Photo by Yuris Alhumaydy on Unsplash Hidradenitis Suppurativa I'd never heard of it before February 2020. From everything I've read, here is yet another illness with terrible symptoms and no apparent cause. When one starts reading about it, many frightening terms crop up, Type II Diabetes, Crohn's, Polycystic Ovarian Disease, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and several… Continue reading HS Sufferers – My Three-Step System to Manage Outbreaks
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It was the masks. On May 3rd our local schools stopped requiring masks for students. There were four weeks of school left in our year. The reasons were many and varied as we've all seen on FB. School Boards have yet to learn that you can never make everyone happy, but by all means, grease… Continue reading Covid comes to Carly’s House
After having great success finding my birth families, I started wondering what other lifetime issues my DNA might be able to solve. It took less than a second to pick the next stop on the genome train. I submitted my DNA to GenoPalate in hopes of sorting my complex relationship with food. My scientist husband… Continue reading Psst…Your DNA Thinks You’re Stupid
Photo by Gemma Chua-Tran on Unsplash What being nice doesn't prepare you for. -People who don't give a shit which, turns out, is roughly 97% of humans. No, I don't know how they got that way, maybe from dealing with people like themselves. -Your life numbers, credit score, income bracket, address, phone, how… Continue reading Nice Girl
It has been almost a year since I last posted here. Much has happened but little of interest to anyone living outside this house. I wonder when people ask what we've been doing, how well they know us. The lives in this little home run to the very ordinary, school and work, home and sleep,… Continue reading The Pandemic Experience
It should be easy to write about meeting my brother. It's merely a matter of sitting in front of a keyboard and pressing one key after another, writing events as they happened, bringing it to life on the page, the emotions of the day. It should be fun to talk about how handsome he looked,… Continue reading It Should Be Easy
She asked me outright, "Have you thought perhaps she killed him?" I think I stood across the counter from her staring blankly for a good minute. My cousin stared back at me, unblinking. I had just shared the story of my dad's death last November. Let me backtrack a bit. My cousin and I were… Continue reading Cold-Blooded Murder?
Week 34 (Nov 24) Despite our early cold weather and having to move the plant inside, I've harvested a good dozen tomatoes, seeds are fermenting for three days before rinsing and drying. I have enough to share with my siblings and some friends that are interested. A successful experiment. Week 10 (Aug 20)… Continue reading It’s Alive!