From little things …

Her little hands tucked under her chin in prayer position, lips pink with gloss, hair all tumbling curls pinned with tiny rose buds, I wondered how she was going to get through such a long day

What cancer can and cannot do

A Curated TBT Post: from my original blog: the storyofus4.blogspot.com.au Next week we head to Sydney for a consult for the new immunotherapy trial Bren has been signed up for. It got me thinking; as I remembered a post I had written on my previous blog dated 18 April 2015.  Back then I was pondering the…

5 things you can do as a cancer carer

5 things you can do  (a carer’s perspective): Coming into Brendans next review; rereading this post from my previous blog (The Story of Us), dated August 2015, is a timely reminder. I have curated it here: My top five: choices I remind myself to make (most of the time) to help deal with my husbands cancer…

Anniversary 18

It’s 1999; the world’s population exceeds six billion and  we are all talking about the  year 2000’s impending problem known as Y2K: the millennium bug, some of us were even worried about it! Our Prime Minister was John Howard, and Australian voters decided to keep the Queen instead of becoming a republic, Barbie Doll celebrated her 40th…

January 2017: letting go

As the first month of 2017 comes to an end, I realise for the most part, January has been all about letting go for me. As my two kiddos, now teenagers, step fearlessly toward their new found independence on their way to adulthood, I’m trying to step out of their way. For me letting go…

1000 likes – thank you

I just wanted to give a quick shout out to all the lovely people out there who are interacting with calliemm. I appreciate each and every one of you. 1000 likes – Thank you ! Along with sharing my story,  I love participating in the many writing & photo challenges here in this wonderful blogosphere, however,  the main…

Owning our Choices

Reflection, there is no better time for it than now. Reassessments of the things that have happened and of the choices made that have lead up to this moment. The consequences of which, good or bad, are mine to live with every day after. What has me in such a reflective mood? I hear you…

Reflections: 2016

Reflections: 2016, yes –it’s nearly over. Looking back I won’t be sad as I hum Auld Lang Syne this New Year’s Eve; I’m kinda glad 2016 is just about time gone by. For all its beauty and wonder, life, after all should never be short on those; it was a year that saw cancer dictate…

What Christmas Personality are you?

The Grumpy Grinch I’m feeling a bit exhausted by the thought of Christmas? My Christmas wish this year is that I maintain a little sanity; as I try to focus on love and peace, while in a mad panic – I drive 100 or more kilometres in a round trip to catch up with all…

Otis Goes to School

Review: On The Ball Dog Training – 5 stars Today I would like to share my family’s experience with On The Ball Dog Training, and say how grateful we were to have found them. Please share with anyone you know who may have a new puppy or older dog in need of learning a few new tricks!…

Be time

Tip Jar: When life gets busier than it should, through no fault of your own (or even by your own hand), it makes the importance of slowing down – glaringly obvious. The Tip Jar says: Everyone deserves as much Be time as they can get, take it where you can my friends. Take it where you can….