Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
On July 15, 2010 My Aunt Angela Excell passed after a very hard four and a half year battle with ovarian cancer. In her memory, I am begging every woman I know to make themselves familiar with the symptoms of this horrible disease.
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms
* A feeling of being bloated
* Vague abdominal and pelvic discomfort
* Gastrointestinal symptoms such as gas, nausea,
indigestion, constipation, diarrhea.
* Back pain and fatigue
* Frequent or urgent urination
* Menstrual disorders, pain during intercourse
Often the symptoms of ovarian cancer are not taken seriously because they are so similar to other women bodily complaints. Because of this, over 70% of all women with ovarian cancer will not be diagnosed until the disease has spread beyond the ovary. You know your body best. If something doesn't feel right and continues for weeks, call your doctor. (A Pap smear is NOT a test for ovarian cancer, it detects cervical cancer.)
For more information go to the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry at www.OvarianCancer.com
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
I put off composting for the longest time because I thought the process would be smelly and complicated and attract unwanted critters! Boy was I wrong. A few months back I purchased a cool-looking composter and started throwing in things like brown paper, cardboard, coffee grinds, corn husks, eggshells and other uncooked fruits and vegetables -- and viola! Now I have a wonderfully rich earthy-smelling compost that I can use in my organic herb garden!
If you're on the fence about composting I urge you to pull the trigger and start today. Let me know if you have questions about getting started.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
We had a small gathering of family and friends at our home today to celebrate Timothy's first birthday. I can't believe how fast this is all going by...Can I hit the pause button please?