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Cancer Hope

Published July 5, 2018 by lynn k scott

I am part of an online Christian homeschool group.  I have been blessed to part of this group.  They offer support and encouragement in homeschooling and every day living.

I had posted a difficult post asking for some recommendations.  In addition to the information I had asked for, I was given the name of a person to contact.  As it turns out, this person had a very similar diagnosis to mine.

We exchanged messages yesterday and she was the blessing I needed to receive.  After almost a year since diagnosis, I had finally connected to someone I could relate to.  Like I have, she had turned her care over to God after her surgery.  She changed her diet and is now cancer-free.

I am currently in the process of changing my diet.  While science and doctors would admonish my decision to omit their “expert” advice, what I have received so far from them has been less than productive in my battle with cancer.

While I can’t speak for what others should do, I find her story to be extremely encouraging and it has given me new hope; hope I was struggling with.

 

hear me lord

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Reblog: Meet and Greet: 5/18/18 — Dream Big, Dream Often

Published May 18, 2018 by lynn k scott

It’s time for the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!! Strap on your party shoes and join the fun! Ok so here are the rules: Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post. Reblog this post. It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone! Edit your reblog […]

via Meet and Greet: 5/18/18 — Dream Big, Dream Often

#MyFirstPostRevisted (mundane much?)

Published March 8, 2017 by lynn k scott

I was nominated by Erika at That’s What An Anxious Mom Said to participate in a new challenge — the #MyFirstPostRevisited challenge.

my first blog

My first post was in December 2014.  I was beyond a blogging newbie, but needed to share info and I needed a break from Facebook.  Here’s my more than obvious first blog post. Feel free to click here or just read below:

Welcome to my first blog posting.  Obviously, we need to start from the beginning.  I will try to keep it interesting, so you’ll want to keep coming back and check to see what is happening here.

Some topics I’ll be covering are:

  • Homeopathic Health Care
  • Essential Oils
  • Parenting
  • Cooking
  • Canning
  • Homeschooling
  • Military Support

If there’s something you’re interested in seeing on this blog, please let me know.  After all, if no one is interested in what I have to say, then there’s no real reason to have a blog.  Right?

Well, the first post is done.   We are on our way.  2015 here we come!

*photo by Pixabay.com*

I can’t believe it’s been over two years since I started this little project.  I know there has been laughter, tears and frustration, but that’s life, right?  Thanks for everyone who’s read at least one thing I’ve had to say and I must be doing something right because I’m still gaining followers.  That or people are just as twisted as me and they like the company. Please don’t feel the need to clarify which you are.  I’m just happy you’re still with me.  🙂

Here we come to the rules:

Obvious rules:

  • No cheating. (It must be your first post. Not your second post, not one you love…first post only.)
  • Link back to the person who tagged you (thank them if you feel like it or, if not, curse them with a plague of ladybugs).

Other rules:

  • Copy and paste your old post into a new post or reblog your own bad self. (Either way is fine but NO editing.)
  • Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title.
  • Tag five other bloggers to take up this challenge.
  • Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog (don’t just hope they notice a pingback somewhere in their spam).
  • Feel free to cut and paste the badge to use in your post.
  • Include the rules in your post.

People who should also do this: 

200 Followers!

Published January 17, 2016 by lynn k scott

The other day I received a WP notification.  I had reached 200 followers!  I was surprised and then happy.  Ok, so the actual number is 203 now, but there are over 200 people who actually read what I write.

I admit, I’m still someone a blogging newbie.  It’s only been a year and I haven’t always been that consistent.  That being said, I’ve renewed my effort into seeing how far I can take my humble little pink blog.

Thank you for coming along on this journey; wherever you may have joined it.

Mayo-Free Coleslaw

Published January 15, 2016 by lynn k scott

I was excited to post this coleslaw that I made last night.  It’s the second time making it since originally find it in a friend’s Facebook post.

I thought I had taken pictures of my prep work, but apparently I hadn’t.  Then I only took one picture of the final product and managed to delete it upon reviewing pictures.  UGH! How am I supposed to blog about it without sharing pictures?  UPDATE:  I uploaded the pic to WP before my deleting spree took effect.

Never fear…Google to the rescue!  I actually tracked down the exact recipe from another food blog!  The recipe is really simple.  I like that it only has a few ingredients and one of them isn’t mayonnaise.  I have never liked the creamy oil and egg concoction.  I’d go without eating than eat a sandwich with mayo slathered all over it.

Not to mention, mayo-free means less calories.  No longer need to worry about spoilage for a summer picnic.  I know for some people it won’t be the same.  As I never jumped on the mayo bandwagon, I wasn’t missing anything and I am more willing to try dishes such as this.  Using fresh ingredients also means I can guarantee it’s gluten-free, which is a requirement for my diet.

Another reason I like this recipe is the use of fresh lemon juice, instead of vinegar.  Don’t get me wrong, I love vinegars; have 6 variations in my pantry.  I like the “pop” of flavor from the lemon and its zest.  This recipe also uses honey instead of sugar.  I have significantly cut refined sugar from my diet; including my coffee!  I’ve noticed how sluggish I used to be once my sugar-high crashed like the waves against a shoreline in a Category-5 hurricane.  It’s nice to be free of those highs and lows.

I’ve listed in the ingredients and recipe below, but please visit the website to see the amazing pictures of this simple, yet tasty, coleslaw.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 small red cabbage
  • 1/2 small green cabbage
  • 1/2 carrot, shredded
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Remove any tough outer leaves from the cabbage.
  2. Trim the core and any tough stems from the cabbage and thinly slice.
  3. Add to a bowl with the shredded carrot, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt and black pepper. Toss to combine.
  4. Serve this right away for more of a salad, or store it in the fridge overnight for a slaw that’s more pickled.

Yield: 6-8 servings

Originally found on:  http://www.pbs.org/food/fresh-tastes/no-mayo-coleslaw

Has it really been a year?

Published November 2, 2015 by lynn k scott

I was standing at the sink, cleaning up after tonight’s dinner and realized that it will be a year, this month, that I created the Pink Herald blog.  I never expected over 150 followers, to my somewhat sporadic writing.  I never expected to find such comfort and peace in sharing my random tid-bits.  Let’s not forget how much cheaper blogging is to therapy.  While, at times, I have sat at the kitchen table, tears streaming down my face as I told my stories, it’s been such a blessing.

Even though my life is still somewhat chaotic, I am more content and comforted by how this past year has played out. While my only surviving sister and I have cut ties, I am ok with it.  I have rejoined the local Blue Star Mothers chapter and even was elected back to the board as Vice President.  My lil miss and I found a local homeschool group that was so supportive and enlightening.  We’re still part of that group, even though we recently made the decision to send my daughter to a private, Christian school.  She’s LOVING it by the way.

I have found a church to call home.  I am now assisting them in the social media realm and have recently been asked to take over the bi-weekly newsletter, while a fellow church member is recovering from cancer.  I was honored to be asked.

We got new neighbors and they are a breath of fresh air.  They are outgoing, kind and we’re becoming good friends.  Our girls all get along and I feel safe with my daughter playing at their house.  I never worry when she’s there.  Folks just aren’t that neighborly in cities anymore.  I miss that and I’m glad we have the opportunity to get to know each other.

My proudest accomplishment this year is the birth of The Kathi Cares Program; in my sister’s honor.  If you missed what the program is about, you can read all about it here. Since coming up with idea and sharing it, a local massage therapist has offered to give gift certificates for the cancer patients.  My close and very inspirational friend, has already donated $25 and I can purchase my first gift card for this December’s recipient.  I even have a PayPal account established in order to help secure donations.  I will work to grow this program into an inspiring, community-based, non-profit.

I have read some truly wonderful, funny, tearful blogs in the last year.  I thank all those who take the time to put their thoughts into words.  I appreciate those who find my blog worthy of following.

Here’s to another adventures year, while tip-tapping on my laptop to put my my brain dictates what shall be in written form.

THANK YOU!!! Blog Promo For You!

Published March 31, 2015 by lynn k scott

I just reached my 100th follower!!!

As promised, I would like to thank those of you who have supported me in some way.  Whether you are a new blogger, you comment here often, enjoy what I have to say or think I’m a loon, here is your chance….

PROMOTE YOUR BLOG…

That’s right.  Please comment with your blog address and if you’d like to give it a little intro, feel free.

Then, take a moment to check out some of the other blogs that are listed.  Who knows who your next online blog obsession might be.  Don’t deny it…we all have them.  It’s ok.  There’s some good and interesting stuff flowing from the minds of our fellow bloggers.

Hope you all have a productive day.

Thanks again!

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