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Join Me In Making Magic

I grew up in a home where, when it came to entertaining and the Holidays, the hostess (IE my Mother) did all the work. Aside from cleaning the garage just before the party, my father did little to help. The guests never lifted a finger. Their every need was anticipated. Their glasses were always full […]

The Day Of My Hysterectomy

I was scheduled for a 6:45 am check in at the hospital, and a 8:45 am surgery.  Michael and I arrived and got checked in.  We were shown to my pre-op room.  I was told to strip down to “nothing but what God gave you” and wipe my whole body down with some special wipes.  […]

The Decision

For as long as I can remember, my cycles have been really bad.  When I was young, I was diagnosed with severe dysmenorrhea.  Which is basically the medical term for period from hell.  Years of being on birth control helped to level out the pain.  Around eight years ago, I took myself off birth control, […]

My Shield

My Shield

Before I begin, I feel the need to address an elephant that is often in the room when I cosplay or when I talk about my cosplay.  I am well aware that I am judged for being a grown adult playing dress-up.  I do not need to defend or explain what I do.  However . […]

Middle Age

Middle Age

According to Wikipedia – middle age is between 45-65 years old. On August 5th, 2021, I will turn 47. Several months ago, I noticed an ugly little voice inside my head. Whispering, I am no longer at my peak, and that 47 is old. “You don’t have it, anymore.” This voice would say. And while […]

In Memory – Bourdain

One year ago today, I woke up and sauntered into the kitchen for breakfast.  Within a minute or two my husband entered, just before heading off to work.  He asked me, Have you heard the news?  As he was asking this question, he pulled me into a hug.  No, I said.  There was no way […]

Your Worst Day

When was your last bad day? I mean really bad, full of despair, ugly-cry bad day? Mine was February 5, 2018. Nine days before (January 27) I had surgery to fix a recently broken ankle and a torn ligament. I was spending six weeks of non weight-bearing recovery in Seattle (to be closer to the […]

Friendship

Have you ever lost a friend but didn’t know why?  You just wake up one day and realize they are no longer in your life.  From a decision not of your making.  For no reason, from no incident, or misunderstanding, or fight; nothing you can recall.   Some time ago, two female friends vanished from […]

Confessions of a Bionic Wonder Woman In Two Parts

PART ONE August of last year, I assigned myself 12 Labors to be completed by March 1, 2018 for Emerald City Comicon in Seattle. A voluntary, seven-month journey of growth, self-exploration, and development. (For more information and a list of the Labors, please visit previous blog posts.) The idea came about my Freshman year of […]

Wonder Woman at Seattle Children’s Hospital

After attending last years Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, for the first time in costume (as Wonder Woman), it occurred to me that I should reach out to Seattle Children’s Hospital and see if I could set up a time to visit. It took several back and forth emails, but a date and time were […]