Important Update

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I wanted to take the time to write a little update on what is going on in my life and the site

This is my mommy and I love her 🙂 – she is currently in Africa – actually in Kenya. She has been there for over 2 weeks and she is coming home soon ( 4 days and 9 hours to be exact). If you did not know my mom became a nurse back in the 1970s and she got her doctorate and currently is a professor at a nursing school here in Portland, OR.

She went with a group of student volunteers to Kenya to help administer medicine on underprivileged children in Kenya.

I am very proud of her but also miss her a ton — I went from talking to her daily ( or multiple times a day) to not talking to her in weeks.

Also her father ( my grandfather) is currently in the hospital again. My grandfather is the one who taught me how to save at a early age – he has been in and out of the hospital for months – it really has been a roller coaster for my family. He currently is in California — so we cannot easily visit

Updates for myself and the site

Myself – Things are pretty good considering everything. I am currently re-doing the apartment on a budget — I think it is my way to distract myself from what is going on with my grandfather and such. I have some fun trips coming up — one with a brand the others for fun.

The Site – Overall I am happy with the site. I am planning on changing the design a little to make it more user friendly – I do love the fact that I have been doing this for over 3 years and it never feels like a job. There are 2 books in the works and 2 other projects that I am working on . You may know that I post recipes daily — I do skip days currently if there is a family emergency happening — thank you for understanding. I make and test all my recipes — each recipe is at least 3 hours of work.

Overall – There are good things and not so good things going on right now ( but that is life)

If you want to send my mom or grandfather a card — here is a address

14845 SW Murray Scholls Dr
Suite 110 PMB 112
Beaverton, OR 97007


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  • Laura

    I am sorry to hear that about your grandfather, I will keep him in my prayer’s.
    I understand what you feel with this, my grandpa isn’t doing too good right now as well. My mother just back from her trip to Mexico, it was rough not being to speak to her at all!

    Keep your chin up and stay positive!

  • Keri

    I send prayers your way. And want to say I enjoy your posts, recipes and tips. As a former Oregonian (Beaverton) I miss so much about it, but it helps when I see your site, thanks again!

  • Donna

    Sending prayers to your entire family! I must say I love your site, the recipes and all. Keep up the great work.

  • Mai Huerta

    My nurse friend Megan is in Kenya too!! Its amazing what they are doing out there. They have all my respect

  • Jilli Oyenque

    Life poses challenges at every turn. It is usually a reminder to not take the things you have been blessed with for granted. Call daily and check on your grandpa it will help to know what is going on. They will also put a phone to his ear if only for you to send a bit if love across the wire. What an adventure for your mum. You are loved never forget that …..

  • Melissa Kay Gill

    Good Morning.

    You are in my prayers as well as your mom and grandpa. My mamaw went into the hospital just yesterday. What an awesome experience your mom is having. I bet she going to have some amazing stories to tell you when she returns. Some of which…I would love to hear.

  • Emily Kephart

    Love and prayers and many hugs for your family. Keep the faith and always remember God is in control. You brighten our day and help us save, the greatest thing is how much you have given us the readers with Watson. I know it is a lot of work but he sure is a pleasure to watch. Take some long deep breathes and silence yourself a few minutes a day to to revamp . What a kind and generous mother you have, her teaching show in you.

  • Phyllis Katherina Martello

    FRAGILE….Handle with Prayer…..Asking the Big Guy to look out for your Grandfather and wish your Mom a safe journey home…Wow!….My Mom, bless her, was great….very loving and generous. But wouldn’t even consider leaving NYC (an adventure all it’s own!) by herself. Thank God for Grandma Angelina who came to America alone, by boat, at only 19 years old back around 1910, or I never would have been here at all! I have such respect for all the brave women out there….past and present! Love and Peace to you and your family.

  • Rae

    I hope your mom has a safe trip home, and I wish you and your family the best. I hope your grandfather has a speedy recovery 🙂 Thanks for all that you do!


    I am praying for your family and especially your Grandpa. I would love for your site to post more natural and organic deals and your recipes to to be more organic and gluten free