• Bottles | Gypsy Magpie

    Bottles

    The last two weeks I have done a lot of self reflection. I had a conversation with a loved one, and I surprised myself with what I said. It really bothered me. Like I said before, I’m a bottler and I’m trying to learn to overcome that this year. Well, I finally opened the lid […]

  • Roll on Along {Gypsy Magpie}

    Roll on Along

    When I was growing up, one of my family’s favorite bands was ALABAMA. Anytime we headed off on an adventure you could pretty much bet your shirt that dad would play a little Mountain Music. A couple of my brothers may deny it now, but we used to belt those songs at the top of […]

  • Nothings {Gypsy Magpie}

    Nothings

    I am sore and feeling a little wierded out that three total strangers all handled my breast this morning. Yet, at the same time I honestly couldn’t be more thankful that they did. I ended up needing several mammograms and an ultrasound before the radiologist decided to come in for yet another ultrasound just to […]

  • Blue Eyes {Gypsy Magpie}

    Blue Eyes

    The doctor called tonight. The mammogram didn’t go like I had hoped. There is something there and they don’t know what. Next week I will meet with the head Radiologist and get two spot specific mammograms and an ultrasound, then we will go from there. I realize that it’s too early to freak out, that […]

  • Live Happy Challenge: Results

    Last week I announced to the universe that I was going to try the LIVE HAPPY CHALLENGE, big mistake. I think it’s like praying for patience. Pray for patience and somebody says, “You want patience? Hold on to your seat, girl!” That’s exactly what happened when I decided to do DR. MATT’S challenge. The daily […]

  • Glass Knobs and other Randomness {Gypsy Magpie}

    Shiny New Knobs and other Randomness

    Today I went to the doctor to try and figure out why my body is doing the strange things that it is. We ended up discussing in depth the fate of my OVARIES. I left with a heavy heart and a racing mind, so I spent the rest of day hacking at weeds in the […]

  • Angelina Jolie, BRCA2 Gene Mutations, and Me {Gypsy Magpie}

    Angelina Jolie, BRCA Gene Mutations, and Me.

    If you’ve stuck around here very long, you know that I carry a GENETIC MUTATION that gives me an extremely high risk for breast and ovarian cancers, among other things. I have talked about it HERE and more recently, HERE. It is something that is constantly in the back of my mind. How excited I […]