Posted in (All Posts), Las Cosas Mexicanas 🇲🇽, Recipes

How to make Mexican Burrito Lasagna

This is a very easy recipe that I created for my family. My husband is from Mexico and he loves spicy foods. Me? Not so much, but I try to find a happy medium. Burritos are delicious, but any true Mexican will tell you that they aren’t a Mexican original. Invented in 1910 by an entrepreneurial businessman, burritos are the white man’s Mexican food. Juan Mendez prepared the burritos and took them across the Rio Bravo to United States during the Mexican Revolution. The Yanks across the river couldn’t get enough!

Delicious? Yes, but not traditional Mexican fare. Nonetheless, my family knows yummy when they see it, ergo: my creation! Without further ado, Mexican Burrito Lasagna!

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Posted in (All Posts), Breast Cancer

My Fake Boobs Defy The Laws of Physics

I plan to post a before/after story about my follow-up reconstruction procedure, so I wanted to share some of the reasons why I had it done. This post from Oct 2014 explains it all rather eloquently.

Survivor@37

I want to dedicate this post to my husband and my biggest supporter. I love you to infinity and beyond. ❤

I’ve had my new rack for just over a year. I know that I shouldn’t complain. I’m lucky to have them at all. I’m fortunate to look more or less the same in clothes as I did before. In fact, my plastic surgeon did such a fabulous job that no one really knows what I went through.

abge cancer profile

For those of you who don’t know my story, here is what I’ve had done in a nutshell:

1. February 2013, I get the diagnosis: I have two, possibly three invasive ductal carcinomas in the right breast.

2. Surgery is scheduled for April 9th, 2013. I have the option to have both breasts removed and I take it without hesitation.

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Posted in (All Posts), Autism, Family, Rants

If you can’t say something nice: “parent-shaming” vs. “over-sharenting”

So a few months ago, I posted some things on facebook that I probably shouldn’t have. I had a couple of weak moments, and I am totally willing to accept that maybe cooler heads did not prevail. I became one of the many “over-sharers” of the Internets. My bad. Nobody’s perfect.

March 18

Screen shot 2015-07-24 at 7.06.55 PMOn the day in question, my twelve-year-old was acting more like a two-year-old. She was protesting my parenting decisions, but her derpy attempt at a tantrum was just as riveting as OJ Simpson’s slow-speed car chase.

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Posted in (All Posts), Homelessness, O Canada 🇨🇦

“Homeless” Undercover Police Officer is Shocked by Treatment from Strangers

homeless-on-street-1024x768We have a quite a serious problem with homelessness in Vancouver, Canada. It’s something that I think about every day. Most afternoons as I cross an important intersection downtown on my way home from work, I pass by a homeless man who sits on the pavement with his hand out. If I say, “I’m sorry” because I don’t have any coins on me (I don’t like to carry cash.) The man says, “Thank you, dear.” Recently, I decided to make more of an effort to have some cash in my pocket so I could help him. He asked me if I had any potato chips a couple of weeks back. I took a mental note.

Two days ago, I slowed down as I passed him. I removed my sunglasses and I squatted down so we could speak eye-to-eye. I asked him his name. Charlie then told me his story. Continue reading ““Homeless” Undercover Police Officer is Shocked by Treatment from Strangers”