PART 1: Turn Turn. Its Been a Season. Turn Turn. My Broken Record…


(click pic above to hear song/watch original music video by the Byrds! 🙂


(YES, I’m going to write today’s blog in a part 1 and part 2 possibly in a cliffhanger with a sensible stopping point, possible with a very abrupt STOP bc my carpool alarm and extracurricular/CrossCountry Mom (handing out cold towels and squirting cold water into mouths of my 3 lil first time  but very COMMITTED new to the school “Roadrunners” race at my old elementary school (Christ Episcopal School and first teaching (Kindergarten/Drama job! (Ah Memories! Then Hurry to pack those ice chests and pack the cheer backs for my teenage cheer leaders who I’ve convinced to come CHEER on their little sibs on their ♥races before their own cheer Volleyball game @6:30  when I pass off my cheer mom

Uber driver hat to my valiant Super mom/”Grammie” who happily steps up to the plate! (Whew!)

Now, when siblings come to root their family on, who knows what nicknames and embarassing cutesie or not so cutesie nicknames will come out??  But, they’ll know we’re ALL here!!  😉  And if you remember this blast from the blast as I do… “It JUST DOESN’T MATTER!”

(CLICK VIDEO TO ENJOY one of my personal fam’s oldie but goodie fave of what may or may not happen when our fam comes to cheer on their sibs!! J/K)

(CLICK VIDEO TO ENJOY one of my personal fam’s oldie but goodie fave of what may be our afternoon! When sibs cheer each other on with their own possible nichnames?!?!  😉 J/K   

 “SPAZ! Coached by Bill Murray- Summer Camp on “Meatballs” Summer of 1980something!”)

Now can you guess where I’m going with this whole … It’s been a SEASON thing??

I’ve got 10 minutes before my timer goes off.. (Tick tick!) like that isn’t a stressor!

You see I am someone who loves! I mean really really loves when my kids come home for SUMMER!!!!! Because I love love love

 the say do have always done our fun, chill lazy days with mommy where we

treat just like the BEACH: my happy place!

And why might you ask, is the beach my oh so very happy place??

I’ll come back to this cuz I gotta run for today, but stare at the pic above for a while and imagine those waves rushing in and out over and again, smell the smells , hear the birds, dig your toes in the sand … and notice this NO WALLS. NO PLACE TO HANG A CLOCK AND SET A SCHEDULE.  JUST AS NATURAL AS IT COULD BE! JUST LIKE I LIKE IT.  I’LL COME BACK TO THIS…. and maybe you’ll start to get a peek into some ideas of why maybe this summer was not so “summery”, and a little less”Olaffy” (If that’s a word?, I think Olaf would would agree, it’s a word now!)



Last thing to end this PART ONE OF TODAY’s BLOG bc ice chests and cheer bags are waiting on me to be packed…

I can smell it. Looking at this just settles me down... ahhhhhhh

Beach time means No Time! No plans! Just listen to the waves. The sun will tell you when its morning, non and night. Your tummy will tell ya when your hungry


This … THIS  is why I loooooove summer and the beach.

Notice anything missing?

It’s a the real secret to why I love the beach so much.

I’ll give you a riddle to gnaw on while I wrap up this PART ONE and hurry off to carpool, etc. etc.


I am something on a home or hut, but NOT on the beach When there, you can hang something that keeps schedules, which is why I stay clear. Yet people seem to find ways to bring them down to the beach anyway! Oy Vey I say, Get outta my Vacay! 

I like my beach time and summertime…


IF YOU MESSAGE ME AT TEAMBUNA@GMAIL.COM . with the correct answer to the riddle below, I’ll mail you a prize personally from BUNA’s HOPE.

So to be continued PART 2 will come back to you midday after carpools and my sweet Firecracker’s tooth extractions.   As she rests, I will get back to you on…


So until tomorrow …. be thinking and sending in your riddle answers to  UH OH! Y’all know me too well and already know the answer, I’m sure.


Gotta go for the oh so 1990s “DUH” on that one!

How many things will I be sending out??  I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. 😉  God’s already got it figured out,  I ain’t scared.  Since cancer,  I ain’t scared of nothin! God’s GOT THIS and everything else not matter how big or how small. 


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’til tomorrow…



THANK YOU and Don’t Stop Us Now!!

We did it!!

By mid-afternoon, I was home and crashing on my couch after reading and praying over so many of your intentions and prayer offerings that I am so grateful to Have received and to continue to receive.

They did their part on zapping my tumors with the Gamma Knife radiation, now it’s my job to follow through with the 2nd half of the process to rest so the radiation can now settle in and work its magic to complete the shrinking process (which takes a few weeks to fully complete). This can only happen if I allow time to rest and time to heal. Not to downplay in the slightest…

…your many many prayers which have and continue to carry our whole family through!

So… WE (as a Team, once again) DID IT!!

Home from Gamma Knife, and Ready to Honor my perscription for “REST” (Doc’s orders!”

With this flood of intentions, I just had to share this idea that I’ve been sharing with so many moms from all over the country (and just recently, the world!), that started between just myself and one very sweet intercessory prayer warrior confidant and friend just about a year ago. After she reached out to share a few personal intentions with me (as I’m always asking for others to send me intentions which have given a purpose in my toughest stretches of my journey to get through) during one of my courses of radiation. We decided to begin a novena (a 9 day prayer, repeating the same prayer each day) for each other’s intentions. Our novena never stopped.  I asked if we could just continue it in a constant loop, inviting others to join in with us.

We began the novena entitled:

Mary, Undoer of Knots“(click link for info on history of the novena), an intriguing and compelling prayer that Pope Francis had spoken highly of as of recent and had resonated with each of us in its message we were feeling of the never-ending tangled knots that moms in particular (yet many families and people in general) feel. Its almost as if they (we) feel so often overwhelmed by so may issues within our family and our own personal lives that we can never catch up on or help on our own, without the intercession of the supernatural grace of the Holy Spirit. Who better to understand than the Mother of God? Why not ask her to help us?  Who better to understand than a mother who had to untangle all the feelings intertwined within bearing a son who would suffer and die for us all, yet with such an amazing purpose?? Talk about a tangled knot in a mama’s stomach, right?

(I always say, Mary needed a journal! 😉

I truly believe that, no matter which religion you are…

If Mary of Nazareth, said to be the mother of Jesus Christ, (as I do believe),

were to walk among us today,  we would all undoubtedly feel the

POWER, STRENGTH, and SUPERNATURAL GRACE that she OWNED (3 snaps up, girl!!) like NO other woman

we’ve ever seen or encountered as she walked past!

 This MAMA was and is a TRUE phenomenon! 

Our world searches for role models and women of courage, honor, and beauty…

and in MARY is the truest example of undeniable beauty who’s sheer presence would blow you away!

To put it simply…

Mary was a and IS a warrior in a dress🙌


So here’s my crazy idea (please make note and I encourage you to PLEASE PASS IT ON:

*🙏🙏What If All the Mamas (& Daddy’s, Grandparents, Aunts…) Joined Forces in This Novena?!?! 🙏🙏

  1. I’m praying this in a constant loop, and invite you ALL (no matter what your family status) to join the mamas that have already begun this with me!
  1. Set your alarms for any of the following times (9am, 12noon, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm) …Maybe to Marley’s tune/ringtone “3little Birds”🐦🐦🐦?!
  2. Pray the “Mary Undoer of Knots” novena listed below (screenshot and save the photo below to your phone, or click on the photo download it to your computer)
  3. Pray for your intentions and all the intentions of those all over the world who are praying this together!!
  4. Know that the power of the graces of so many people is showering over you and through you while joining forces in prayer for all of our intentions, with the intercession of Mary, Undoer of Knots!  This allows you to be a part of something so amazing and help families from all over to overcome adversities that are unimaginable!! 💪🙏💪🙏💪🙏💪🙏💪🙏

I’m excited to see what comes of this “BAND OF MOTHERS AND OTHERS”!

I’ve seen first hand and truly felt the grace and strength of this community both near and far from all of you and want you all to be a part of it!  I hope you can join in taking all of these intentions that I continue to ask for and taking part of what I’ve felt such purpose in by doing the same.

Set those alarms!!

Don’t just “like” and “scroll” past those posts that ask for prayers on your Social Media Feeds…

… Rather, Make a note on your phone, or Sticky note in your home (or car visor works, too!)

Regardless of how you do it, COMMIT!  And as it was once told to me,

for others and FOR YOURSELVES: 


Then the trickiest part… LET GO AND LET GOD DO THE REST!!

It’s gonna be alright… I know it. No matter how the Big Guy makes it work, it’s gonna be good.

It’s ALL GOOD, y’all!