About me

So.  Never thought I’d write a blog.  Actually, the only real writing I’ve done was in college.  The last 15 or so years, my writing has been pretty much limited to “lesson plans” for classes I had been lucky enough to teach.  The topics have all been within the Family & Consumer Science field (known as in Ohio as FCS).  For those readers my age (or older) that means “Home Economics”.   Of course, the field has changed dramatically from the cookin’ and sewin’ days….  Now the focus is on  Living and Life Skills.  

My hobbies and passions are within the traditional FCS field.   I love fabrics and fibers (taught textiles at college level for awhile) and anything in the fiber art realm.  My idea of a good way to spend a rainy day is in my sewing studio.  Actually, it has been relegated to a small room in the basement, but that’s another story. 

I also love anything to do with “foods”.  Since way back in the early 80’s when I worked in cool restaurants and fine dining in Carmel, CA, I have loved every aspect of food and wine.  I love cooking and eating and writing and creating and sharing good food.  For the last five years I operated a test kitchen for a syndicated food editor, and loved every minute of every recipe I tested.  My ideal way to spend a good evening is to have a great meal, good wine, my husband and friends all together.

Now, the reason for the blog.  Well, here is the short version (I’ll come back and fill in some blanks at a later date)….I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March of 2009.  Shortly thereafter, I decided that it was a “teachable moment”…..ahhhh…ha!……moment, more like, week, month, year, etc.  I quickly decided I wasn’t going to go through BC for no reason.  I will use this crappy experience to help, teach, comfort others. I have been working with an incredible photographer to document this whole experience.  Where we are going with the text and photos, we are not exactly sure yet.  In the meantime, I write and photog follows me and clicks.

7 Responses to “About me”

  1. Dinah Vincent Says:

    Dear Kaylynne, We are just back from travels and I am catching up on your news. My most hopeful thoughts and best wishes are being sent your way. I know Bob and I are still feeling emotionally rocky after his heart surgery five months ago, and can’t believe how scared you must feel still facing treatment. We all can only keep going forward, one foot in front of the other, until we walk out of the storm and into the sun. My grandmother, a large, tough South Dakota farm wife, told me years ago “Life is hard.” Another aunt, this one soft and funny and happy said, “Life is 10% how you make it and 90% how you take it.” I guess I have both of that in me, but I try to aim for the happy! Please keep all your fans up-dated; we really appreciate it! Fondly, Dinah

  2. Tom Mascaro Says:

    I still remember seeing your Bra Art at Bradshaw’s house for dinner with my wife Beth. I haven’t been able to look at a brassiere the same since.

    Love
    Hope
    Tough
    Determined
    Supported
    Admired

    All words with no “c.” Tom

    • kaylynne50 Says:

      I LOVE the “no c” words!!! You have sent my mind into a creatvie whirlwind with that concept…..oops, that has a “c”

  3. Nancy Brendlinger Says:

    Kathy Bradshaw suggested I check out your blog, which I did today. I love the hair blog and the photos that go with it. I hope today is a good day for you.

    Nancy

  4. faye Says:

    Kay Lynne, What a great site – you’re a great sight too! Your joie de vivre in spite of le poids de _an_er (sans “c”) inspires the rest of us. Keep your chin up – don’t look down! . . . Faye

  5. Diane Says:

    Idon’t know yet . My mammagram. Had to be re-done on the right side. I seen the spot they concerned about, had an ultrasound, whitch they couldn’t. Find it. So now i’m

  6. Natalie Says:

    Hi Kay! it’s natalie from flower hospital radiation oncology! I haven’t seen you in awhile so I was checking your blog to see how you’ve been. Glad to see your surgery went well.I hope for a fast recovery for you!! Donna and I were wondering how to view the pictures Bill took when you were on treatment?? Take care and see you at the next follow up visit!!

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