I've started following a new blog, The Peachfuzz Chronicles, written by Echo R. Fling (I love the title of her blog; I understand that chemo has a way of doing that to a person's hair).
She recently wrote, "My seemingly perfect life was thrown a major curve ball when I was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. This blog will take a look at the sometimes whacky world of cancer and chemotherapy. After blogging about my father’s illness and death only 13 months ago, I’ve learned that it is better to look for the humor in what may seem to be the darkest days."
I rarely come across a person who can write with so much wit, humor and pluck. The way she writes about life's challenges lifts me up and makes me laugh. Her clever writing reminds me of the writing style of Bill Bryson, Stella Gibbons and Erma Bombeck. She talks here of "surviving the chemo rabbit hole".
She is a wife, mother and published author (Eating an Artichoke; a Mother’s Perspective on Asperger Syndrome (Jessica Kingsley Press 2000).
I've missed reading her latest food adventures on her very good food blog, The Plucky Gastronome. Now I know why she hasn't written about food for a while. I pray that Echo will respond VERY well, and VERY quickly to the chemo! I wish she were my neighbor, but she lives in New Jersey. I'd love to chat, cook, stir and measure with her.