Erma Bombeck and my favorite quotes

It’s blogapalooza! What does that mean, you ask? Once a month, ChicagoNow bloggers have one hour to create a post and all must publish at the same time. The topic this month is to write about a favorite quote and why it resonates with me…well here I go!

Growing up, I loved Erma Bombeck. Even though are ages were separated by many years, me a naive teenager, her a middle aged woman, we both found humor in everyday life. I remember seeing her on some television show where she was talking about life and made it funny–even the difficult stuff.

I remember using her saying “If life were a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits” whenever something went wrong–which was often–and made me feel just a little bit better. She was full of so many sayings all of which I could relate to. Some of my other favorites  are,  “Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart” and “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.”


Little did I know back then that Erma Bombeck and Nancy Chodash would share the same philosophy. Live to the fullest, fulfill your dreams and no regrets because tomorrow doesn’t come for everyone.

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    I am a nurse practitioner who not only treats patients, but has had chronic illnesses including cancer so I understand how frustrating medicine can be. But through all this, I have never lost my sense of humor and my ability to make people laugh. I love to cook, and since becoming gluten-free a year ago, I have recipes for everyone's tastes whether it be healthy, decadent, vegetarian, or gluten-free. My philosophy is all about health, food, laughter and life!

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