Consequences May Be Worth The Risk

“Are you telling me to leave Mikel?” asked Salma, grasping at straws.
“I would never presume to tell anyone what to do. I would expect you to decide for yourself without fear of repercussions. There are consequences to leaving but you can handle it. You’re a strong woman.”
“Me? Strong?”
“Yes, strong and capable!”
“What will Mikel do?” asked the foolish woman.
“Do? Mikel will do what he needs to do. Deal with it like all the other husbands who are left behind do.”
“No what will Mikel do without me?”

Conversation in Caring for Eleanor

It Could Happen Again

It Could Happen Again (short story) by Sonia RumziIt Could Happen Again (March 2011)

* Fiction > Women’s Fiction > Friendship
* Fiction > Women’s Fiction > Domestic Life


The struggle of a mother to free herself from the tyranny of a man she once loved, but now threatened her peace of mind, her life and the life of her children.

“This book, says it all with just the right balance. The challenges faced by the woman desperate to leave, the torn agony by the friends who watch and the complacency of the society that tangles itself with “doing the right thing.”

-Pandora Poikilos, author of Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

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CHF vs a Great Diuretic Salad


It was suggested to me because of the heat to drink a spoonful of Baking Soda mixed in an eight ounce glass of water. I was told that it would help alleviate the heat waves that accost me in the afternoons and early evenings.

I tried and folks let me tell you, at this age you should not drink a spoonful of Sodium Bicarbonate. Yep, it is Salt! Needless to say, I felt nauseated at first but later in the day I felt lethargic.

When I went out for my evening walk with my husband, I felt my chest tight and my lungs not expanding. Again, at my age, I am 55, all this salt could result in CHF or Congestive Heart Failure.

I needed diuretics. Here is what I did to solve the problem of retention and it turned out amazing!

1/2 Vidalia onion sliced
8 garlic cloves slices
1/2 bunch parsley chopped
1 large tomato chopped
2 Tbsp ground Cumin
1/4 cup lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 head Romaine lettuce chopped
1/2 tsp black pepper

The last three ingredients are for taste and substance. All the rest are diuretics. Go figure. A delicious healthy solution without a hospital trip. Whew!

Mix well. Eat. You can thank me later. It is delicious!

An amazing salad made with love and health.