We cannot give up.

Quotes for Kirty

“We decide the first day of our cancer diagnosis whether we are going to be victims or survivors.
We decide to muster up all our strength to fight to win.
We decide to stay positive and not let cancer define us.
We decide how we are going to handle each day.
Yes, there are good days and bad days, but our attitudes determine each day.
Hold on to your hopes, dreams, faith and determination, and gather strength from your support systems, because in the fight against cancer, we cannot give up.”

~Ann, Lymphoma Survivor and Founder of The Lymphoma Club

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Pineapple Sangria

I don’t usually drink white Sangria, but this one is really nice on a hot day,
it’s not as “heavy” as the red sangrias can be, although still my favorite!

The temperatures here have been in around 70 – 80 degrees F and very humid!

This drink is sooo refreshing


I found a couple of great recipes and “melded” them together…..

First one is from eat.drink.love

and the second

from Erin’s Food Files







3 cups pineapple juice
1 bottle dry white wine, such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc
1 cup brandy (pear brandy or apricot brandy will work)
1 ripe pineapple, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 cup pineapple soda
1 bunch fresh mint, roughly chopped

I added 1 sliced lime and 1/2 cup of orange juice and a splash of sprite.



In a pitcher, combine the juice, wine, brandy, pineapple, and soda with ice and stir. Pour into large wineglasses and garnish with the mint and orange.

Erins Food Files/ Epicurious


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