HI, I am Patty Alcala and my blog is named Strawberries Forever because I have been collecting and drawing strawberries for many years. Through my first blog, I learned that my love for writing is much stronger than I had ever known.  This is where I will put and store my responses to challenges, daily posts, Blogging 201, and bits and pieces about my life.  I am excited to begin my writings here.

I am a retired Physician Assistant with many years of medical experience in my background. I was a nurse before I took the plunge and went to the USC Physician Assistant Program.  I was married for thirty years to the love of my life before he met his end in a Metrolink crash.  We have three gorgeous children:  My oldest child is Maximilliano, my daughter is Crystal and my youngest, Alex lost his battle with multiple chronic illnesses three years after my husband’s death.

I am now spreading my wings to find what this crazy life has in store for me.  My broken wings are mended and I am ready for the flight.  Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I hope you find something to enjoy here.


Being the change in healthcare by building strong families


Inspiration through my thoughts, experiences and travels

Just the Tip

[because it tastes good]

The Art of a Messy House

(Formerly known as: Smiling Away Allergies)/ Believer, wife, food allergy mama, teacher, writer, runner and anything else life decides to throw our way while learning to love our mess. Proverbs 31:25


Make This World A Better Place


from purple slob to clean queen


A Woman's Journey With Rare Disease


Inspiration for every occasion


Coffee-break Scuttlebutt

Taking it a Step at a Time

Taking it a Step at a Time - Proud Mom to an adult son with Autism

Tony A. Smith

Books News and More


Beach Soul Wanderlust

3am ramblings

When my thoughts are too full for sleep

C.S. Wilde

Epic battles & love stories larger than life.


stories we tell ourselves

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