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


from purple slob to clean queen


A Woman's Journey With Rare Disease


Inspiration for every occasion

Eugi's Causerie

And so it goes...


Products / Places / Services

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

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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