February 5, 2021 – The Inevitable

If you’re anything like me, the last thing you want to become is your mother. I have spent a great deal of time intentionally doing things differently so that no one ever accuses me of being ‘just like her’. I know that sounds kind of crappy but I am just trying to keep things real.Continue reading “February 5, 2021 – The Inevitable”

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January 12, 2021 – Is it better to have loved and lost?

I watched a movie recently. It was called ‘On the Rocks’ and it starred Rashida Jones and Bill Murray. It’s about the relationship between a father and daughter and the gist of the movie is that the father’s continual interference and assumptions about his son-in-law’s behavior end up jeopardizing his daughter’s marriage. When it wasContinue reading “January 12, 2021 – Is it better to have loved and lost?”

November 18, 2020 – You do what you’ve got to do.

I’ve done a lot of things to earn money throughout my lifetime. I think my very first job was babysitting, but I hated it. I did get something from the experience, however. It helped me realize that I don’t like being responsible for other people or other people’s children or being ‘in charge’. I wasContinue reading “November 18, 2020 – You do what you’ve got to do.”

November 14, 2020 – Over the river and through the woods…

The title for today’s blog is from a famous nursery rhyme. And if you’re familiar with it, you’ll probably know the words that follow, ‘to Grandmother’s house we go’. The idea of grandparents is one that many equate with unconditional love, warm and welcoming embraces, homemade cookies and bedtime stories. I equate mine with rejection.Continue reading “November 14, 2020 – Over the river and through the woods…”

November 11, 2020 – Catch of the day!

Decades ago, when I was a young girl, there was nothing quite like spending the afternoon at one of the nearby lakes, especially on a warm summer’s day. Each of them were within walking or biking distance and they proved a delightful way to wile away the hours when you had nothing better to do.Continue reading “November 11, 2020 – Catch of the day!”

November 6, 2020 – I get by with a little help from my friend(s).

Hello, I’d like to introduce you to my dear friend, Prozac. He and I were introduced about 13 years ago and we’ve been great friends ever since. Before Prozac, my life was pretty bleak. I always felt like I was on the outside looking in, and never thought ‘a way in’ was even possible. AndContinue reading “November 6, 2020 – I get by with a little help from my friend(s).”

November 3, 2020 – One person can make all of the difference (PART TWO).

Alright, where did I leave off? Oh! That’s right, I was telling you about my stepdad ‘Larry’. Larry joined our family when I was eight years old and things changed drastically the moment he married my mom. Larry was all about structure (Harry) and discipline (Mo) and rules (Larry the 2nd) and he didn’t wasteContinue reading “November 3, 2020 – One person can make all of the difference (PART TWO).”

November 2, 2020 – One person can make all of the difference (PART ONE).

Those of you that are reading this are probably thinking that I’m about to tell you at length about someone that really inspired me, that really motivated me, that really changed my life for the better. Sorry. As much as I would LOVE to do that, I’m afraid that’s a story to be told byContinue reading “November 2, 2020 – One person can make all of the difference (PART ONE).”

October 17, 2020 – Arachnophobia

Would you like to hear a scream that will put everyone on high alert? Just dangle a spider in front of my face. I do hope that you’ve remembered to put in your ear plugs because if you haven’t, there’s a good chance that you’ll end up with shattered ear drums or hearing loss orContinue reading “October 17, 2020 – Arachnophobia”

October 9, 2020 – Lack of Supervision

We weren’t your average family, not even close. I suppose we sort of resembled one (to outsiders) when my biological father was in the picture, but once my mom left my dad (with good reason I might add), things got rather wild. There was very little structure when it was just my mom in charge.Continue reading “October 9, 2020 – Lack of Supervision”