My diary has been here since 2005. I have always used it to reflect and process. Writing has been the best therapist for me, though I have actually had some excellent therapists, as well. I took a 12-year break and recently began using it as a launch pad for writing a memoir.

Until 6/23/2019, I was OnionGirl. See entry of the same date for why the change.
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Latest Entry

A Soap Box Memorial

October 20, 2019
Sixth grade was a hard year for me.  I attended three different schools by the time the year was up.  The last school was Alicia Intermediate in Marysville, CA.  That's where I met Misty. Sixth grade also happened to be the year that my great-grandmother began to influence my understanding of sex...
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Recent Entries

  • In Memory
    October 19, 2019
    This is the one good memory.  He had graduated from community college.  I told his dad I'd like to throw a surprise party for him and his dad was all in!  I told Dave that I had to go to Chico to take an exam, so I'd be gone all day. I planned it for…
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  • October
    October 19, 2019
    Fall is my favorite season.  I love “Back to School.” I love the smells and colors and dark before dinner. But then there is October.  October has two saving graces: Halloween, and the birth of my baby sister (she was born on my brother's second birthday, but brothers... yeah).   Unfortunately, i...
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  • You Decide: was this a Good Day or a Bad Day?
    October 11, 2019
    This is actually a memory that I came across on Facebook, tonight.  It’s from nine years ago: A Very Good Very Bad Day, October 11, 2010 at 4:53 PM This has been a very thought provoking day.  It began when awoke with a sore throat and head ache and decided to call in sick.  I let…
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  • 🎁 The Gift of Gab 🎁
    October 9, 2019
    If you follow me on FB, you’ve already seen this.  🥰 My heart is absolutely overflowing with love and joy and gratitude, today. I woke early, again. I love being up with the sunrise. I had some errands to run, this morning, so I got up, got dressed and headed out. Everything went perfectly smooth...
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  • 💞Better Late than Never 💞 (PG-13)
    October 7, 2019
    Yesterday was, without question, the most amazing day I have ever had in a relationship.  It began early, which is unusual, because Drew usually sleeps late.  Unfortunately, with all the meds he's on due to the spine surgery, he hasn't slept much in the past few days, so he hasn't slept at all in...
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  • Taco Meat
    October 1, 2019
    I may have mentioned that my mother was single when she had me, and still when she had my brother.  I was three and a half when he was born, and went from being the center of my mother's world to being pushed aside because a new baby demanded all the energy a clinically depressed…
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  • Just Keep Writing….
    September 24, 2019
    I've been trying to force myself to keep writing, lately.  I don't know what the block is, but when I think of something deep and meaningful, I can't get past the first few sentences.  This entry is rambling, with no particular point.  I'm  just going to let it go where it wants to take me.…
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  • Let Me Tell You About My Dad
    September 21, 2019
    Today is the birthday of the man my mom shacked up with when her husband abandoned us at a roach motel when I was about 12 years old.  For those who may not have been following along with my life story, her husband was not my father.  She married him when I was four.  She…
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