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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Coming Apart

June 27, 2021
1/12/2021 - Total Hysterectomy 1/16/2021 - 50th birthday 1/19/2021 - Sepsis 3/11/2021 - Future Step-Daughter robbed at work and assaulted (minor physical injuries) 3/21/2021 - My Princess Crazy Pants passed away suddenly. 6/3/2021 - My dad passes away suddenly 6/19/2021 - Landlord shows up at our...
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Recent Entries

  • In Threes
    June 4, 2021
    My mom swears that bad things come in threes.  I know people can always come up with examples of it, but I can usually debunk it with a little research. That said, there have been three painful deaths in my life over the past 11 months.  The first was the loss of my dog, Chunk. …
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  • The Passage of Time
    May 6, 2021
    The entity with which I am currently wrestling is the passage of time. I would swear that I just graduated from college, but then my sister would not have yet married her husband or borne any of her three beautiful children, one of which will be graduating high school, this year. It seems like th...
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  • Asset 6
    More Examples of Ongoing Oppression (Reparations Cont’d)
    March 26, 2021
    79 days ago capitol police stood by and watched as a mob of Trump-inspired supporters attempted to overturn Trump's crushing defeat in the 2020 United States presidential election by disrupting the joint session of Congress assembled to count electoral votes to formalize Joe Biden's victory. Yest...
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  • Reparations
    March 25, 2021
    I saw this quote on the first diary post displayed, this afternoon: "But yeah, the reparations thing is bullshit. That would be like me ripping off a store and someone having to pay for it 100+ years later." Here's the thing about slavery and Japanese internment camps and forcing Native Americans...
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  • Silver Linings
    March 24, 2021
    I was in the process of writing about how crappy this year has been for me, thus far: I had what was supposed to be a simple hysterectomy turn into a total hysterectomy. I turned 50. I went septic and spent several days in the hospital. I had to push IV antibiotics for a month,…
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  • Nevermind
    March 7, 2021
    I came here to update you on my life, but just trying to think of where to start has caused a panic attack, so I'm going to have some ice cream and go to bed.
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  • Valentine Survey?
    February 11, 2021
    How’d you guys meet? I put a personals ad on Craigslist.  We emailed for a few days and then met for lunch at Panera. First Date: 5/31/2015 How long have you been together: 5 and a half years Married: Not yet Kids: Not biological Age difference: He's three years older than I am. Who was…
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  • TOTW 86 – A Challenge I’m Trying to Overcome
    January 25, 2021
    Well, I think I have enough energy to lay this out in a way that is both coherent and rational. We'll see. ;) When I go to a new healthcare provider, I bring a flip-chart synopsis of my medical history. Diagnoses, names of caregivers, lists of prescriptions, dates of last <whatever>, etc. D...
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  • Dear Uncle, 🖕 🖕
    January 18, 2021
    I got this charming note from the brother of my biological father, today.   So I wrote this in reply:
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