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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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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Recent Entries

  • 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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  • A Little Time Travel
    January 4, 2021
    My mother gave me this letter on Christmas.  It's from my great-grandma to my great-grandpa, while they were still courting.  I've transcribed it, the best I can, but some of it was lost in the creases.  I have placed _____ in places in which I have no idea what was written there.  Also, my grand...
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  • Fifty
    January 1, 2021
    January is my birthday month. This is no ordinary birthday. This will be my 50th, and oh, the lessons I’ve learned. They say that once you reach a certain age, you just don’t give a crap. I hoped that wasn’t true. I didn’t ever want to get to an age in which I didn’t care…
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  • Gypsy’s Survey
    December 27, 2020
    Have you ever used a dating site/app? Yes.  And I used Craigslist Personals when they were still a thing.  That's where I met Drew.  Kissed a ton of 🐸🐸🐸🐸, but definitely found my 🤴. If you could live anywhere other than where you live now where would it be? Westport, California.  I'd buy a few&he...
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  • Home for Christmas
    December 26, 2020
    I hope you all had as wonderful a Christmas as I did. It began, for me, a couple of years ago, when Drew's favorite jacket was stolen out of his rental vehicle on a business trip to Orlando. It was a Disneyland varsity jacket that he'd gotten on a family trip years before we met.…
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  • TOTW #85 – If I Could Relive One Event…
    December 20, 2020
    I had to think about this for a while.  I love my life as it is, and I'd be afraid that changing any one thing would have a ripple effect that I am incapable of foreseeing. But I did think of one thing that I would go back and change if I could.  When my…
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  • Welcome to my Whine Garden
    November 27, 2020
    On Wednesday night, Drew and I stayed up until after midnight to finish smoking a turkey that we would be taking to my parents' house for Thanksgiving.  My parents are a two and a half hour drive through mountains and winding roads from here. On Thursday morning, I woke excited, showered, and was...
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  • The Fantasy of a Ten Year Old
    November 8, 2020
    With so much time on my hands and no job to worry about, my mind can wander to some dark place.  This morning, Drew and I went to brunch.  My various thoughts were tumbling out of my mouth at random.  Drew is patient and a good sport about it.  Today, however, I remembered something that…
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