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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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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  • In Response to @jezzybelle
    November 4, 2020
    @jezzybelle wrote: "Do you believe in ghosts? Spirits? Residual Energy? Leftover Emotion? Or is it all a bunch of hogwash?" I believe in energy.  The First Law of Thermodynamics states that energy can be changed from one form to another, but it cannot be created or destroyed.  I think that everyt...
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  • What’s in a Title?
    November 2, 2020
    Personally, I have never cared for the use of the words “father,” “lord,” or “king,” as labels for God, or clergy. As an American woman of Gen X, I’ve never had a father, nor have I ever heard anything godly about any “lord” or “king.” I like that Jesus’ followers called Him “Teacher.” I had…
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