I've wanted to write a memoir for a long time. I've found that writing in chronological order is frustrating. So these are a collection of memories and events.
I want to make it clear, though, that I consider myself an emotionally healthy person. Through writing and therapy, I have worked through these things. My family has healed together.
I share my stories in the hopes that there are others who can relate.

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Baby it’s No Outside

December 10, 2018
Saw this a few minutes ago. I've also seen/heard several snarky references to the controversy over the song "Baby it's Cold Outside."   Now, I know it's unusual for me to share an opinion, but I have one on this topic. 😲   I don't believe that "Baby it's Cold Outside" is a song about…
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Recent Entries

  • Karma?
    December 7, 2018
    I woke this morning thinking about karma, and whether or not I believe in it. I've always thought it was mostly just power of suggestion. If something good happens to me, I often wonder what I did to deserve it, and can sometimes even put a pin on it. This is one of those stories:…
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  • Bank of America is What I’d Expect Hell to Feel Like
    December 4, 2018
    Hold on to your hats, my friends, this story has many ups and downs and twists and turns. It’s taken so much energy, that I haven’t been able to write about it because the frustration was so high, I would begin to tremble. But today, it’s reached its pinnacle and I’ve gotten enough distance from&...
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  • A Tribute to Katy-Mama
    November 21, 2018
    Today is the 10th anniversary of the day that Katy adopted me. It's also the 4th anniversary of the day she left me. I've been wanting to pay tribute to her, but this week has been so frustrating with ups and downs and maybes. It took an episode of Life Below Zero to draw it…
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  • Have You Missed Me? I Have!
    November 19, 2018
    If you follow my diary, you may have noticed a sharp decline in entries.  Fear not, loyal readers!  I survive and am doing my best to come back. There has been a lot of emotional stuff happening.  Stuff is the best word I can use.  I really don't even know where to begin. The thing…
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  • Thank You, Drew TOTW#37
    October 27, 2018
    Dear Drew, When I met you, I was on the tails of some pretty hefty health issues.  I was just starting a new job, and I was completely bankrupt of all the things that I felt made me a good candidate for a romantic partner.  Strong and Independent - those were the words I always…
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  • 20 Years Later
    October 19, 2018
    October 19, 1998, was, quite possibly, the worst day of my life.  David Don Current, the man I'd married at the age of 18, and whose controlling behavior I had endured for 10 years, had been a downward spiral since I told him I wanted out.  He had been out drinking, which he had never…
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  • TOTW35 – What People Get Wrong About Me
    October 12, 2018
    It's hard for people to get things wrong about me, because I'm that lady standing in front of you in line at the DMV or the grocery store who'll tell you her life story before you can resist.  I don't keep things private or secret.  I'm not afraid of being judged.  I've climbed a jagged,…
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  • The First Man who Ever Stood Up for Me
    October 10, 2018
    This beautiful boy was named Magnum.  He was approximately six years old when I came into possession of him. I’d never had a dog, before, and wasn’t crazy about the idea of having one.  But my little sister was 17, and working at the McDonalds drive-thru when his owners came to her window.  She r...
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  • A Screen Capture with my Sister
    October 9, 2018
    This is an actual conversation that I just had with my sister.  My words are in blue.  She has a strange obsession with llamas.  For the record, if you don't know, "the brain damage" to which I refer is from a series of strokes after a case of encephalitis I suffered in December.
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