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Part Deux As Promised

My kid walked away for a few minutes and I settled down after I got my heart and mouth under control after our last conversation. Allowed…that word just did it for me as it did for many of you who … Continue reading

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Narcissists, Butt Dialers and Manipulations, Oh My!

That’s a mouthful of a title, isn’t it? Would you like to guess to whom I’m referring? Yup, you guessed it. The ex-MIL. The one I used to refer to as Marie Barone (from Everybody Loves Raymond). The ex’s mother. … Continue reading

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I’m Fine

It’s the kiss of death to hear someone say” I’m Fine.” At least for me because depending on how those two words are said, well, let’s just say there’s a world of difference! Of course we’ve all probably seen those … Continue reading

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Struggles After The Holidays

I’ve talked about how I used to have to deprogram my kids after they spent extensive time with their dad and their dad’s family. It would take a few days to detoxify them and stand up to the one who … Continue reading

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Tuesday With Mr. Kitty

Well, we’ve made it through another night together, Fido, Mr. Kitty and me. I was awakened before dawn by Mr. Kitty who was standing on my chest and energetically licking my face for me to get up. Seriously? Apparently breakfast … Continue reading

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Dog Sitting

I’m going to my brother’s house next week to stay for a few days. It should be interesting as I’m going to be dog sitting his almost 14 year old dog and also his cat. I don’t mind because they’ve … Continue reading

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Remembering What I Had Forgotten

I found a box of letters from decades ago and started going through them. I had completely forgotten I had tucked them away when we moved, but when I recently found the box marked “JUNK” I remembered. They were letters … Continue reading

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I Can’t Sleep Because Holidays Are Coming

I can’t seem to sleep lately and when I do, I’m bombarded by crazy dreams.  I guess it’s the upcoming family filled holidays that are thwarting any possibility of peace.  Maybe it’s because I feel sad and alone.  Maybe it’s … Continue reading

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When You Let Out That Kernel Of Truth – Kids And Divorce

My homesick college kid woke me this morning just before 6am.  The phone rang and all I heard was crying on the other end with the words, “Mom, it’s me.”  I sat up in bed, not fully awake, but aware … Continue reading

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