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"Have a blessed day"
Saturday, July 02, 2016      3 comments

Today I was shopping at Target, picked up meds at the pharmacy and was checking out when the cashier told me to have a blessed day. I responded with "thanks, you too". As I was walked out of the store, the person who'd been in the line behind ... Read more
A solution in search of a problem?
Friday, June 03, 2016      3 comments

Recently the county commission in the county where I live has decided that if you want to use the plastic bags that grocery stores currently provide free, then you should pay a $.10 per bag that you use. This change supposedly won't take effect... Read more
Until you've walked the mile
Wednesday, May 18, 2016      1 comments

Recently a mother was convicted of manslaughter for killing her severely disabled daughter upon the news that the mother could die any day. She didn't want her daughter to end up in an institution, and gave her daughter an overdose, and then to... Read more
Frustrations and Fights
Monday, April 18, 2016      5 comments

Every day I wake up in pain. Every single day. It's a fight to get out of bed. Some days I can't get out of bed until I take something to help with the pain. I keep it on my nightstand so I can just reach over and grab it. But dealing wi... Read more
Sometimes self destruction can't be stopped
Sunday, January 31, 2016      4 comments

I don't think there is anything harder than watching someone you love destroy themselves for any reason. I'm not self destructing. But someone I love very much is. It's just more drama to add to the never ending stream that comes from them. ... Read more
Curiosity isn't always bad
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      4 comments

Last year I was diagnosed with a fairly rare connective tissue disorder that can affect many different parts of the body. Since then I have discovered that many people don't know about it, don't believe in it, or are genuinely curious about it.... Read more
Not the jump start I wanted
Monday, January 11, 2016      1 comments

So I've been working hard on getting things back together. I'd stopped my more intense workouts because of pain and let my eating habits slide. So I decided I was going to work on doing better. I got a jump start on that Friday night when I ... Read more
All things end eventually
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      3 comments

I have never been all that close to my brother. Because of our family circumstances I had to take on a caregiving/boss type role very early. He was always somewhat resentful of that, even when it was completely to his benefit. I had hoped tha... Read more
Trying to make a decision
Thursday, June 18, 2015      3 comments

Recently I have been put in a position where I need to make a decision. This decision would benefit no one but me. I rarely make decisions that are only about me. The problem is that this decision could potentially be a horrible decision. ... Read more
Overwhelmed with party planning
Wednesday, May 27, 2015      3 comments

On Sunday I'm hosting a surprise 60th birthday party for my favorite aunt. She is a widow with no children of her own, so she has always doted on us. I'm doing about 90% of the food for this event, and I actually started the baking last wee... Read more
Very grateful for an end to a bad month
Friday, May 01, 2015      4 comments

April just wasn't my month. It was pretty much terrible. I got a second degree steam burn on my right thumb, and I'm primarily right handed. It was incredibly painful and took a long time to heal. But it did, and there is only a little lasti... Read more
Super frustrated and hurt
Friday, April 03, 2015      5 comments

I've previously stated that my sister wasn't invited to my cousin's wedding. It took me several weeks to come up with a reply that stated why I wasn't going and making it clear why. I needed a calmer head to keep from writing or saying somethi... Read more
A Should've Stayed in Bed Day
Friday, March 13, 2015      2 comments

Today did not start well. It started with having to call and make a doctor's appointment for my sister. She hates the doctor. She hated even more that we had to go because I thought she had an ear infection. Ugh. She was miserable the entir... Read more
Leaving my sister out is not okay with me
Monday, March 02, 2015      4 comments

My sister is disabled. I get it. She makes things more complicated. Believe me, me more than anyone else. I know exactly how much harder she makes things. I spend my days with her, taking care of her, taking her places. I'm the one who has... Read more
Sometimes it's not just teenage angst
Friday, January 23, 2015      1 comments

I'm a nanny for a wonderful family. My job with them is beginning to come to an end, although it will remain intact to some extent until the younger one begins to drive. The kids are 12 and 17. In the 9 years I've been with the family we've b... Read more

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