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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

The Most Amazing Thing

Monday, January 12, 2015      2 comments

Last week I was finally given a prescription for an anti inflammatory and something to help manage pain day to day. I had some crazy side effects over the weekend. I was dizzy, and fairly glazed over. But I started feeling better within a few... Read more

I think my dad is stalking my Facebook

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      1 comments

I don't have a close relationship with my dad. I never have. We're not friends on Facebook. He's an alcoholic and left our family when I was very young. We had supervised visitation with him for a while (he lived with his mom so she was the ... Read more

Sad new for me, devastating for others

Saturday, January 03, 2015      2 comments

Today I found out that a child I worked with during her preschool years was hit by a car while walking home from a holiday celebration with her family. The childcare facility and the private school attached to it (where the girl was in kinderga... Read more

The Affordable Care Act isn't very affordable

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      0 comments

I believe everyone should be able to go to doctor. Everyone should have health care. I've always believed that. Every person deserves to be treated humanely when they'll sick. But the way things are now suck. They just suck. There is no ot... Read more


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