The day began with insomnia drifted into lateness and fell into despair One found dead, the news feed reads the reaper's prize at last sorrows grips friends still other silent cheer the end of the road two kids in a doctor's office sick with the flu two strangers cling to life victims of happenstance … Continue reading The Good with the Bad
He's not your real father. So don't expect him to care. She's not your real kid so don't expect her to love you. Step-kids aren't really kids. And Step-parents are just playing a game that they can stop at any time. But my Papa loves me. He shows me everyday and has always got my back. Years … Continue reading Not A Real Family (April Page 18 )
This week, I will turn 38 years old. This past weekend, I decided to celebrate my birthday with a party. Why? Why not? Too much of my life in the past year involved going and going with not much enjoying. So a break was in order. It was a great break. Friday, I went to … Continue reading Yet Another Manic Monday
Today is the two year anniversary of my first blog posted. Wow... Two years. When I began this blog on the advice of a friend, I didn't know where it would lead me. I hope it would form the basis of a much larger writing career. This blog has been my laboratory. I have grown … Continue reading Happy Anniversary!!!
There is one question that continually draws my ire. Are you ready? No, I am not. I am not ready for school to begin in a week. I am not ready for tomorrow or the next day. They are coming anyway. Time slips past me and deadlines always loom. So I am not ready for … Continue reading Are you ready?
Life has a way of complicating and un-winding itself all at once, which way it goes is up to the user. Sometimes a day goes both ways at once. This summer, I have been struggling to finish my first book, make enough money to pay my bills, complete multiple on-line classes and work on other … Continue reading Upside Down and Turned About
I am grateful for my depression. Grateful for the moments of joy that I feel in between the lows create by years of ugly mental paradigms, negative self-talk and off kilter brain chemistry. It makes me appreciate the friends new and old who have stuck by my side when my brain has been in a … Continue reading Second Day of Gratitude
Papa and Momma don't dance down the lane They don't skip to my lou or any such thing He has a limp from the war says he fell out of bed with a whore, But that ain't the truth Because truth ain't pretty or nice And Momma has been through too much A husband who … Continue reading Papa and Momma’s Story
This weekend, I was tremendously excited because I had arranged to see one of my favorite people on this earth. Friday, as the title suggests, plans changed. Saturday wasn't meant to be. Which as it turns out was a blessing because I was sick all day. Not horribly so, just enough to make the day … Continue reading Plans Are Meant to Change…
Thirty days without soda and so far I haven't retreated to the comforts of carbonation. I feel better and today, my jeans glided on instead of being pulled and tugged while I contort myself into them. I have been trying to think of what to work on for my next thirty day challenge. I want … Continue reading My New Challenge