What a fine mess!

Dear Annie: My 20-year-old daughter, “Jessica,” was adopted when she was 2 by her mom and her first husband, and I adopted her when she was 15. She decided to reach out to her birth mother in a very small town with very limited opportunities last February, and then she moved across the country toContinue reading “What a fine mess!”

I’m glad they weren’t flying around the world!

Dear Amy: On a short airplane flight, I was seated next to a woman who chatted to me nonstop about this and that, while I listened and smiled politely. When she started to voice opinions that I didn’t share and didn’t want to discuss, I tried to wrap up the conversation and turned to myContinue reading “I’m glad they weren’t flying around the world!”

Oh, well.

I’m finally and officially writing off the guy I like in Thailand. I don’t know what’s going on inside his head, and I’m through playing guessing games. We’re all adults, but he can’t seem to express his thoughts or feelings to save himself. I don’t mean to sound overly critical, though, because I understand thatContinue reading “Oh, well.”

What a tangled web we weave…

I’m feeling very discouraged after the therapy session from hell yesterday. I always tell the therapist I want/need EMDR, and the therapist always becomes curious about my past and wants to do talk therapy. The last time this happened, we had the therapist who wound up accusing me of being suicidical when I was, inContinue reading “What a tangled web we weave…”

More grocery store blues!

Oh, brother. I didn’t want for things to go wrong. Despite my proclivity for confrontation, it often leaves me feeling depleted and … ashamed or regretful. I can be confrontational, but it takes a lot out of me. I’m proud of my ability to be confrontational, because I used to be a doormat. (For thoseContinue reading “More grocery store blues!”

Wild drama all about!

I had a bit of a meltdown at the grocery store. Do you all remember that employee who I just hate? Like, starting last summer, she’d cordon off one of the U-Scan areas, but then she’d motion for us to walk in circles to reach the area, when it really would’ve been more sensible toContinue reading “Wild drama all about!”

Winter highs.

This is the greatest winter I’ve ever had. A year ago, I was messed up in the head over Nate. Two years ago, Mother fell down the stairs under suspicious circumstances. Three years ago… heck, even I can’t remember that far back. But winter isn’t always a series of bad circumstances. Basically I can neverContinue reading “Winter highs.”

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