Annie Lane has no quality advice, so she just tosses out the names of some resources. Bravo!

Dear Annie: I’ve hit a dead end and am not sure what to do. My family has become dysfunctional to the point of my wanting to take my husband and kids and move far away from them all. I am grown, married and have two sons. I have an adult brother, “Joey,” who has becomeContinue reading “Annie Lane has no quality advice, so she just tosses out the names of some resources. Bravo!”

Some sort of miracle.

I have no clue how to account for this. My life has devolved into some sort of hellish existence filled with drama and snark and pain. Surely my mother must be involved, right?  I was engaged in combat with some people, and I don’t even know what went wrong. I keep replaying it in myContinue reading “Some sort of miracle.”

The continuing saga.

It was actually worse than that. I was playing piano for my mom when my dad and his friend Dani showed up. Dani is a server at the local tavern, and she and my dad hang out all the time. My dad likes her but she has a boyfriend, so they’re just friends. Circumstances beingContinue reading “The continuing saga.”

Does complete = empty and meaningless?

I’m a bad judge of character. I think I’ve figured it out now. That guy from the post office got fed up with my harassment of him, so he emailed me thusly: I’m sorry you feel that way. Just to interject here, he’s not sorry, ladies and gentlemen. Don’t fall for that. Work is work.Continue reading “Does complete = empty and meaningless?”

It all happens at the post office.

So, I went back to the post office once I realized that I’d reversed The Bounty Hunter’s address. It wasn’t 1415 but 1514. Go figure. And the guy who works there was ONCE AGAIN obviously happy to see me, happier than most people ever are, okay? He was leaning toward me, all smiles, even thoughContinue reading “It all happens at the post office.”

Silencing the dysfunction.

Dear Amy: In response to “Tired Ears,” I had a similar situation with my niece. She would call and talk nonstop. Mostly she wanted to rant about her mother (my sister), and how her mother always hated her, etc. So not true! Finally, I’d had it. I said to her, “Do not talk about myContinue reading “Silencing the dysfunction.”

When naptime is over.

Today was depressing. My sinus headache got worse, so I took four Seroquel (it’s allowed for when I don’t feel well) and two Advil, and then I was able to take a five-hour nap. Right before I fell asleep, one random happy memory after another flashed through my mind. This would be a direct effectContinue reading “When naptime is over.”

It’s like I don’t listen! :o

So, did I listen to my psychic–my friend Ash–when she gave me advice about the future? No. Even though I paid her $25 for the reading, I didn’t listen to her. But I’m getting ahead of myself. What did she say in the reading? Let’s refresh our memories here… I’m sensing mother energy… A needContinue reading “It’s like I don’t listen! :o”

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!”

Meet my schizophrenic brain!

My mom was pulling all the stops in our conversation last night. “I’m so proud that you’re able to function at a basic level and write your novels. I know you have a great life with your dad, and you don’t have to worry about earning any income. I can’t believe you’ve even traveled internationally.Continue reading “Meet my schizophrenic brain!”

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