Meg’s mother returns!

My mother. I think that says it. She looks harmless, right? I took her to the drugstore to get her coronavirus booster vaccine. I’d made an online appointment at her local drugstore. But when we got there, they claimed that they didn’t have the Pfizer booster, and my mom had gotten the Pfizer vaccine andContinue reading “Meg’s mother returns!”

Fun times with advice commentary today!

Dear Annie: I’ve been married to a man for 17 years. But not long after the marriage, he stopped being a husband. At first, we would talk, laugh and have fun. We would do things together, go places and, most of all, we would make love all the time. It’s been 10 years since weContinue reading “Fun times with advice commentary today!”

Lightbulb moment!

I feel so tired and sedate, as if I’ve been taking more sedatives than normal, which I haven’t been. I’m still fighting off the cold. Sonya got me some gorgeous artwork in Prague! It got a bit bent up on the way home, though, but I still love it! Here’s a photo! The frame usedContinue reading “Lightbulb moment!”

Cue the guilt!

My parents are upset that I’m refusing to take my mom to her colonoscopy this upcoming Friday. I got this email from my mom: Meg please Dont say this. What have i done I need your help. Not some stranger Plus i will need to get food at pauls. What has happened? Help me understand.Continue reading “Cue the guilt!”

I’m out!

You know how you tell someone you’ll do something, and that has meaning because it’s your word, and then you go back on it? I’m out. I told my mom months ago that I would take her to her colonoscopy this upcoming Friday. I’m officially bailing on her. My dad’s upset, obviously. He’s going toContinue reading “I’m out!”

Triggered paranoia! AAUGH!

I don’t know where things went wrong, but that was incredibly stressful. My dad and I just went out to eat with my mom, who treated us to a lovely meal at the Cheesecake Factory. It was horrible. Usually I can articulate where things fell apart, but this time, I’m just like… uhh… what aContinue reading “Triggered paranoia! AAUGH!”

No way to account for it!

So, I’ve been submitting 5,000 words of my memoir to Sonya’s writers group each week. Their feedback has been incredibly helpful. Oddly enough, I’ve turned it into a drinking game. Every time someone comments, Your mother did WHAT?! I drink some tequila. It’s almost comical. I’ve heard of people with overbearing mothers who grew up okay becauseContinue reading “No way to account for it!”

Never stifle your coolness!

Dear Amy: My 17-year-old grandson comes to visit us once a year (we live on opposite coasts). He has always brought his faded and well-worn baby blanket (measuring about 3 feet square) and his favorite well-worn stuffed animal. It was cute when he was smaller, now it’s downright embarrassing. He makes his bed and neatlyContinue reading “Never stifle your coolness!”

A refreshing phone call with Mother.

So I just spoke to my mom on the phone. She was apologetic about how I can’t come along to help her in Maine. She said she’d talked to my dad and decided it would be too stressful for me. She sounded so regretful that I was fully prepared to act relieved for reasons notContinue reading “A refreshing phone call with Mother.”

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