My legs started to buckle about 20 feet from my car. My car was the only car in the entire parking lot when I’d first arrived, and I’d parked it in a spot closest to the front door next to the handicapped parking. When I left the store, a cop car sat parked in theContinue reading “I Almost Didn’t Make It To My Car.”
We never know when we’re going to be yanked out of this life. Right? So – sometimes – we really need to live it up. Large. By having pizza for breakfast. I just gulped down a slice of pepperoni with mushroom and extra sauce. And man alive was it DELISH! I’m so happy.
Tell you that coffee tastes just a wee bit better if you add some Hershey’s chocolate syrup to it. 😃 Have a nice Saturday.
Maybe the better question is, what does it feel like? What does the line look like that divides love from obsession – or at the very least – preoccupation? How are we supposed to step away from it if we can’t identify it? Jeez! Think about it. If someone is, at the very least, preoccupiedContinue reading “What Does It Look Like If You’re Loved TOO MUCH?”
Yes. It has to be creamy peanut butter and it has to be dill pickles. The experience of the crunch of the pickle needs to stand alone. It can’t be mixed up with the crunch of a chunky peanut butter. And the sweetness of a sweet pickle would detract from the creamy smooth deliciousness ofContinue reading “Creamy Peanut Butter With Dill Pickle Sammich”
We talked earlier today and he jumped right on it saying, “Mom, I’ve made a decision and I’m not sure how you’re going to feel about it.” He’s going to join next month. For the record, he’s 25 and has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science. He’s been unable to find an appropriate job thatContinue reading “My Kid Has Decided To Join The Coast Guard.”
I love building these things! Having a fire going in the fireplace is probably what I enjoy most about wintertime. My next house just has to have a fireplace in my bedroom. What a fantastic way to fall asleep. The shadows and flickering lights dancing around the walls … the sound of burning embers …Continue reading “This Is SO Nice!”
Come on Folks, try to remember that there’s always a bigger picture! Fake it ’till you make it if you have to. Life’s pretty cool – ya just gotta focus on the right things.
If I have to paint myself with sparklies and fuzzy balls to have a good day (attitude adjustment in progress) then BY GOD, I’m GONNA DO IT!! Hand me the glue! Please. 🙂 (Right attitude is so valuable.)
I don’t care what the truth is – give it to me. Even if I have to lay down for it. I’m ready. Don’t leave out A N Y T H I N G. Remember that Matthew McConaughey movie, Interstellar, where that robot is programmed to tell just 90% of the truth because humans areContinue reading “I’ll Lay Down So You Can Hit Me With The Truth.”
That’s right – going to rehab raises a plethora of fears. Like: Breaking old routines. Time away from family. Loss of relationship/s (this could turn out to be a good thing in some cases). Fear of getting to know yourself and what that implies. Rehab isn’t cheap. The food isn’t always spectacular. Unless you’re veryContinue reading “What’s So Bad About Rehab?”
Look! Here’s another one behind the living room curtains! And here’s a new bottle of vodka in the guest bedroom closet under a stack of blankets. Of all the weird shit! No!! I swear! I have no idea how this stuff got there. No. Really. I swear. I speak no lies. PUHLEASE. And I don’tContinue reading “How Did That Bottle Get Under My Pillow!?”
You learn things about addiction that you might not otherwise learn. Loads of other addicts become your new friends (AKA people that can relate to you). You can cry in public and folks actually expect this. There’s always plenty of toilet paper. You’ll probably get to do art. You’ll lose weight (whether you intend toContinue reading “The Perks Of Going To Residential Treatment (AKA Rehab).”
You say “My God does such and such for me…” Or, “My God would never …”as though your God came into existence at the same time you did. Does your God have a name? Is your God a male or a female? How’d that work out? Did you pick the gender of your God? DidContinue reading “Wait. Which God Are We Talking About?”