What Does It Look Like If You’re Loved TOO MUCH?

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?”

Creamy Peanut Butter With Dill Pickle Sammich

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”

My Kid Has Decided To Join The Coast Guard.

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.”

This Is SO Nice!

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!”

I’ll Lay Down So You Can Hit Me With The Truth.

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.”

What’s So Bad About Rehab?

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?”

How Did That Bottle Get Under My Pillow!?

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!?”

The Perks Of Going To Residential Treatment (AKA Rehab).

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).”

She Stole My Ice Cream.

At my third treatment center in Newport Beach, CA, we, the residents, were taken to the grocery store once a week to stock up on groceries. There were four of us to each apartment, which meant that only four of us used the refrigerator in our kitchen. One day, I picked out and bought aContinue reading “She Stole My Ice Cream.”