The sheer amount of energy it takes to be HATED by someone is staggering. It consumes you. It’s what you think about when you wake up. It’s what is in the back of your mind when you’re washing dishes or cooking dinner. It’s forefront in your mind when you’re reading another diatribe. It pervades your […]



I wrote before about time flying by.  I remember when this tiny bundle was finally brought to me, after what felt like FOREVER.  He was perfect. He was healthy, despite the fears to the contrary that sent us into the o.r.  Now, technically he’s a man. He’s old enough to go fight for our country, […]



Whenever my kids have wished something BAD would happen to someone, I’ve scolded them.  Don’t DO that – karma’s a bitch.  But that’s exactly what I’ve been doing for the last 6 weeks.  I’ve been wishing that the bitch who is now living in my house, sleeping in my bed, using my things that I’d […]



One of the neat things about this house is that all of the windowsills are fashioned out of what appears to be marble.  They are thick slabs of marble that you know will support whatever you put on them. On the sill in the kitchen, the first thing I did was place a photo of […]


I’ve often heard of people describing how they can feel lonely in a crowd of people, and I feel the same way. Only I’m not in a crowd, just a few others in my house.  My daughter knows I’m here, but I don’t think anyone else does.