Mailbox, that is. The silence from the north was finally broken this past week. I opened my mailbox and took out what at first just looked like a large wad of flyers and coupons, but then a postcard slipped out of the pile. On one side was a map depicting Key West, Florida. On the... Continue Reading →

Recharging and refocusing

My partner left early this morning to visit an old school friend for the next four days. Since getting the nine pets taken care of in the morning is a lot of work, and I am still feeling run down from the Charleston trip, I decided to take today and tomorrow off to have four... Continue Reading →

Well, I didn’t see THIS coming!

So it's been about a month since my registered letter asking my father to cease all contact was received, and I've heard... nothing. I'm actually kind of surprised, I expected at least a bitter letter denouncing my 'betrayal' and normally in this amount of time I'd get at least two letters (his writing is as... Continue Reading →

And now I wait for a reaction.

Father's Day conjures up images of lots of tacky gifts with "World's Greatest Dad" emblazoned on them, but while some people might have been picking out novelty ties for their dads this month, I was busy severing ties with mine. The timing wasn't deliberate; I actually sent the letter weeks ago, but since I sent... Continue Reading →

Gifts from the Universe

I went to bed before 8:30 pm last night, intending to read a while but not even having the energy for that. I didn't get up until almost 12 hours later, which netted me a bit over eight hours of total sleep - a miracle, for me. While I can't say that I feel recharged... Continue Reading →

The holiday stress ratchets up… 

After the unpleasant mess of the last holiday, I'd hoped this one would be different. Once again, we had both family obligations to juggle, and an invite from a friend to spend Christmas with her family, something we've done for the past several years. The latter is the more appealing option, but the former is... Continue Reading →

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