Overwhelmed

So, mama has Parkinson’s and dementia. She was diagnosed less than a year ago, and the progression has been startling. Less than two years ago, she was working full time. Now, she can’t take care of herself. I wish I knew what she thinks about. I wish I knew if she’s scared. I wish I…

I’m Not Ready To Die!

I’m gonna try to think of a nice way to say this. A way in which I won’t upset Taylor Belle. Because I know that she will read this, and dealing with a teenage girl is challenging enough. That being said … OMG! I’m teaching Taylor how to drive. I’m not sure what to say…

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One

So ….. there was this fifty-something year old menopausal woman, a twenty-eight year old woman who is addicted to meth and determined to get clean, and a hormonal, drama-filled sixteen year old girl who just got her driver’s learning permit – all living in a tiny two-story apartment in a small Texas town. Sounds kinda…

Days One and Two

I am feeling scared. Feeling completely inadequate. Lacking sufficient knowledge to even begin to know what to do to help Christie save her life. When I found out that Christie was coming, my plan was to love and encourage her. Give her a place to stay until she got back on her feet. Show her…

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They Made Me Smile

I bought flowers at the grocery store tonight while I was shopping for something to cook for dinner. I probably shouldn’t have. Money is tight right now, and every dollar counts. But they were the most beautiful bouquet of gladiolus and they were only three dollars. And they made me happy when I saw them….

Tell Me I’m Not A Fool

I have a banger in my house. And I didn’t even know what that meant until tonight, when I welcomed her into my home with open arms. Tell me that I’m not a fool. Christie is my niece. She is twenty-eight, and has two precious children. She is a beautiful woman with dark brown hair…

Fourth Time Will Be The Charm

They say that the third time is the charm. I’d honestly like to know who “they” are and why the things “they” say rarely turn out to be true for me. They apparently have better luck. But then, if their luck were that great, wouldn’t the first time be the charm? I believe it would….

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Can You Hear That? Or Is It Just Me?

Do you ever hear voices? You know, voices in your head? I believe that you probably do. In fact, I believe that we all do. Now, before we go any further, let me explain what I mean. Or maybe I should explain what I don’t mean. If you are hearing voices in your head that…