Mom and book
I’m doing some memoir writing. I’m starting when I was a 7 year old and modeling it after Little House on the Prairie - that kind of writing, a lot of family involvement, homemaking, etc.
Here’s the rub: My parents divorced when I was 10 and it was messy. My Mom (45 years later) still hates my dad and probably wants us to hate him too. As a 7 year old, I thought highly of my parents and they are glowingly written (for now).
I sent Mom Chapter 2 to read. The only sentence she replied with, "do you have chapter 1?"
Chapter 1 details description about both of my parents. Chapter two just dabbled in it.
She’s only worried about how she and my dad are represented. I want her involved in the writing because she is reminding and telling me about how things were done back then.
But, I can also leave her out of the entire process.
Right now, she’s probably not speaking to me.
This is so ridiculous.
5 comments posted: Friday, October 15th, 2021
house cleaner $$
I've fallen behind and really need help a couple times a month cleaning my house. However, every bid I receive is for $40 an hour. Is this typical? In the midwest? It seems so high to me
7 comments posted: Monday, September 27th, 2021
Went on a girls trip with a couple of friends who are not vaccinated. One developed a cough on our second day and it got progressively worse.
The day after we arrived home she tried to call me but ended up texting me that she tested positive for Covid. I was LIVID (but mad at myself for going too).
I took the test the next day and was negative and have had no symptoms.
The other friend - I have no idea. She is such a bragger about her immune system because she is healthy, etc that I wonder if she would even admit she had it. We were in close quarters the entire time AND I sat next to the one diagnosed with Covid on the plane trip home.
At any rate - I'm seriously re evaluating my friendship with these two. I was so ragey this weekend with anger over their insistance on their personal choice. IT. EFFECTS. ME.
friendship over likely too.
43 comments posted: Monday, July 26th, 2021
Talked to DD
After a family vacation where DD was injured in an excursion because of her weight (got stuck and cut in kayak) four of us 6 family members talked to her about her health and how scared we are for her. We suggested to see primary care physician. Our boys (early 30s) sobbed when we talked to her. She’s about 100 lbs overweight.
She was rather shocked, cried, and hasn’t spoken to any of us since.
No idea where to go from here. Hoping we did the right thing.
9 comments posted: Monday, July 12th, 2021
101 essays that will change the way you think
by Brianna Wiest.. really handles codependency well without ever naming it.
1 comment posted: Monday, October 7th, 2019
Anatomy of peace
anyone read this? i understand the message but i'm not sure how to apply it. also, i think it's a little trite.
1 comment posted: Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
has anyone read this yet? it came out today. i don't want to order it unless someone says it's good and I don't trust the reviews on amazon.
19 comments posted: Tuesday, September 6th, 2016