Coming To Terms With Grief

Our family decided to spend Thanksgiving at the beach this year. It was mostly my idea. I needed a symbolic one last goodbye sort of thing for my father. I’m not saying I’m forgetting him – NEVER – but I have come to terms with my grief and I feel healthy and in control ofContinue reading “Coming To Terms With Grief”

I Don’t Like Thanksgiving

If you have been reading this blog often you probably wonder if there is any holiday I like. In truth, there are very few. One of the ones I don’t care for anymore is Thanksgiving. When I first came to the US I loved the idea that families came together to share a meal. ThatContinue reading “I Don’t Like Thanksgiving”

Trust is a Two Way Street

Today our 12 year old challenged us again. She is an amazing teen, a brilliant student, a loving daughter who also happens to have severe ADHD. I love it when people tell me she does not “act like she has ADHD”. So many people really don’t understand it. I highly recommend everyone read: https://www.additudemag.com/what-is-adhd-symptoms-causes-treatments/ MostContinue reading “Trust is a Two Way Street”

Arthur

When I moved to the US and learned English, I read everything I could get my hands on. One day at the public library I found the section with the Arthurian legend. I was HOOKED. Here was a group of people who were bonded by loyalty and a common belief. I pored over these legendsContinue reading “Arthur”

I’m No Lady

I’ve never been a girly girl. I’ve never been a beauty queen. I’ve never liked polka dots. I never liked wearing panty hose. People used to tell me to be more lady like but I’m no lady. To be a lady you must be quiet, mannerly, elegant and mature and I’m none of that. WhenContinue reading “I’m No Lady”

Grieving A Bad Parent

Grief is always hard no matter who dies. Grieving someone you love is difficult but what if it’s someone that was not very lovable? If your parent dies and he/she was awful, the grief is very different. When my mother died in 2014 I was at first shocked because it happened suddenly. She had aContinue reading “Grieving A Bad Parent”

Sixteen

Do you remember turning 16? I do. I just turned 54 but I remembered looking forward to 16. In my neck of the woods in the mountains of NC 16 meant getting your driver’s license and not being as dependent on your parents for transportation. It also meant my parents did not have to takeContinue reading “Sixteen”