Category Archives: Family (the reason for boxed wine)

Dehoarding

I was raised by hoarders.  My father was raised by hoarders, hard working people who didn’t have much and saved every little scrap of anything, because there was a chance (even if it was a slim one) that it might … Continue reading

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Labels

This week our state passed two measures that change which crimes are considered misdemeanors and which are felonies.  Basically it reduced the charge for people who had a small amount of drugs on them or stole things under a certain … Continue reading

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Bottom

I can’t remember if I already told  you this or not.  So here goes. A lady (and I use that term loosely only because it sounds nicer than calling her a chick or a thief or a bitch) stole from … Continue reading

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Laptop

I kept my calm the four times he had been at the house that day … carting a TV back and forth for her to have or use or whatever excuse he was giving her to be able to talk … Continue reading

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Takers

There is a quote that I’m absolutely loving right now Givers have to set limits, because Takers rarely do. I don’t know who originally said it and I’ve changed it around a little so I won’t be sued.  Not like … Continue reading

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Lost

When I was nine years old, I was lost at the State Fair for hours … and hours and hours.  We were leaving and walking through a large crowd.  My older sister, who was 13 at the time, didn’t want … Continue reading

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Band-Aid

Mom has fallen three times in the past week.  The first time was right on her face which lead to an emergency room visit and a headache that lasted for days.  My young adult children are helping to take care … Continue reading

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Stabbed

She contacted me, eager to work and spewing her qualifications.  Of course, now we know that much of that was complete and utter crap. She’s been the “caregiver” of my mom since she came home from the rehab facility last … Continue reading

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Stuff

I just received a phone call from the Police.  Not the band.  The actual police.  A call from Sting would have been much cooler. My Dad was a hoarder.  You know that.  I’ve mentioned it several times.  It had so … Continue reading

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Bitter

My mother broke her foot last March and when I say “broke her foot”, I don’t just mean one of the bones in her foot, nope  …. she broke her foot completely off of her leg … not in a … Continue reading

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