Day 13: Wanna See What I’m Reading?

Because I'm tired. And it's Friday night. And all I want to do is curl up in whatever area of the couch is still available to fall asleep with one of these books resting on my chest. All of which are stacked on my nightstand right now, in the pile closest to the bed...waiting just... Continue Reading →

Day 9: Nine Things About The Number 9

If you keep adding the numbers of the date I stopped drinking, until you get to a single digit, it equals 9. The Greek numeral Theta has a value of 9, and its symbol can be made to look like: Θ, Ө, θ or ϑ. My first sibling was born when I was nine years... Continue Reading →

Day 8: What’s That Woman Doing On The Side Of The Road?

I snapped this shot at 7:51 p.m. tonight. I was headed Southward down Edwardsville-Galena Road, and the colors outside my passenger window were too fantastic not to photograph. There's so many things that make me happy here, I don't know where to start, but I'll begin with the time of the photo. It was nearly... Continue Reading →

Day 5: Like Mother Like Daughter

My mom sent me this picture of the two of us today. She's so young here. When this photo was taken, she was probably 25 or 26, definitely younger than 30. We've always looked alike, but in this photo, I see my baby sister - especially in her eyes. Once I sent my mom a... Continue Reading →

10 Things I know Are True (But Keep Forgetting Anyway)

1. I have everything I will ever need right now. 2. The bottom is not going to drop out of it. 3. Worrying that it is will not stop it from happening. 4. I never have the full story - only my version of it. 5. My life is the result of my choices. 6.... Continue Reading →

Lucky Number 7

March 7 will mark 7 years, 7 months and 7 days since I stopped drinking. Funny how numbers work out that way. All those sevens in a line feel ceremonious. Realizing this has made me overly-emotional, sitting here at my regular table near the front of the coffee shop, holding back tears listening to David... Continue Reading →

I’d Drive To The End Of The Earth To Be Happy, Or, At Least, For A Good Plate Of Shrimp & Grits

Today started off with me taking my time once the kids were out the door. It's a holiday, but our school system is in session, making up for the one snow day so far this year. I, on the other hand, was not obligated to follow my standard Monday routine. I made my way to... Continue Reading →

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