Category Archives: my stories

Walk a while with me.

Mr. RSG, I dedicate this photo journey to you.  I’m sorry you missed some wonderful stuff. ******************* I had a wonderful fall day in the woods today.  It was 75 degrees, partly sunny, and breezy.  A perfect fall day.  One … Continue reading

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Reflexes like a Ninja

Life is H-A-R-D with highly sensitive kids.  Especially if you are a highly sensitive parent.  Doubly especially if you are the type of parent that doesn’t drink alcohol to soothe jangled nerves from parenting sensitive kids who melt down frequently. … Continue reading

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From selectively mute to student council representative.

Yesterday morning, in the middle of my peanut butter and jelly sandwich assembly line, I got a phone call from my middle daughter, K’s, first grade teacher. I was a bit nervous, especially since the day before yesterday, I mentioned … Continue reading

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Wow, so THAT’s what having a life feels like.

On Saturday we went to a Jimmy Buffet concert which started with a massive tailgating party in the parking lot. Talked with a LOT of people (everyone is your friend at the Buffet tailgating party). Met some interesting characters and … Continue reading

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Brunch with Grandma and getting old sucks.

Grandma recently had a bad fall.  This is the second time in as many years, and her dementia is getting worse, so she’s now in a nursing home for rehab, but she’s not ever coming back home. She’s losing touch … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me!

I’m officially 40 today. I’m in Colorado right now with Mr. RSG and the smart girls.  Hopefully we’ll upload some pictures soon. The train ride during the day was marvelous, but during the night we were frozen and Mr. RSG … Continue reading

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A turning point

A quote from Veronika Decides to Die (no it’s not as depressing as it sounds, really): “Why do certain people try to go against the natural order of things which is to fight for survival whatever happens?” “That’s why I … Continue reading

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Permission to be

I had a pretty severely depressed day yesterday.  To the point that the will to live was feeble and the desire to die was stronger than it’s been in recent years. Yes, despite all that I have to live for … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, Attachment Parenting, career, Depression, highly sensitive mom, incompleteness, loss of parental love, my stories, personal issues, perspective, trauma | 4 Comments

Well, things are looking up.

Some good things have happened in the past few days. 1.  I was not rejected for the microbiology job I interviewed last December for the reasons I thought.  I got a phone call from the original woman who called me … Continue reading

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Crazy bird lady

Yes, I guess that would be me. I don’t spend enough time outdoors, because the weather is still pretty goofy here in the midwest. Sometimes warm, sometimes cold, and sometimes wet. But even on crummy days, like today, I try … Continue reading

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