Category Archives: The Crazy

5 years sober

Because I don’t have a sponsor and I don’t go to a support group, I usually forget my sobriety birthday: then Lumpy does something nice and reminds me. It turns out that August 22 is the day, and it’s a … Continue reading

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Ever have one of those days?

The one where you wake up and think you will start running again after time off due to cough, diminished lung capacity, back pain, knee pain, and vacation? Then you see that there’s a wind advisory and you decide to … Continue reading

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The cats that won’t shut up.

I guess I’ll write about this, because I can’t concentrate on anything else. I’m sitting here, listening to Haggis’ every other minute meow, letting us know that it’s EAT:30!!!! Don’t forget! I should EAT NOW! He’s not as bad as … Continue reading

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The door has, inevitably, closed.

My mom wrote me back, finally, basically telling me that I am always critical of her when I am in therapy, and that she never thinks about my dad unless I bring it up. She then asks if I want … Continue reading

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The dichotomy

The elation of conquering fears, my body, miles vs. the sadness of thinking about my mom: sometimes they compete for attention. I am sitting here writing this feeling the highest high because I feel like a runner again today, but … Continue reading

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Another ending.

I wrote this to my mom, and she hasn’t replied. I wonder if she will. I don’t think she is capable of allowing herself to open up at all, and therefore move forward. It hurts my feelings, but there is … Continue reading

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I think about you every day, dear sallyism.

I  just never actually spend any time with you. Today I just wanted to pop in and say hello to myself. Looks pretty good, here. You’re holding up well in spite of the neglect. Earlier, I got the third and … Continue reading

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