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Down and Dirty (and Uncomfortable for Some)

No, I didn’t go out on New Years Eve. I sat home alone and went to bed around 10pm. No one wanted to spend the evening with me. So now this is my cover photo on Facebook: And why shouldn’t it be? It’s what my brain has been telling me all week. Yes, Jen, YOU … Continue reading

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

I knew when I started ugly crying in the shower this morning that this week is going to be really bad. I put up a Tinder profile before Thanksgiving looking for a date for New Year’s Eve. Here we are three days out and I have no date. So what? I was alone for Thanksgiving. … Continue reading

Thank You…

In today’s Facebook feed I spotted a post from a friend (?) stating said she’s not taking her old friends with her into 2018, because she’s  #movingon #growth #onwardupward.  That stung. But if her life will be better without me being her friend, so be it. I wish her well. That got me thinking that there are many … Continue reading

I Can Really Go After Shit…

I’ve been tweaking my resume, and there’s a skill I possess that I’m not quite sure how to address. I’m good at dealing with shit.  I can scoop it, shovel it, pick it up outside, pick it up inside, remove and replace the diaper within which it resides, regularly clean the receptacles that receive it, clean practically … Continue reading

I’ve Got a Friend in Me

When I was in my 20s and still hoping there was a God out there, I read a magazine called Guideposts. Most of it was that mushy stuff that is supposed to be inspiring, but sounded like a bunch of wishful thinking to me. But I did read one story in that magazine that I’ve carried … Continue reading

We Are All Under Attack

Another terrorist attack. People are dead in Egypt. Lebanon. Iraq. And now Paris. People are afraid all over the world. I am afraid. Where and when will the next attack occur? Rationally there’s no reason a terrorist would target me. I’m a nobody. Killing me would not make sense. But terrorism is so insidious because it doesn’t … Continue reading

True Confessions: I’m (Not Quite) a Super Hero

Sometimes ya just gotta blow your own horn. Today is one of those times for me. I am a child abuse investigator. That’s not quite super-hero status, but my feats of skill and strength are no less amazing. In a 48-hour period, I was assigned 7 child abuse or neglect cases to investigate, three of … Continue reading

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