22 Nov 2015 Leave a comment
CNN is airing the documentary, “The Hunting Ground” tonight at 8:00. It’s about sexual assault on college campuses. I am about to watch it. I’ll let you know my thoughts afterward.
30 May 2015 2 Comments
It turns out that I am a better human being than I may have thought. Here is a revelation that I found out this past week:
I do not actually wish my rapist dead.
Good to know! Yay, me! More
14 Sep 2014 3 Comments
I saw this on Facebook this morning and I really liked it. Let us all hope that one day we can wear our survival gracefully. Thank you all for surviving and standing with me as I try. I am standing with all of you. Have a great week everyone!
18 Aug 2014 4 Comments
Happiness, terror, sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach, relief, a bit of nausea…that sums up my weekend. Coupled by quite a bit of excitement and disappointment.
No, I did not ride the newest coaster at Cedar Point (although I would really love to do that!) I got together all of my courage and I told my mother about my rape. After 32 years. More
14 Aug 2014 1 Comment
Well, Mr. OneWoman gave the financial go ahead to my Chicago trip. Apparently there is indeed enough money in the bank to finance a short trip! I am very excited to go see the Monument Quilt when it stops in Chicago next week. I think it will be an extremely emotional trip, but one I need to take.
There is one very large snag in the plan. More
24 Dec 2013 Comments Off on Christmas is for Imperfect
It’s Christmas Eve and many of us are in a flurry of activity, trying to finish all of the last-minute things that need to be done to create that perfect Christmas morning.
The tree is trimmed, cookies are baking, turkeys are thawing. We’re still wrapping those last few gifts. The past weeks have been a blur of Christmas card writing and shopping. It’s a wonderful time of year, but stress levels are very high. We tear out our hair when things go wrong…and they always do. Gifts don’t arrive on time. Flights get postponed. Family gets snowed in. You run out of tape. The turkey burns. In my own home, the Christmas cards just got mailed yesterday. We decorated the tree this morning. There was a great deal of bickering between me and my husband. And I just finished wrapping the last gift at 9:45 PM. Hardly a perfect Normal Rockwell Christmas. More