Monthly Archives: September 2009

In which I quote Dora and the Bible and reassure you that I’m fine. Basically.

I know it’s hard to read about someone else’s pain. Well, unless you’re an asshole, I suppose. But for most people, coming face to face with someone’s heartache and fear and doubts – and not being able to do a … Continue reading

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The Mountain. (Or: By the end of the week I’ll have killed this blog entirely with all this emotional shit. So there’s that.)

My therapist described it as going up a mountain. Right now, it feels more like falling on my ass. Over and over and over again. Unless you’re rock climbing, you don’t go straight up a mountain.  You go around it.  … Continue reading

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The Ache

He said my name when he left Sunday morning. “Bye, Britt.  I’ll see you on Tuesday.” He never says my name.  Unless he’s mad at me or has been trying unsuccessfully to get my attention, he never uses my actual … Continue reading

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Decoder Rings Do Not Come With Comments

There is no good way to ease into this. My husband, Jared, and I have decided to separate for 3 months. No, we’re not getting divorced.  Yes, I understand that separation is, in many instances, the “first step towards a … Continue reading

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An Itty Bitty Story That Is Not At All Cryptic But Is About Bodily Functions.

I was laying in bed desperately trying to ignore the fact that I wasn’t sleeping, even though my alarm clock wouldn’t go off for another 15 minutes. My annoyance at being awake before 6:00 am was softened by the squishy … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina (or Internet) (or Mom)

I am not a victim. Since Monday, I have been overwhelmed with emails, text messages, voice mails and twitters of concern. I’m sorry, the say. Are you OK?, they ask. And every time I read or hear those words, I … Continue reading

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The Happy Freak

I believe in happiness. Not just serenity. Not just peace. Not just every day contentedness. Happiness. As much of it as you can possibly get your hands on. It seems, at times, that most people hope for happy and hang … Continue reading

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