Posted by miss m on Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 11:57am in General Blather, Grief, kitties, Love |

From the beginning, I knew something was wrong with Gracie’s mouth. It’s why I initially took her to the vet. But the vet felt the drooling was a nausea issue and got fixated on her abdomen and wound up sending me to a specialist for detailed blood work and ultrasound. All that cost me around […]



Gut Punch (My Reaction On the Eve of the 2016 Presidential Election)

Posted by miss m on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 @ 2:56am in General Blather, Grief |

I don’t have the words to adequately describe how disappointed, disgusted and literally scared I feel in this moment as a woman in this country. I knew we were still a country battling bigotry, misogyny, hatred and even anti-intellectualism, but….but. This is something else entirely. I thought we were better than this. I thought decency […]

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Another mass shooting in America

Posted by miss m on Sunday, June 12, 2016 @ 1:36pm in General Blather, Grief |

The victims and families of the mass shooting in Orlando last night don’t want your prayers or your thoughts. They want your OUTRAGE that a small percent of gun nuts have successfully lobbied against passing ANY common sense gun laws and have put their profits over the lives of human beings. RAGE to your elected […]

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Reminders of Things Best Left Forgotten

Posted by miss m on Monday, March 14, 2016 @ 11:04pm in General Blather, Grief, Rants |

Trigger Warning: abusive father bullshit ahead This one is dark and heavy. There’s also lots of cursing head. Fair warning.

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Goodbye Nanny

Posted by miss m on Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 12:23pm in Family, General Blather, Grief |

My Nanny – my Mom’s Mother; my maternal grandmother – passed away this morning. She was 98. She had been suffering from dementia for years though so we’ve mourned her in spirit for a long time, today we mourn her in body as well. Nanny was a widower. My grandfather was killed in a car […]

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A world less funny

Posted by miss m on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 @ 1:52pm in Blog, General Blather, Grief |

Like many last night, I heard the shocking and sad news of Robin Williams’ death. Like a punch to the gut, it came out of nowhere and it stole my breath away. And like many, I’m left with a jumbled mess of emotion about this, unsure how to properly feel or react. Logically, I know […]

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The Day the Element Died

Posted by miss m on Friday, August 1, 2014 @ 1:17pm in Blog, Car Issues, General Blather, Grief, Photography and Pics |

First off: Love is ok. The car, however is dead. It’s been a fucking morning from hell. My phone rang at 7am. I had been asleep 4 hours. It was my guy in a shaky voice telling me he was in an accident. I threw clothes on and drove to his work. (About 30 minutes […]

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And There Went July

Posted by miss m on Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 12:02am in Car Issues, Finances, General Blather, Grief, kitties |

So…yeah. Another month [nearly] gone and only a lone entry thus far to mark it’s passage. That’s just sad. I’ve been meaning to write an entry for like two weeks now but it never seems like I have the time. Plus, summers are dull in Florida; all the locals hibernate from the sweltering heat and […]

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Three Years

Posted by miss m on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 @ 7:00am in General Blather, Grief |

To my dear friend… Lovingly remembered Deeply missed Never forgotten Rand July 30, 1967 – March 13, 2010


Another Halloween Gone

Posted by miss m on Thursday, November 1, 2012 @ 10:38pm in General Blather, Grief, Holidays, Love, Sickness and Health Issues |

Well, I was actually going to finally try and get back into Halloween a little this year. For so many years, it was wrapped up in traditions with our friend Rand, from carving pumpkins to decorating his house, to dressing up and handing out candy to the trick-or-treaters from his house. When he passed away […]

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Happy Halloween

Posted by miss m on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 @ 11:13am in Family, General Blather, Grief, Holidays, Photography and Pics |

Yesterday, I carved a foam (fake) pumpkin. It was the first I’d made since Rand died and we accidentally lost the dozen or so pumpkins that we had saved over the years. And unlike the one I made for Mom, this one, I used one of the fancy patterns. Tonight, I think I’m going to […]

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Happy Birthday Rand

Posted by miss m on Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 8:00am in General Blather, Grief |

Today would have been Rand’s 45th birthday. He was born in 1967; ten years before me and one year after my sister. Also just 10 days before Love’s brother. Funny how things connect like that sometimes. We lost him far too soon on March 13, 2010. Of course, as the date drew closer, I started […]

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Selfish Grief

Posted by miss m on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 @ 11:56am in Finances, General Blather, Grief, Love, M's Birthday, Sickness and Health Issues |

I’ve discovered with Rand’s passing that grief has many faces, shows up in many different ways and comes and goes with varying impact – even long after you think it should still bother you. It was two years this March and many days it’s easier to deal with; the grief is well-worn in and doesn’t […]

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In A Bad Place

Posted by miss m on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 4:56pm in Finances, General Blather, Grief, Hysterectomy, PhoenixFire Designs, Sickness and Health Issues |

I thought I was dealing with last week being the 2nd anniversary of Rand’s death pretty well, until I realized last night as I was getting ready for bed that I’m actually in a bad place. I’m really angry and have no patience right now and everything is overwhelming pissing me off disproportionately to what […]

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Posted by miss m on Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 3:03pm in General Blather, Grief, mobile, Photography and Pics |

I came into my kitchen this afternoon to see this: WTF? It was semi-liquid, but also sticky and smelled like weirdly metallic pineapple. And it was EVERYWHERE: Two full bags of ruined and sodden items later, I finally found the culprit; I apparently had a can of Dole pineapple juice I didn’t know about: It […]

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