Tag Archives: Bitterness

Don’t Wanna Be Ugly…..

My sweet man I see you and I realize how lucky I am that you come home to me every night even when my attitude and my moods and the words I say come out harshly and grouchy. When you … Continue reading

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Shell of Me….

Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror and I don’t even recognize my reflection. After all these years, all these agonies, all the head trips, all the experiences….good and bad….I can’t believe that the young, resilient Julie has turned … Continue reading

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Aging & Dealing With Worsening Chronic Pain

It seems to me that my desire to write comes when my pain is at it’s worst.  When I am feeling better, I don’t want to sit and write, I want to get up and live my life.  So even … Continue reading

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The Broken Appointment

We have a scheduled renovation of our kitchen floor coming up in one week. This is something I have waited for for many years. Our existing, very old kitchen floor looks like crap, and finally…finally we got enough money together … Continue reading

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Pain Changes Things…..

When I’m in pain, I don’t cry. I rarely ever cry. The last time I remember crying was when a friend of mine died suddenly of a heart attack about 5 months ago. I cried for a week. Before that, … Continue reading

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