Category Archives: family relations

How to drink a bottle of wine in 24 hours

I am wiped out. Last weekend I called my sister by every pet name I have for her, and hugged her maybe a dozen times before she and her husband closed up the pod and started their trek to South … Continue reading

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When it rains

It’s not metaphorically pouring, but a steady cold drizzle. Last week it was the shower: Simultaneously plugged and dripping in my drought-ridden state. Yesterday the lightbulb in the ceiling fan died. My fish (red wag platy) has Ich, a highly … Continue reading

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Same Old Poop

I know the answers to the unspoken questions that pull tears from my eyes.  I know not to ever ask ever again “When will it stop?” I came as I promised Monday  evening to pick up some food and the … Continue reading

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A Phone Conversation

I received a letter last Monday, the 16th, from Mother superior informing me that I should really call the Novice Mistress, or if that’s inconvenient, to email her. The irony is that I sent a letter because there was no … Continue reading

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Vocational Update II

I received a letter on the weekend of my birthday in November.  This is the text of the letter: + JMJ Praised be Jesus Christ! Dear Megan: May Our dear Lord reward you for your recent letter. We hope and … Continue reading

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