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Grace Visits, Ali “Turns Back On,” and a Return to San Fran

Grace Visits, Ali “Turns Back On,” and a Return to San Fran

I haven’t blogged in a hot minute and I have no idea why. So much has happened and my memory is so bad, I really suck for not getting stuff down as it was happening. So this post will be a catch-up of sorts. I […]

The Mother Effin’ FEELS

The Mother Effin’ FEELS

Six months since I lost my Daddy. Three months since I started therapy. One month since I brought Mia home. And about two weeks since I noticed I was FEELING things again. Feels. So many feels. When I say “noticed I was feeling…” I mean […]

Five Months Later

Five Months Later

February 20th my Daddy called an ambulance to take Mia to the hospital. Her flu symptoms were just too bad, and he was just too sick, to go through standard doctor or urgent care routes. Almost exactly five months to the day later, July 18th, I’m […]

One of my favorite Daddy-Facebook-interactions

One of my favorite Daddy-Facebook-interactions

A couple of years ago, during peak political season, Daddy met Vince, Uncle Dan, Uncle Bob, and myself at Rusty’s in Port Canaveral. (If you didn’t know, Daddy and I were on TOTAL opposite ends of the political spectrum. Our political Facebook arguments are seriously […]

Therapy does NOT suck

Therapy does NOT suck

Some people might say therapy is too private to blog about. Some people might be right. But for me, writing is how I process things and lately it’s how I remember them, too. So I figured I would write about the few therapy sessions I’ve had […]

Father’s Day and Daddy’s Birthday

Father’s Day and Daddy’s Birthday

This month is a hard one. Father’s Day is right around the corner and Daddy’s birthday is two weeks later on June 30th. He would have been 64. It’s so weird because I’ve always known his birthday (especially his age and birth year, since he […]

The things that have made me laugh recently

The things that have made me laugh recently

If you’ve thought the last almost-eight weeks have been nothing but depression and sob-fests over in Ali-land, you would not be far off. This has been a seriously bleak time. But despite losing Daddy and being thrown into a logistical nightmare that includes commuting from […]

The roller coaster is moving faster than I can blog

The roller coaster is moving faster than I can blog

Yeah. This roller coast is moving far, far too fast for me to keep up with on this blog. What roller coaster, you ask? The one my family got on when Daddy and Mia got sick. You know, the one that keeps going up and […]

More on Mia

More on Mia

Once again there are too many details about Mia’s health to share in one, or even five, Facebook status’s. And so I turn to my blog to share the news. Where I left off: Mia was safely moved from Cape Canaveral Hospital to Kindred in […]

Soooo about that birthday…

Soooo about that birthday…

Friday was my first birthday without Daddy and man,… it started off SO. GOOD. I opened presents from friends that were thoughtful and perfect. I cried happy tears and laughed all morning. From a special bangle bracelet with an incredibly meaningful symbol, to a set […]