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gifts

Hello, reader.  How are you?  I had a lovely birthday.  I received many gifts. love conversation a lemon cake delicious peanut curry community so many hugs cards with kind words art a soak in a hot tub with Ming and our friend a trip to Triangle Lake delicious Cambodian food for lunch a polka dot… Read More »

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narcan

Hello, reader.  How are you doing?  I cleaned out my cartoon bag.  I found what I could jettison, to make room for narcan. what’s in my bag What do you think?  Does everyone carry around four lip balms?  I’m telling you, they have different purposes!  Well, I ditched two of them. The religious medal of… Read More »

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what I imagine when I’m trying to sleep

Hello, reader.  How are you?  I want to tell you what I imagine when I’m trying to sleep. I have insomnia sometimes.  Ok–a lot!  Both my parents had it; I’m trying to accept this problem might be with me for a while.  Insomnia is part of life for many people. There’s adversity, and what we… Read More »

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gender dr

“It’s ok if we can’t find it.  Gender was always optional, for me,” I told Ming.  We were looking for Gender Dr. Oregon coast Lately we’re housesitting on the Oregon coast–I mentioned it in a previous post.  Wow, how fortunate we are.  The air is clean, and the temperatures are easy.  I love the fog… Read More »

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how to help someone not feel trapped

Hello, reader.  How’s it going?  I’ve been thinking about relationship a lot lately, and how to help someone not feel trapped. Trapped is one of the creepiest feelings.  When I was a kid, I lived trapped in my family of origin.  Then I was trapped in my first marriage in such a bad way. Feeling… Read More »

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thank you for your kindness

Dear Ming, thank you for your kindness to me every day. Thank you for all the laundry you are doing for our family lately.  I know it’s a lot, especially when I’m on my period and menstruate on my shorts or the puppy pad.  Thank you for your kindness around all my bodily functions, your… Read More »

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jelly bellies

“Please go into my cartoon bag and put jelly bellies in my skull,” I said to Ming. Then I laughed and laughed, as that was a ridiculous sentence.  I had never said that sentence before, and I love it.  Do you like novel sentences? I imagined my bare skull Hamlet-style.  The jelly bellies were the… Read More »

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too changey

“I feel like things are too changey right now,” I told Ming.  “Do you ever feel like that?” I saw Ming think about it. “Yes,” he said. “Oh, ok.  Good to know you feel like that sometimes too,” I said.  “I need everything to slow down for a minute.” I could chalk it up to… Read More »

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Mother’s Day ritual

Hello, reader.  How are you?  I did a beautiful Mother’s Day ritual with Ming’s help.  This post is a bit late, but I wanted to show you pictures and tell you how it helped me. My ritual purpose was to honor the spirit of four mothers I love who have died. my own mom a… Read More »

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how beautiful Ming is

Just in case you forgot how beautiful Ming is, here’s a picture of him in bed.  He was sleeping good, and his armpit is nice.  His beautiful brown hand, his dark elbow, his smooth chest, his serious sleep expression as he moved through dream world.  You’re welcome. Feeling grateful for all he does and is. … Read More »