I spent the day at Dad’s, wanting to be close to Jilly. She knew what I was up to. She called me on it around lunch time. “Shouldn’t you be at home, working in your office next to Brynna? Thought you baby-sat her during the day now?” “Ha-ha.” Hell, it was the truth, though. I … Continue reading MM10: Weepy Ol’Me
We ended up at Dad’s for dinner again. It was beginning to be an every other night occurrence. It took me a while, but I finally figured out what my husband was up to. He was bringing me here because he knew, didn’t he? He knew I was missing this, and bringing me home a … Continue reading MM9: Good Night, Laptop
BRYNNA IS being particularly Brynna this morning. I try to remind myself that she doesn’t intend to be annoying, but...she’s twenty-five now. I’ve had twenty-five years to get used to it. So far I haven’t. Still, she looks seriously cute today. She’ll make me an aunt again in less than fourteen weeks. She’s wearing one of … Continue reading MM8: Brynna is Brynna-ing Me Again.
AFTER THE therapy session that wasn’t really a therapy session--none of us wanted to talk about what the guy did except for Gabby, who had rambled in true Gabby fashion--talk turned to more interesting things. Like Lacy’s ranch and who was the latest hospital chief of staff at Finley Creek General, where Jilly and the … Continue reading MM7: Handley Barratt Strikes Again!
Well, I did it. I went with her to the therapy group. No surprise, it was me, Jilly, Ari...Lacy and Gabby. Brynna hadn’t wanted to go. Therapy terrifies Brynna, especially after a bad experience she’d had as a kid with a behavioral therapist who hadn’t fully understood Asperger’s. So it was just the five of … Continue reading MM6: Therapy
DINNER AT my father’s was just as chaotic as usual. It didn’t help matters that Chance’s brother Elliot brought the governor of Texas to my dad’s house tonight. Governor Deane--Marcus--is Elliot and Chance’s slightly older cousin. He is widowed with two kids. The kids are awesomely adorable--but slightly diabolical. They are fascinated with our house and … Continue reading MM5: Definition of Trauma
SHE LIED to me. I knew she did. She knew that I knew. But I let it go. As much as my heart hurt for her, Jilly had to find her own way to deal with what happened. But I couldn’t look at my baby sister and not want to help. “I still have the … Continue reading MM4: Jillian Lied…
WHEN WE were finished, I curled up against his side and he held me. Big dork. I’d missed him, too. If my sister Carrie wasn’t nine months pregnant with her second child, I wouldn’t have left him for so long. We’d spent over a year and a half apart before finding each other again—now I … Continue reading MM2: My Family
IT WAS the drones that did it. I hadn’t even known what the man was up to. I guess I should have. I just didn’t know that he was going to involve Chance in it. You would think my sister’s husband would have at least had more sense than mine, right? Thankfully the complaint had gone … Continue reading MM1: Houghton, Chance…and the drone.