Category: The Ordeal

Protons, Neutrons & Electrons, Oh My!

Hey, Happy Valentine’s Day! Every February, I am reminded of how some of us can happily live our lives for decades—totally unaware that things may not be as they seem! That is, until Life sneaks up behind us, taps us on the shoulder, and when…

Which Shall It Be? Compazine or Zofran?

Hyperemesis I know that I sound like a broken record, but my face glows red like a beacon at sea whenever I look back on how I did that humiliating ‘pick-me!” dance when my husband dumped me after decades of marriage. Lord have mercy!…

I Found My Life’s Purpose—It Wasn’t What I Thought

I will forever live in infamy  as the mid-life poster child for how to take something that should only be a transient insult to the ego and parlay it into a career-ending, life-altering, multi-year ‘Ordeal’.

Semper Fidelis … Psych!

One Down … One To Go … Check! Prior to his departure, Casper The Ghost held two jobs—he was the IT systems administrator for ywo different multi-million dollar corporations. On D-Day, as he was walking down the sidewalk to leave me, I heard him…

The Big Gotcha!

Just Another Day In Camelot, Or Was It? Obviously, for my husband Casper to ghost me the way he did, he must’ve deemed there were a number of issues with our marriage—at least from his perspective. However, this was news to me. Always a…

It All Came Down Like A House Of Cards

Just When You Think It’s Safe To Come Out Of The Water If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that you never know what will happen when you get up in the morning. I say this because just a few short years ago I was…