Dear God, Goddess, Heavenly Father, All-Knowing Being, Creator of the Universes, Connector of All Things, Hi. Hey There. Hello. – It’s me, Mary Phelan McChesney Toohey. Maybe you already know that. I’m not really sure how to greet you – or what to say at all actually. I just have a lot on my mind […]
Friday: OMG OMG OMG OMG a Mouse. In the House. Quick – get the broom and the bucket We will dispense of this little creature without haste. Saturday: Well. This is unpleasant. So unpleasantness is what we will rain down on this world. All forms a warfare will be enlisted. It will be a […]
It’s a strange feeling waking up With a different man in the room. Uncomfortably Comfortable. The feeling of his deep exhale filling the room already full of stale memories. I did not think there was still space to fill inside this house. What a pleasant surprise. While taking in all the heat and caffeine of […]
It’s like peeking into another person’s life. Before all the pain and death, and struggles and illness. Who was that girl? She talked about soccer and PTA and work and wrote about pop news like Michael Vick’s potential reality show…. who is this!?! Where did she go!?! Oh, that’s right, I killed her. She can’t […]
How often other ppl in the house ‘low key’ feed random food to the dog is appalling….
The pain rises like a fresh blister from an oven rack. Startling me with intensity. What a stupid mistake. How did that happen? I was staring the danger right in the face. Now it’s searing my skin. Not enough to be visible – but just enough so that I can imagine what a worse version […]
Greetings Friends and Family! As 2019 Winds to a close (I cannot believe this) I have realized that my writing has taken place mainly off-line this year. I found myself more often than not scribbling away in a random notebook or voice texting notes to myself to write up later – again – with paper […]
Are you a person who avoids a good cry — or do you embrace it wholeheartedly and own it and all that it represents? I am the latter. I believe that was out of necessity. Over the course of the last nine years, if I had not come to terms with crying and why it […]
Hi All, so it’s been awhile since I have posted on here, but I thought this might be a great place to keep track of our fundraiser that we held for the first time this year in honor of Erich. We wanted to raise $10 a day for 40 days and we did that plus […]
I am trying to help find ways to show/teach/encourage my daughter to thrive and survive these different stages of life she is travelling through.