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Make a wish!

My sister said something to me last weekend when we were birding just outside Houston at Brazos Bend State Park (where I took this photo) that has stuck with me.  She said that it's been a lot of fun watching me learn how to live again. I've sat with that all week.  I have learned… Continue reading Make a wish!

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#ProjectHappy

I noticed this morning that the Single and Selfish Facebook page had a lot of notifications.  When I looked I saw that a friend of mine had gone on a reading binge of my blog and can I just tell you how deliciously happy that made me? Have you noticed that everyone has a blog… Continue reading #ProjectHappy

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Worthy?

It's happening.  I'm auctioning my wedding ring. Now before you go thinking I'm having financial difficulties, I'm fine.  I mean, we can all use some extra money for things like camera equipment, birding trips, cruises, drink packages for said cruises and things like that, amiright? No, this is just because I'm ready for this last… Continue reading Worthy?

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Single and Satisfied

  I've been thinking a lot about the article I shared on the Single & Selfish Facebook page.  If you haven't read it, I'll link it below.  It's a brief piece about how strong women would rather be alone than put up with an asshole. Article about strong women preferring to be alone rather than… Continue reading Single and Satisfied

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Spider Cactus?

I took this photo on our most recent Sister Birding Adventure.  My sister focuses on birds.  Birds are her thing.  Birds are my thing too, but so is landscape, shape, plants, insects, dead things...yes, I photograph the occasional dead thing, it's ok my sister doesn't get it either. I edited this photo and named it… Continue reading Spider Cactus?

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Bye Bye Bye 2017

Am I the only one who hears 'N Sync's "Bye Bye Bye" when I read the title of this blog post?  Is it just me? It's the end of 2017.  As I write this, it's the day before New Years Eve.  I know I'm not alone in wishing 2017 a hasty exit and a cheery "don't… Continue reading Bye Bye Bye 2017

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Can you recalibrate a busted up B.S. meter?

I feel like my bullshit meter is so broken, there is no way calibrate it I don't have a clue what to title this post.  A topic has been on my heart for the last couple of days and when an idea for a post sticks with me for more than a few hours I… Continue reading Can you recalibrate a busted up B.S. meter?

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Operation Purge: Complete!

The gown is washed, the crinoline and netting is cut out, I washed it on cold and hung it to dry, it's been boxed, sealed and addressed. Clearly, I chose to donate my wedding gown to Angel Gowns.  You guys overwhelmingly voted in the comments, on a Twitter poll and on Facebook to donate my… Continue reading Operation Purge: Complete!

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The Purge Urge

The time has come, folks.  It's time to decide what to do with my wedding gown.  It's yellowed, it's worn on the train, I never had it cleaned and it's over twenty years old. What is the accepted thing one does with ones wedding gown after divorce?  When have I ever done whats accepted? So,… Continue reading The Purge Urge

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What a difference a Year makes

"Women are like tea bags, you never know how strong they are until they're in hot water" For the past year, the same song has been on loop in my head.  Not the whole song, just the chorus, and not all day, just in the first quiet moments of the morning.  The song is Ooh… Continue reading What a difference a Year makes