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AVD Anti Valentine’s Day

It's the day before Valentine's Day. I don't want to be sad, but a small part of me is. I keep telling myself Valentine's Day is a made up holiday created by the greeting card companies and chocolate manufacturers.  It's bullshit. It's also Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras.  We have a concert downtown with Cajun food… Continue reading AVD Anti Valentine’s Day

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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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I wasn’t expecting that!

Yesterday was another Sister Birding Adventure and Cheryl and I went to the Aransas Wildlife Refuge in Austwell, Texas.  This wildlife refuge was hit pretty hard by Hurricane Harvey last Summer and we were thrilled to find them open.  We both had our camera's and my sister had her monopod (I need one of those… Continue reading I wasn’t expecting that!

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The Sisterhood of The Traveling Divorce Ring

Ladies, if we're lucky, we have women in our lives who inspire us, have paved the way through adversity with dignity and grace and shown us how damn sexy it can be to put your big girl panties on and get through the hard stuff. There is a woman in my life who was once… Continue reading The Sisterhood of The Traveling Divorce Ring

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It’s Christmas Eve!

I thought it would be a great idea to have Christmas music playing in the background while I write, but then I remembered - Oh yeah, I can't write when I'm listening to music, or TV, or a podcast.  My brain can't focus on input and output at the same time.  So I've paused the… Continue reading It’s Christmas Eve!

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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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The Sweeter Things

It's the night before Thanksgiving and as is customary in American Households, most of us are beginning the cooking or prepping process for the big food show tomorrow. I'm so fortunate this year, as my sister and her wonderful husband are preparing the entire Turkey Day meal and the rest of us shlums just have… Continue reading The Sweeter Things

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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