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The art of f*cking up

I try really hard to not make the same mistake twice. My mom always said if I got in trouble for something I never got caught doing it again. Is this meant to say that I never did that thing again? Or that I never got caught again? Who's to know? I'd like to think… Continue reading The art of f*cking up

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Hello Betty!

Today is one week post op from having total hip replacement surgery and I swear it feels more like a month from my point of view.  There have been good days and bad days, a little depression, a few tears but every day gets a little bit better. I've started physical therapy and that is… Continue reading Hello Betty!

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Finding what was once lost

I was having a chat with one of my best friends recently and they were retelling what hobbies they had put down during their long marriage for one reason or another, either it was something their spouse didn't appreciate or want to do or they felt their time was better utilized with the family. There… Continue reading Finding what was once lost

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The Gift of F*cking Up

I'm back to listening to Podcasts and I'm currently listening to Justin Long's Life is Short and he's interviewing Actor Jeremy Renner.  I was struck by something that Jeremy Renner said about advice his father gave him as a new graduate. His father said "Now go out there and fail!" I was struck with how… Continue reading The Gift of F*cking Up

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Lil Miss Independent asks for help

You all know I suffer from The Curse.  The Curse of the Independent Woman.  I don't need a man, I don't need a relationship.  I don't need anyone to pay my bills or take care of my home or anything else.  I'm like a stubborn toddler with a spoon and a jar of peanut butter..."I… Continue reading Lil Miss Independent asks for help

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Things I’m looking forward to after hip surgery

Yep, you heard right folks.  I'm 48 years old and I'm having a full hip replacement later this summer.  I've suffered from hip pain for the last five years or really if I'm honest, it's been off and on for the last ten years but it's progression has ramped up in the last five. I… Continue reading Things I’m looking forward to after hip surgery

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The healing power of Animals

I know I've written plenty about how I just want to sleep alone in my bed with the remote control all to myself, snuggling with my cuddly puppy and being Ms. Independent, yada yada yada.  I think I may have introduced you to Chewbacca, my Pekingese Shih-tzu who is both my best little furry bud… Continue reading The healing power of Animals

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The Amazing Power of Women

I have a confession.  I can be.....an asshole. One of my Best Girlfriends is having a bit of a time.  I won't say she's struggling, because she's not - she kicks ass at everything she touches, but she's admittedly got a lot of balls in the air.  She's a Mom of some amazing tiny humans… Continue reading The Amazing Power of Women

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Christmas 2018

I woke up this morning with John Lennon's Christmas Song in my head.  "So this is Christmas and what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun." It's hard to wake up on December 25th and not think of all the Christmas' spent when the ex and I were married, as we… Continue reading Christmas 2018

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Happy Thanksgiving

It's Thanksgiving, Y'all!  For those of you outside the US, Thanksgiving is a holiday that celebrates gratitude, family and time together.  It's a moment for us to acknowledge what we're grateful for and try not to talk too much politics or religion at the dinner table.  It's universally considered a successful holiday if no one… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving