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Anniversaries & Milestones

Today would have been my 23rd wedding anniversary. You want to know what I feel about it? Absolutely nothing.  Nothing, nada, zilch. Know what else? We reached over 500 followers this week! You guys!  I started this blog almost two years ago and I would be happy if just a handful of people read it.… Continue reading Anniversaries & Milestones

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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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Birthday thoughts….

Today I am 48. Sometimes I get the birthday blues.  Not this year.  I always feel like a fool when I get birthday blues.  I should be so grateful for another birthday! Especially as a cancer survivor, I should cherish every year older as a gift. That is exactly how I'm feeling today about my… Continue reading Birthday thoughts….

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Self Care

Who doesn't need a hug once in a while from a soft, squishy teddy bear? When life gets to be a little bit too much how do you deal?  When the atrocities of the world all get to be a little bit too heavy how do we reconcile that with our sense of gratitude? I… Continue reading Self Care

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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

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Perspective

I was walking past my Blessings Jar recently and noticed it's getting pretty full.  That makes me happy.  It makes me happy that I have so many blessings in my life that need documenting, and it also makes me happy that I'm at a place in my life where I see the blessings and am… Continue reading Perspective

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Thrive where you are planted

Often over the past two years I sometimes found myself questioning why things went down the way they did. I have had times of quietly (sometimes not so quietly) demanding why God/The Universe/The Creator dumped a steaming pile of shit in my lap that I was solely in charge of cleaning up. Why suddenly at… Continue reading Thrive where you are planted

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Thoughts on my Wedding Anniversary

I'm a person who gets stressed and depressed about things before they happen.  I think I anticipate the way I'm going to feel on a certain milestone or date and get all my emotional processing done ahead of time.  Over achiever? Yeah, pretty much. I've been a little stressed and sad this week because today… Continue reading Thoughts on my Wedding Anniversary

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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