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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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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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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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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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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

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This too shall pass

Anger turned inward becomes depression. I've been a little crabby lately.  (See what I did there?) No, really.  I'm dealing with some depression and sadness as I round out this last week of the first year of divorce.  I'm big on dates.  Like, it's not normal.  I remember dates like a calendar.  For example, yesterday… Continue reading This too shall pass

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Party of One

I talk a big game, but some days are harder than others.  Some days people and places can fly by me and not even cause a ripple.  Other days, places, people, memories, dates can really send me into a full-blown pity-party. Today was one of those days.  For a number of reasons I shan't go… Continue reading Party of One