Category Archives: finding happiness at 50

Stop Comparing The Past To The Present

It’s amazing how we can adapt to a simpler life if we only allow ourselves to stop comparing the past to the present. – Janie Leeds During the good years of marriage, it was wonderful. We enjoyed a comfortable lifestyle … Continue reading

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Is It Too Early To Decorate For Christmas?

When I was married, I had to abide by his rules – no Christmas decorating until December 1st. But now that I’ve been divorced for a few years, I’m really enjoying the fact that there’s no ‘boss’ to tell me … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Whatever you’re doing for Thanksgiving, I wish you well. I hope that you and your family enjoy counting your blessings! Because especially at this time of year AND in 2020, we need to be thankful for the little things and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Is Almost Here!

Thanksgiving is coming and while the number of Covid cases are increasing, friends and I have been talking about our plans. What are you doing for Thanksgiving? So, this year the kids are going to the ex’s family for Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Say To Your Kids

Growing up, I was the elder of two kids with strict parents. Right from the start, I was told that I was the smart, responsible one and that I was also the ‘peace-maker’ so it was my job to keep … Continue reading

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Who Died And Made You Boss?

As my father used to say, Who the hell died and made you boss?  To which now, I would retort, You!  But at the time, I was a little girl in a dysfunctional family who was just trying to survive.  … Continue reading

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Remembering What I Had Forgotten

I found a box of letters from decades ago and started going through them. I had completely forgotten I had tucked them away when we moved, but when I recently found the box marked “JUNK” I remembered. They were letters … Continue reading

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Calgon Take Me Away

LOL! Do you remember that commercial from long ago? A bubble bath and quiet time and the woman in the commercial was happy? I need a bit more than a bubble bath to soothe me lately. How about you? Are … Continue reading

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

My one son reminds me of his dad (the ex) lately. It is as if the wound that I thought I had healed is splitting wide open with the stabbing accuracy of his tone of voice and the utter feeling … Continue reading

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