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Opening Bottles On New Year’s Eve

Enchanted Seashells wrote in a comment on the last post saying she didn’t know how to open a champagne bottle so she’ll be drinking wine on New Year’s Eve. And while I think it’s fine that you choose whatever you’d … 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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Surrender

Do not mistake my choice to patiently allow what is to happen as surrender.  While I am not being vocal about it, I am quietly allowing what is to unfold, to do exactly that now.  It isn’t easy for me … Continue reading

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Are You Alone On Christmas?

For the past few years, I’ve been alone on Christmas Eve because my kids celebrate Christmas with their dad and his family that day.  I’ll admit that it was hard that first year when I sat alone crying that first … Continue reading

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Get Off The Merry-Go-Round

I allowed myself to stay on the merry-go-round in my head for too long.  I knew it.  I couldn’t help myself because I kept thinking that this go round would be different.  What’s that quote about insanity?  Doing the same … Continue reading

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A Single Girl’s Lesson From Divorce

It took me awhile to learn this lesson, but it’s an important one.  I don’t need a man to complete me.  That being said, I would like to find a nice man to get to know and to one day … Continue reading

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College Kids Home For The Weekend

This was a great weekend for us – the college kids and I were home together all weekend!  We bonded again (which is good because sometimes when they’re away, the connection can strain).  We had some good heart to heart … Continue reading

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Anxiety In Kids

Neither of my kids ever showed signs of having anxiety, but since the new school year began in September, they’ve been complaining to me that they’re having bouts of anxiety attacks.  I’m a pretty pragmatic Mom, but I’m also compassionate.  … Continue reading

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