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Exhaustion Overload

I’ve started a few posts over the last few days, but never published any of them. Today I’m on exhaustion overload which only happens every once in awhile. But it’s very real to me. I’ve been helping friends and family … Continue reading

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Going To The Chapel

My neighbors are getting married today. It will be the first wedding I’ve attended in years, let alone as a divorced woman. Interestingly, it will be his 3rd and her 2nd (or maybe her 3rd as well – I’m not … Continue reading

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Do You Think He Wanted To Marry?

Car rides were (and still are) my go to opportunity when my kids were younger to just talk about anything and I took advantage of those times when I was carting them to and from school stuff to just catch … Continue reading

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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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