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Love amazes me

If you know me, you know I’ve been lacking in the “partner who adores me” category for most of my life. Nearly fifteen years since my divorce has left me…fine, I’ll admit it, slightly bitter about the whole idea of love. But this man makes me believe that there are couples who will really, truly,…

Look! It’s us!

Look! It’s us!

Five years ago my two kids and I moved in with Jennifer and her son. Somehow it work and worked well. Audrey and I moved out last fall when we had the opportunity, but  Stuart stayed on. It wasn’t until a couple years ago that anyone seemed to take notice of the arrangement. First, we…

Sleeping in Seattle

Sleeping in Seattle

It was supposed to be a birthday trip, but funds were too tight in November to make it happen, so we waited until we could do it right.  With only a few days notice, we decided to go last weekend for  weekend trip. We caught the bus early to head to the train station downtown…

Settling

Settling

We moved into our new place on December 1 and this is what the main room was looking like: The aparment is tiny, less than 500 square feet. Add to the lack of floor space, the fact that there is only one closet , in my daughter’s room, and we’ve got a real quandary. Where…

Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

Life has been a bit like the weather lately. Mostly dark, stormy and not enjoyable in the least. Every once in a while I can see a little blue sky on the horizon and it reminds me that it won’t stay like this forever. There will be days, perhaps months from now, that I will…

Weekend Away

Weekend Away

One of the real perks for being with the GuyFriend is that he forces me to slow down sometimes. I tend to have twenty-plus irons in the fire at all times and rarely feel like I can take a breath, let alone a day off to do nothing. My to-do list isn’t getting any shorter…

At last–Hip Mama

At last–Hip Mama

After more than a couple submissions, one was finally accepted and I can add Hip Mama to my list of publications.

Seriously? What are the odds?

Seriously? What are the odds?

I was the filling of a three-car pile-up on I-5. In my dad’s newly repairs red truck. The same one I was driving in November when I got hit. Spending this (finally!) sunny afternoon with an ice pack and pain meds.

Yippee times three

Yippee times three

It’s nice when there are things to be happy about. I got to celebrate my dad’s 63rd birthday with both my parents, my daughter, my sister and her kids. I know an awful lot of people my age who have lost one or both of their parents, so it makes events like these even more…

Gluten Free Bread, attempt #8432.

Gluten Free Bread, attempt #8432.

So it’s been what, five years since I went gluten-free? I have to alway compare it when we returned from Vietnam, so I guess it is more like 4 1/2 years. A while. There aren’t many times when I really feel like This sucks! except when I can smell fresh, homemade bread. And then I…

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