Category Archives: day-to-day life

I Won

Sometimes I feel the need to look back and reflect. To see how far I’ve come. To remind myself that even when I feel like I’m at my lowest, there is always hope. And light. And life. Two years ago, … Continue reading

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Hello Mr. Robin, Harbinger of Spring

Today I saw a robin, that Harbinger of Spring. And even though the day was grey, dreary, and cool, I couldn’t help smiling as I watched Mr. Robin Red Breast hop along the grass. Catching a glimpse of his bright … Continue reading

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Never mind Year of the Pig. This is the Year I Adult.

Turning 40 apparently triggered something in my brain. A switch has flipped on, and I find myself doing all sorts of grown-up, adult things. I’m making life-altering choices. None of which involve moving to Barbados. In fact, it’s the exact … Continue reading

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Saving for the Future

Today I achieved level “Financial Planning Grown Up“. I had reached this level once before, but with my bankruptcy and some not great life choices, I backslid a bit. Ok, so a lot. But today I put myself on a … Continue reading

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Returning to Routines

There’s definitely something to be said for consistent routines. Over the past 3 weeks, the household’s routines have been all over the place. And I am really looking forward to Monday, January 7th when they return to normal. The kids … Continue reading

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So I Took 6 Months Off and Didn’t Write a Word

Apparently I decided to take a hiatus for the last half of 2018. And that’s ok. Because I didn’t really have much to write about. Crazy online dating stories can only account for so much of my blog. And I’m … Continue reading

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Well, This has Been Eye-Opening

I am always an optimist. I truly believe in the good in everybody. Unfortunately, online dating is shaking my very belief system to its core. There are oh so many jerks out there. Let me ask you this. Why would … Continue reading

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