I really thought this whole Empty-Nester thing was going to be so easy. I mean, what is there to figure out? It turns out that the answer is... JUST about everything. Drama sorted itself out by the end of last week, and more relaxed days returned. That meant I could go back to trying to… Continue reading Because I SAID so!
It's Autumn, and yet again I've gone a month without writing. In that time, my anniversary happened (24th), and more struggle with my son and his college stuff. For a little while, I thought everything might be ok, and I actually experienced some happy days. ACTUAL happy days. I haven't had that in almost five… Continue reading In Sweaters
Folks, I sit before you typing this out as a "childless" woman for the first time in 21+ years. My daughter moved back down to NC, after following us back up home to VT. My son has flown to NC to visit his girlfriend. My husband is at work. It's just ME right now! In… Continue reading Freedom (sorta)
My work had a certain trajectory and pace, once. I interrupted that when we decided that relocating to North Carolina made sense in 2014 (huge mistake, but it's done and I'm back in Vermont. *deep breaths*) As soon as we said "Go", everything destabilized in my world. It's little stuff from having things where you… Continue reading A Little Paint
Traditionally when you start up a blog, introductions are in order. Back in the day, I was a 20-something, then a 30-something blogger, and now I'm 44. I'm over the "something" part, I'm 44. I feel like "something" added some sort of hidden dread of getting older. As if that would somehow stave it all… Continue reading Chocolate, Art and Life (Who Am I?)