Frustrated Yet Thankful

Devastated today. A dear friend lost her battle with cancer this morning. I am nauseous and exhausted from thinking about it. I’m just so sad. There is never enough time. Nothing can prepare us. We have to face pain sometimes. One of my strongest feelings today was frustration. I was making plans to go see…

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Time

At a crossroads again. I’ve decided this is what life is all about….decision making. It’s constant. I prefer deciding on what is for breakfast, rather than choosing major life decisions, especially when those decisions will effect  the children. I remember a handful of years when life was steady and secure, no major decisions to be…

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Less Change, More Joy

And this is how my life goes…..I started this a month ago. Wow – how a month has flown by!……. Watching my belongings disappear into boxes today. I’ve experienced this more times than I care to count. Ok, I kind of want to count….14 times in 23 years, mostly state to state moves. Yeah, I’m…

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Homemade Love

It’s midnight and I am eating a bowl of Cream of Wheat. I put berries in it, because that makes it grown up Cream of Wheat. I am extremely nostalgic. It doesn’t take much for this mind of mine to drift back to memories of my youth. Even this very late dinner does that. It…

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Pom Pom Status

  I’m not into status symbols. I don’t wear a lot of jewelry. I don’t get excited about fancy cars. I like having a nice home but I’ve never dreamt of a mansion. Things were different when I was a child though. When I was a child, it was all about the roller skates….. Hard…

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Slow and Sexy

  Sometimes all it takes is a little retail therapy…… Most of us have that one “thing” that makes our heart pitter patter when we walk into a store and see it. We want it, need it, must have it. Sometimes we spend hours window shopping on ebay, just to lay our eyes on our beloved obsession.…

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Frozen Pizza, Horror Movies, & Other Imperfections

  I’m pretty sure the last time I wrote in a journal I didn’t need reading glasses to see my writing. As I sit by the fire in quiet solitude, sipping wine, writing in my “Follow Your Dreams” journal, the Jason Mraz iHeart station playing for inspiration…..my angelic children are in the basement watching “Jaws…

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Chasing Fear

  I took a break from most everything in life recently, and studied for my real estate broker exam. It was worth it….I passed. 🙂   Taking a break from everything is a bit of an exaggeration. The laundry, groceries and cleaning did not patiently wait for me to return. Nor did the children’s hungry…

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Unforgettable

A little more about Ireland and the sweetest old man whom I wanted to keep…… I have so many beautiful scenery pictures from Ireland….but the highlights of the week were finding my great grandfather’s cottage, and then the next day finding the remains of my great grandmother’s cottage. I shared that story here….https://apronsheelsandyogapants.com/2016/05/28/wanderlust/ It all…

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Wanderlust

I arrived in Ireland two days ago, along with my mother and my son. They are here to do family research and find the homes of some of our relatives who left many years ago to come to America. It’s been an emotional experience thus far. I came along to basically be their driver. (…

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