Waking Up

Trust me – there are benefits to midlife. First of all it’s an awakening, not a crisis. Granted, much to the dismay of others, we sometimes awaken to the fact that we need a corvette ASAP. We awaken to the reality that we have put all of our hopes and dreams on hold. Maybe much worse, we…

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Knock Me Out

…And it’s the only hope I have today. I am just so tired! Insomnia has struck again. You couldn’t pay me enough to show my face in public in this current state. I feel like a zombie and pretty sure I look like one too. There is nothing like looking in the mirror first thing…

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Balanced Not Frazzled

Balance is one of my favorite words but I don’t know why. The word actually torments me. It’s quite the charade, really. I wear this necklace which says “Balance.” I hope as I wear it, the word somehow absorbs into my body and magically transforms my life. Instead, as soon as my feet hit the…

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Keep Fighting

  I recently enjoyed a telephone conversation with a dear old friend, whom I haven’t seen in years. Amazing, isn’t it, how years apart won’t change that bond? We covered the topics of raising adult children, and our more relaxed state with our younger ones, who came along later in life. We discussed midlife goals,…

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Make Time For Your Love

The time is now. What are we waiting for? Personally, I am waiting for the laundry to get done. That’s right….the world’s next great novel will have to wait. There are children counting on me for the perfect outfit everyday. The reality is, it is more than laundry. If you are raising children, you understand.…

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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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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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