50ish and Fabulous, I’m Doing Better

Where Ya Been?

I can’t believe it’s been more than 6 months since I published a blog post. I have 32 drafts in my draft folder. An example of where my mind has been. So, where have I been? Working. (obviously) Trying to lose weight. (still) Contemplating the meaning of life. (always) I never realized what a toll divorce, remarriage, menopause, and an…

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doing better, I’m Doing Better


Last year instead of posting New Year’s Resolutions I posted a few things that I learned over the year; a When I Knew Better, I Did Better retrospective. I started writing that, but it turned into a bitch and moan about being scattered, directionless, menopausal, and struggling with the whole empty nest thing. I have made the decision not to…

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doing better, Marriage


A very smart Lawyer I know says, ‘A tidal wave in a 3 year marriage, is but a ripple in the pond of a 30 year marriage.’ It has become somewhat of a tradition for Mike and I to forget our Anniversary. When my sister texted a Happy Anniversary yesterday morning I realized we had done it again.   I checked…

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50ish and Fabulous, Grey, I’m Doing Better

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow

At the beginning of last year I decided to stop colouring my hair.  I thought it was going to be this dramatic event, and that I would have to endure the skunks tail.  My plan was to spend the summer wearing baseball hats, and touques in the winter.  Touque or toque, depending on your region, or opinion in Canada.  If…

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doing better

Fur Babies and an Empty Nest

This is Jack.   He is not fond of rain, squirrels, the vacuum cleaner, or snow.  Canadian winters are unkind to miniature Dachshunds.  We need to shovel a section of the yard so he can do his business unencumbered. Jack is getting older, he’s a grand old man at 13, 91 in dog years.  Mike and I have been debating…

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I Knew Better, I’m Doing Better

That’s Embarrassing

A couple of months ago, as I was walking down the street my toe hit the edge of the sidewalk, and I took a very ungraceful header to the ground.  I scraped my knee, ripped my pants, bruised my palms, and as I picked myself up and wanted to die, my husband asked if I was ok. I wanted to…

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Family Moments, I Did Better

Heretofore Blogging

    I was notified by my web host that my contract would be ending soon and I began the debate of letting the domain name go and switching to a free platform. I did the same thing a few years ago with a previous blog, I’m not sure why I thought blogging would be different this time around. Apparently…

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50ish and Fabulous, doing better

Friendly Fire

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.  ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring They say that friends come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. This became very true for me when I divorced.…

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50ish and Fabulous


It’s no secret that I am fashion challenged, and while I enjoy picturing myself fashionable I lack confidence, creativity, and motivation.  In my youth I followed trends, I have a chilling recollection of banana clips, scrunchies, lace gloves et al  Madonna, and there was a short Hippie phase.  I was ahead of my time as this was before the Bohemian…

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