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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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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, I Knew Better

The Truth About Empty Nesters

    When the last bird flew the nest I did feel nostalgic about the technical ending of my role as a Mom.  The empty nest process was gradual, with my son being the third, and last to leave home.  Having been through the college drop off twice it wasn’t a huge shock to the system, but it did take…

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