Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 26 2012

I’ve met some dogs in my life. Haven’t we all?!?!

I’ve met some dogs in my life. Haven’t we all! Some of these dogs were really difficult and a few almost took me down. Some had a pretty strong bark. Some were all bark and no bite. Some had a bark and a bite. I have to say though, without them, I would not have become …

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Aug 23 2012

Feline Family News Update with Photos

 The last post I published breaking news from the deck. Here is a follow up to the story for all the cat lovers out there in the land of the intranet. Recap: A family of fetus catis domesticus have taken up shelter on a backyard deck. The first instinct of the homeowner, a long time …

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Aug 23 2012

The Plan and Walking on Sunshine!

Forget the Plan! I’m going to Walk on Sunshine instead! I thought about the plan yesterday; the plan for mid-life reinvention.  It just requires too much…how shall I say it? Planning? I’m choosing instead, to use uncompromising optimism.  I’m going to crank my shine-o-meter up and get into the natural flow of life. It’s the …

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Aug 21 2012

News From the North!

  My plan is underway.  While I’m working on mine, here are the latest tales from the north. Both of my children called yesterday My son, a brilliant and talented artist and aspiring actor just landed a small voice over role in a Russian film.   While this is wonderful news, it may not be as …

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Aug 20 2012

The Plan, Mid Life Reinvention.

Ok!  This is it! This is my official starting day of pulling it together, starting anew, reinventing myself, becoming a newer and better version of me. My mothering, in the hands on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week sense is done.  My children are off and running.  I’ve only got one left at …

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Aug 17 2012

Now where was I?

Now where was I? Both of my children’s crises were averted due to some quick thinking, a little shuffling, and a song and dance with a head stand finale. My son, having watched my husband and I pull out our bag of tricks on more than one occasion, found his own bag and managed quite …

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Aug 16 2012

Meloche Psychological and Financial Counselling Services!

Whoever said that it gets easier when your children leave the nest is LYING! Maybe some time down the road but in the first few days and weeks….Large  fibs!   The cargo company called yesterday morning and left a message with my husband that my daughter’s cargo, that left our house three weeks ago, would …

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Aug 14 2012

Polar Bear Warnings?!?

A baby bird will leave the nest when it is able to fly and fend for itself. Sometimes, they get nudged out of their nest prematurely by a competitive or too rambunctious sibling. Sometimes they are coaxed by an eager parent bird that puts their webbed foot down and decides they have had more than enough …

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Aug 12 2012

Finally!! The Benefits of Life After 40 and How I Don’t Care.

A few years ago, I watched some children playing on the swings at the park. One little girl bent her upper body way back as she glided, her hair dragged across the ground with each pass. One little boy bent forward over the swing, on his belly, with arms and legs dangling on each side. …

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Aug 11 2012

The benefits of life after 40…I’m getting to it. Cut me some Slack!

This isn’t the post about the benefits of life after 40. I’m getting to it. I really am. It’s just that this morning I feel like I’m going to hurl, spew, gag, expel contents of my stomach across the room; the butterflies in there are feeling nervous too. My daughter leaves today. I’m fighting jealousy of …

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Aug 10 2012

Breaking News- The Vac Pack Demonstration

7am Friday morning.   I wake up and the first thing on my mind is that this is the last full day that my daughter is home. I make a cup of coffee and sit down to blog, careful to not wake anyone else up. I want to get to my post about the benefits …

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Aug 10 2012

New Breaking News!

This post was supposed to be about benefits of life after 40. It’s been days since I’ve written, not because I can’t think of anything but because I am trying to condense the post down. There is just so much good about it that it’s hard to narrow things down into a reasonable amount of …

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Aug 07 2012

Cost and Benefits of Life After 40. Part 1

The strangest things happen after you turn 40. Some things you notice almost immediately.  It’s as if the clock struck midnight on your birthday and a large magician in the sky waved a magic wand over you and “poof”, stuff just gets weird.   I suspected my eyesight was starting to change in the last …

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Aug 05 2012

Wonderings on the Apocolypse and why did my bath towel smell like Fritos.

Yesterday I took my morning shower and grabbed a fresh towel out of the linen cabinet. I wrapped it around me in the usual way and brought the towel to my face to smell the wonderful mountain breeze scent. I love the scent of freshly washed clothes and linens, especially if they have been hung …

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Aug 02 2012

The Empty Nest Is Big Stuff!!!!!

      Well…the move is underway.  The truck pulled up yesterday morning to pick up all of my daughters boxes. She’s still here but her “stuff” has left the building.   So now, I can’t breathe. I should say I can breathe but I feel like I can’t get enough breath in. My chest …

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