Category Archive: The Empty Nest Stuff

May 01 2013

I’m still here.

I’m still here. I haven’t written in quite some time. I’ve been busy.  There’s work and then there’s all the other stuff which on paper doesn’t look like much but in my head……soooooooo busy! I’ve had many changes and shifts and revelations in the last couple of months. Firstly, I’ve gotten a new prescription for …

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Nov 02 2012

Life is full of Surprises!

  Am I confused, annoyed or just skeptical? I can’t tell. Lately, when I wake up in the morning, my right brow is sagging.   I look like this.   I stare in the mirror. I survey the rest of my face. I wonder if I have had a stroke in the night.  There has got to …

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Oct 11 2012

My first real mid-life date.

  I went on my first mid life date last night.  I didn’t know I was on one until we got to our destination. My husband is really stepping out of his comfort zone and is surprising me a little every day. Back story:  My husband and I stopped dating about 20 years ago, shortly after my …

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Sep 21 2012

The more things change; some things remain the same.

The mid-life renovation continues; the great renovation of me and my house, all at the same time.  It feels like three steps forward and two steps back;  three steps forward, one step back; two steps  forward, one step back; spin around, slide to the side, change direction and start all over again.  I’m doing a …

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Sep 12 2012

The Imprints in my mind.

The two-year anniversary of “that week” in October is coming up.  I don’t have it marked on my calendar.  Believe me, I’d rather forget that any of it happened.  I don’t search out the memory; after all, there’s no point in dwelling.  Yet the slow changing of the foliage, the hints of red and gold, …

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Sep 07 2012

Mid life renovation- gutted!

Did you ever notice how a person’s home reflects their inner world? It might be filled with stuff, things you just can’t get rid of.  Things you hang onto, maybe from even your childhood.  Some of the things hold the fondest of memories. Some of the things, you have no reasonable explanation for keeping, other …

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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 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 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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