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Surreal Housewife – Latest Posts

Finally, a plan

I’m not sure what the shelf life is for “What are you doing with all your free time now that the kids are gone?” but I’m still hearing it on a regular basis, and we’re entering year two. That’s the second year of a clean, fresh-smelling, private space, I mean, lonely, desolate nest. Some people ask delicately, with a smile and a tilt of the head, which begs my tender response, “Missing them.” Sniff.  Others ask with a twinkle in their eye, to which I respond, “doing it with the door open.” The … [Read More...]

Home Alone

Here we are, just past the half-year mark without any referees, wardens, or ADHD pushers, a.k.a., children, underfoot. For 13 years we all lived under the same roof, and that was plenty, I mean, perfect. I’m exhausted just thinking about it. No more questions, please. The important thing is that we’re here. Alone. We’re alive and able to tell the story of how this 2/3 of a Brady Bunch beat the odds. See, odds are that over 70% of second marriages end in divorce. That’s a fact. And the divorce … [Read More...]

Helping, not helping

New patient paperwork. The very idea of it gives me a tummy ache that I probably should see a specialist for. How is it in this day and age we don’t all have a secret little online portal where we simply sign a paper, one little bitty signature line, giving our doctors, doulas, psychics, shamans, waiters, etc., full access to whatever they need? I have jumped through the necessary hoops and registered online so that I can see my test results, list of current medications and complete health … [Read More...]

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