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.”
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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...]
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...]