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January 21st, 2020

A Year on the Road

As this article publishes, my home is probably empty or nearly empty. Today is the day that the movers come and take everything to storage.


Yes, you read that correctly. In 2019 my husband and I were supposed to determine where we wanted to live in the coming years. Although New Hampshire has been a wonderful home for us, we decided it was time for us to live somewhere new. The reasons for this are multiple. First, we are empty nesters. None

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January 7th, 2020

Christmas Reflections

Christmas may be my favorite holiday. What I love about it is all of the excitement and joy the season can bring. However, as an empty nester, I have wondered how the holiday season would be.

This is a topic my husband and I discussed in December. Is Christmas as joyful when you don't have young children anymore? We haven't had young children in quite some time, but as all of ours are basically on their own now, we pondered Christmas with adult children.

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December 19th, 2019

Merry Christmas, Dan

Excuse the late 80s hair, please


“Because I miss you most at Christmastime,” sang Mariah Carey.

I’m sure you’d love the fact that I’m starting a letter to you with a song from Mariah Carey. I can hear your laugh and see you roll your eyes. Maybe that makes it a little easier to write.

This is the fourth Christmas we’ll celebrate without you, but it’s the first Christmas letter I’ve written to you. In 2016 I added an event

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December 10th, 2019

Yes, I’ll Take the Wine List

Before we get to the wine list part of this post, I'm going to start with a few fun facts. When I am working on an article, I do my writing on one day, and I do my editing a day or two later. That time away from my writing allows me to edit better. It also gives me time to reflect on what I've written.

So, when I wrote this article last week, I took a non-confrontational approach. I shared my thoughts on being a

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November 25th, 2019

Thank You for Being My Friend

It's Thanksgiving week, so what should my personal blog be about besides gratitude? I know this isn't a unique topic. I'm sure almost everyone with a blog or social media outlet will opine about being thankful this week. However, I don't write this blog for metrics; I write it as an outlet for my thoughts and feelings. It just so happens that an event from last week made me reflect on gratitude.

Last Tuesday I received a text from a very dear friend, who's really more

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November 11th, 2019

Give Yourself a Push

If you know me well, you know that working out is central to my being. Monday through Saturday you'll find me at the gym in the morning. If travel or work interferes with this, it's certain that I'll do that workout in the evening or add one on Sunday morning. Working out keeps me centered, makes me feel good in general.

As I mentioned a while ago, I also try to attend yoga once a week. There's a 5:30 pm class at my local YMCA, which fits

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