Transitions

I am reaching a definite point of transition in my life. My children (twins) are 18, seniors in high school. They are elbow deep into college applications, and the excitement on their faces radiates as they inch closer to completing the K-12 marathon. I can tell they are itching to sprint to the end, grab that diploma, and strike out on their next adventure as young adults. And I share that excitement....more

The Beginning of NaBloPoMo

It's November 1st. November 1st?!?! November!!! Where did the year go? I remember this time last year looking forward to 2014, thinking it would be "the year".  ...more

What NOT to take for granted...

when life gives you lemons...Things that give you peace of mind.When your children are loved, and safe during the times you are not around.Watching your littles make friends and be loved by people other than yourself.Arriving safely after travel.True blue friends that you can laugh and cry with.Ability to be totally honest, about everything with a friend who doesn't judge you or gossip about you....more

What do I want to be?

We have a lot of firsts in our lives...Tomorrow will be my first official day as a SAHW (stay at home wife).  It should have started earlier than this but I agreed to do P/T consulting for the company I had been working for.  ...more
you are so lucky, I would try the community theater. that would be so much fun.more

Face-to-Face with My Empty Nest Life

I am at last face-to-face with my empty nest life, even if I am still in denial. Today, my first day with an empty house, I want to remain tucked within my sheets, indulging in a flood of salty tears that have already soaked through and stained my pillow. I have no desire to open my eyes and indulge them to a surrounding wall of obvious sunshine and warmth outside.My heart is breaking! And this is only my first day....more
Linda Anselmi And it is very lovely to see you here, too, Linda! I'd like to say that I am back, ...more

MAURICE!

I have very few friends "my age". I do not know why or how this happens....but it is true.I attended a cancer benefit last night with two of my girlfriends with the intent of meeting a group of blended couples and others that would be there. It was lovely.The band that was hosting is a favorite, notorious for playing 90's hip-hop.....which, when you are 44, was the stuff you cherish as "your jam"; the anthems of your youth and dancing fun days....more

Homestyle Chicken & Gravy

 Yesterday was one of those days that I needed to seek out comfort…...more

Life Changes?

Well these past few months have been interesting. I'm making more changes, when it comes to my future and being able to get the heck out of this city. I'm grateful for much of what it has given me, but if I stay here, I will shrivel up and die....more

I'm the author of my life

Originally published here: http://reticulatedwriter.blogspot.com/2013/09/reticula-wrote-blog-post.html...more

Part 2 Reuniting With My Sister

Ariana is Still Growing...more