“The Joy” Finding Joy Even in the Pain in September.

The Joy My Joy in September, as seen in my photos. Happy Birthday, Maggie! Off on an adventure… A precious little one on the way.  I can’t wait to hold you:-) Sweet Brodie Music on the lawn. What fun! Hiking with a Meetup Group There was a lot of joy to be found in September.…

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My Thoughts on a Divorce Article-“Divorce Tips We Think Will Help”

For this month, “My Thoughts on a Divorce Article,” I thought I would read “Divorce Tips We Think Will Help” that I found on site called Divorced Girl Smiling. In this article, she lists 17 tips to help you get through a divorce. I will focus on three tips and how they related to my life…

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Monthly Motivation:Layers, Tasting the Good and the Bad.

I have been reading a unique book, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender. I found the premise of the book to be fascinating. The main character in this book has a gift. Her gift is the ability to taste feelings and emotions in the food that someone prepares for her. She can…

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The Journey-Life Lessons From A Territorial Goose

Brodie and I were on our morning walk when we saw a foreboding character in the distance. His head held high not only with confidence but conviction. He would stand his ground, and we knew it. Yes, it was a territorial goose. I have encountered them on many occasions, but this one looked particularly determined.…

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Divorce Diversion-Places-The Cotton House

I have been to the Cotton House in Cary twice.  Once on a food truck night with Erica and Josh and another time with a friend. Their primary focus is beer but luckily for me, they have wine too, happy day. The venue is a historic home built in 1900. There is plenty of seating, both inside and out.…

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Morning Motivation The Highwaymen”One Turn on the Trail”

I was watching a movie called The HighwayMen a couple of weeks ago.  It is a very good movie about 2 Highwaymen on the search of Bonnie and Clyde.  One quote stood out to me in the movie and it contained the words “one turn on the trail”.  As this phrase was used I interpreted…

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Blast From the Past (2014) Thoughts of a Soon to be Divorced Woman..Death of a Family

Since I have entered the world of the soon to be divorced, I have spoken to many women going through the same scenario. Their stories may contain different details, but the theme remains the same. Husband leaves wife unexpectedly and usually with little concern as to how she will get by. Husband’s focus turns to…

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Taking Care of You-Just For Fun-The Grandkiddo’s

What do you do for fun?  For me, one of the highlights in life is spending time with my Maggie and Caleb.  I love to take them on adventures.  It could be anything from visiting a pumpkin patch, a museum, or going to a local playground.  I have just added another experience to the list, there is…

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Morning Motivation-The Path Becomes Straight

I think we all have something in our life that has made our path challenging to navigate. It could be something of our choosing that has gotten us into deep water or something that is done to us such as violence or in my case divorce or just the circumstances of life of which the…

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Divorce Diversion-Hiking The Peninsula Trail in North Carolina

I saw that one of my MeetUp Groups was going on a hike at Harris-Lake Park. I had never been to this park, and I jumped at the chance to join them on the adventure. Quote from AllTrails “Harris Lake Peninsula Trail is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near New Hill, North…

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