Married to the love of my life for 37 years. Love my 3 great adult kids, my 2 wonderful sons-in-law, and our 3 lively grandchildren. Not currently employed. Not exactly looking either, as Covid has me cautious and family responsibilities have needed my attention lately. Last worked at a perfect part-time job for me - editor and writer for a construction industry blog. Very happy to see this re-boot of Open Diary, where I made such fun online friends many years ago. Hubby and I now in the phase where we help our aging parents through their next transitions. Circle of life, it appears. We still are lucky enough to be able to just escape from time to time!

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Revelation

February 23, 2022
First-World-Problem Complaint: After a long day of not getting anything I originally intend to do done today because I was searching online and emailing questions to all of those involved regarding the next choices for our Dream House being built; and after scrambling dinner with Hubby's help at ...
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