Married to the love of my life for 38 years. Love my 3 great adult kids, my 2 wonderful sons-in-law, and our now 4! lively grandchildren. Not currently employed. Not exactly looking either, as Covid had me cautious and family responsibilities have needed my attention lately. Another attention grabber is that we are finally building our dream home/vacation property/retirement home. I will never build another house from scratch again! 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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Thankful

November 28, 2022
Big big news in my house!  Our son-ruining-our-empty-nest-for-the-second-time has landed a night-shift job with potential!  He is working a temporary seasonal job at a distribution warehouse for a prominent grocery store corporation where he reads requestions from individual retail stores, and fi...
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Recent Entries

  • First World Problem Entry
    October 6, 2022
    Hubby has correctly noticed the funk I am in.  I finally explained it tonight that I just want my House (dream house in the Texas hill country for retirement and vacations before that - super delayed due to all of the reasons) to be done, and I want my Son (intelligent, talented, qualified, milit...
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  • Mac’s Passing (my father-in-law)
    August 24, 2022
    We attended the military ceremony at the DFW National Cemetery as the final goodbye for my father-in-law yesterday. I got online last night just to spill some of my thoughts, but that first line made me unsure which image I will put up in a bit.  Because he was so much more than just his…
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  • Comments I would like to say on Facebook
    June 29, 2022
    but I won’t, because I don’t want to ruin my Facebook venue of lovely vacation and grandkid photos: I can see me keeping this post open for future comments... “The Supreme Court is actively delegitimizing itself.” - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (on Cobert 6/28) Abbott blamed the tragic unholy deaths ...
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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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  • maybe?
    February 21, 2022
    Hubby and I dealing with a serious failure-to-launch situation with our wonderful, talented, intelligent, educated, experienced, diligent son. He was just shy of a degree from Tulsa University in Chemical Engineering 12 years ago.  He disrupted our "empty nest" back then for 2 years until he join...
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  • The Very Wonderful Hurricane of my Eldest Daughter just swept over my house!
    February 14, 2022
    Even as I want to type, I say to myself "deep breaths, deep breaths." My daughter announced that she wanted to bring her family (my 3 grandkids included) to visit this past weekend as they had a school break.  Unexpected, as we usually visit her at her place.  While saying that she is definitely ...
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  • It would be hard for me to complain
    January 11, 2022
    Yes, stop reading now if you don't want to hear how happy my life is.  I don't blame you.  I wouldn't want to hear this cheerful news either. I just enjoyed the BEST holiday season EVER! It was a pretty normal holiday, but it was contrasted by the year before, when in 2020 I was…
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  • wtf spam eastdigi
    December 22, 2021
    Yeh. Go away.
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  • Happy … unexpected, but yeh that’s me
    December 21, 2021
    Moments lately – sitting on the couch (ok all of my recent moments involve my lazy self sitting on the couch!)  unhem… sitting on the couch watching the evening news while playing a stupid game on my phone … suddenly realizing that I feel “happy”! deciding to host my two favorite holiday parties ...
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