sliding into happy every after

smell the flowers

What a difference a few months make.

We have been graced with a Grandson, Petit Garcon, a brother to Petite Fille, who is now 4 years of age. Our second granddaughter, Peppercorn, is about to celebrate her second birthday. I know it sounds corny, but they have changed our lives in wonderful ways we never imagined. A little ego boost to have someone call your name with delight whenever they see you, too! Unconditional love is priceless. Well, unconditional love as long as there is the possibility of a little surprise in Grandma’s bag!

Ending the year as semi-retired, with no plans for full time work in my foreseeable future. I have had some health issues, body and mind, and now I am need time to recover my health and to mend. Maybe, next year I will do some cover teaching, just day cover, not contract work, but my primary plan is to slow down, smell the eucalyptus and spend more time with our family.

When I started writing my blog, originally on Vox, I was approaching fifty, and our three children were still living at home. Now I am approaching sixty in 2018, with two married daughters, and three grandchildren. I changed careers, moved from the city to the country, and gained Augie Dog after a life of cats. Amazing where the journey of 10 years takes us…


9 thoughts on “sliding into happy every after

  1. Have I really been following your blog for that long? I’ve tried not to reflect too hard on the passage of time, but yes, when I became your “neighbor” on Vox I had a teenaged boy at home and two daughters just starting college. Now, I have no children at home but two grandkids in New York. They do change you: you have all the fun of having small children, but at the end of the day you can hand them back to their parents and relax. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m glad you now have the opportunity to step back and spend more time doing the things you love. Here’s to many more blog posts!

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  2. Slowing down, smelling the eucalyptus, hugs and spending time with family sounds like a wonderful way to end the year. And to start a new one. Warmest wishes and much love to you. Happy blogging ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ

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  3. I am exactly halfway between 50 and 60 and I also started the blog at 50. I have a brighter outlook now than I had then (despite having gone through cancer) and I am excited for the future. Could it be wisdom is setting in?


  4. I am SO happy to see you back again!!

    I accidentally went into semi-retirement. I’m ready to come out of it but Life seems to have other plans.

    I can’t believe Petite Fille is 4!! I’m pretty sure she was just born a couple months ago. congrats on Garcon!!


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