…and Overnight, Everything Changes!

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…my my my. When last we spoke, you and me, and the other three of you…I was sitting at a bar, lamenting and trying to be hopeful about my future. Missing my son, wishing things had been better the last few years and working on a glass half full attitude (I was failing miserably).


I’d been toying with the idea of moving to a smaller place, but I hate moving so I hadn’t really committed to the idea. A few days after our Saturday chat, I decided, found an apartment community that I liked and started a dialogue with them about availability.


Four days later I got the phone call that would pull me out of my funk ONCE AND FOR ALL.

I’d been interviewing for different positions for several months, and I’d been passed up for several positions, but one in particular had passed me by and I was, unquestionably, saddened by it. I had even gone so far as to let it knock me down a rung on my self esteem ladder (as if I have time to work on getting back up there..sheesh).

Then I get a call from the recruiter for that position. Evidently another position opened up and the company wanted to, and did, extend me an offer! This is in a field I’ve never worked in, only dabbled, and with a very large reputable worldwide company.


I’m looking at my life taking a complete 180 turn within the next two weeks and COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED! Faith in positivity restored, my optimism is replenished and I look forward to all the interesting things that will be happening subsequently. For the first time in my life, being a new empty nester, I will move into my first one bedroom apartment completely alone.


#newjob #lifechanges #changeisconstant


Sitting At A Bar

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Typical of my age, and relationship situation, it’s Saturday night and I’m… At a bar. Watching the Texas Rangers, drinking at my safe bar though..by safe I mean, I have low pig tails, a hat on and no makeup. Even if I were to get hit on here, I wouldn’t go anywhere with it. I’m glad I have a place like this to relax in, no pretense, no desire to spiff up for the people that come in here.

Most people my age are raising kids and doing parental stuff on the weekends. I’m past that now, my son has moved on to another part of his life, though I do hope he comes home once more, I wasn’t ready. Not by a long shot. I know he is though, so I’m not pushing.

The next several years will be transformational for me.. And I’m finally getting excited about that.

When you are at the point where your kiddos are grown and gone, what are your plans?

#emptynest #barstool #SaturdayNight #Rangersbaseball


Just Me and You

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When I first saw you
I couldn’t believe my eyes
And that you were mine
One of our first hard times
And we both made it!

Your nose is like mine
Eyes round and big
I’d never suspected
I’d have such a cute kid
With crazy quick wit

Thoughtful and sweet
Kind to all you meet
Years and years we
Were two musketeers
Just us, against the world.

Now you’re grown and it’s you
I can’t tell you everything
What good would that do
Of course, I miss you
But I’ve never been more proud.

Set your path young man
Enjoy as much as you can
Learn from others, more than I did
And never forget, you’re always my kid.