Midlife without a summer

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As she sits alone on the bank with fishing rod in hand her mind drifts back to the summer’s spent packing up the pick-up truck and boat for a few days of escape. 

Escape meant the strong man she is a caregiver for now (caregiver-of-a-strong-man) was able to clear his mind of un-shared troubles that life through his way each day. Also she could clear her mind and reorganize the changes she may need to accomplish.  During the two hour drive down to the Escape they would debate over his classic rock and her country music. 

Upon arrival to the cabin; his number one thing to do was make the room cold enough she would need an Eskimo coat to survive the stay.  Although her number one thing to do was to set up the kitchen; her mind raced of ways to get him on the boat tonight before dark. 

Stay tuned to see if she gets them underway and which seat is her favorite.

Music in my life

Music has always been in my life… My earliest memories reach back to about age 6.  The above video really covers just about everything I knew growing up.

Old Country and Old Rock and Roll!!  I can hear Loretta Lynn or Donna Fargo and picture my mom cleaning house…She’s German so the house was always in shape.   If I hear Sandy Posey or Tammy Wynette…I think about mom being mad at dad.

Speaking of dad…Yeah Jonny Cash and Meryl Haggard bring back found memories but Marty Robbin’s song ” My women, My women, My wife” Always sends chills down my spine…that is a song dad would dance with my mom every time they were dancing.

Is Hospitality a thing of the past?

Word of the day posts

 Hospitality

 

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Grandma’s Christmas Fudge

Is Hospitality a thing of the past? I imagine if you are in your midlife years you have wondered this question once or twice.   I can not give precise answers just an opinion based on the younger generations I deal with day to day and year to year.

 

Based on most of them My honest opinion is that they are loosing that part of what other generations have considered Hospitality. I ask again is hospitality a thing of the past?

Do you remember coming to Grandma’s for Christmas and snatching some Christmas Fudge off dessert tables? imag0184Do you remember Sunday Family Dinners with Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn on the cob and of course biscuits? That is hospitality to someone in my generation.  

Today’s younger generation’s say there is no time for home cooking and house cleaning. Life is to fast pace and full of gadgets.  A reminder this is just one person’s opinion but as a Mom and A Grandma…I enjoy my visits better if I feel welcomed and the place is full of warmth and hospitality.

So do you think Hospitality is a thing of the Past?

 

 

 

Life is to short for Meaningless Things



There is an old saying, ” life is to short for________.”   Well this could cover a multitude of things, I would like to express my opinion on four things this woman views as meaningless waste of time. This is OF course just one woman’s view. I apologize right up front if this post offends your point of view. These four things consist of: Gossip, Horoscopes, Reality Shows and the drama of social networking.

Gossip we are warned in the Bible to stay away from people who gossip and guard our words when we speak. Even if you do not believe in or read the Bible these are wise words. Why would you want to spread things you know nothing about; about a neighbor OR worse have someone do the same thing about you. This in my opinion includes gossip magazines…why spend hard earned money to read something about a person you actually know nothing about?

Horoscopes, I personally don’t even read them, again rather your a believer in God or not you and no one else are able to predict the future. Each person has a uniqueness about them and some days the choices you make affect the outcome. Again this is my opinion of meaningless things life is to short to worry over.

Reality Shows, first of all there are too many of these drama filled shows that keeps people on the couch each and every day. Whatever happened to living real life? Playing and laughing with kids and grandchildren. We all complain about taking a vacation from the job or AT least getting home for the weekend then we give our time to other people’s drama.

Last but not least is social networking. How do you use it these days compared to when you first signed up? I used to use it very rarely..actually people use to say I needed to post more. Now I use it for corresponding with blogs and my followers. I have met interesting people over past year through my blog but as soon as swimming and fishing and outdoor activities begin I can go days without even thinking about the drama on social networking. I have a phone and if it’s important it will ring. 

In conclusion these are just one woman’s opinions about meaningless things that life is to short to worry over. Feedback is always welcome, please respect I am an individual with opinions just as I will return the same respect to you.
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Meaningless

Half Century Old

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Imagine cold wintry night, snow is falling outside,the wind is brisk and whistling. Coyotes are howling in the distance. While inside a woman settles down for the night. A comfy chair in front of a roaring fire. As she stares into the roaring fire it comes to her mind, She is about to turn an age people refer to as being a half century oldHalf a century old means she has lived half of her life,wondering  what the other half has in store. 

As she sits and stares into that fire with thoughts of becoming a half century old. He is across the room admiring how she still looks amazing. She has taken care of herself. He does not see the thoughts clouding her mind. In her mind she sees herself as a old women. Old women turn a half century old is the thought clouding her mind. Old women do not get stared at from across the room as she catches his view from the side of her eyes. Is he seeing her thoughts and afraid to approach a women a half century old or is he waiting patiently for her to approach as she has done in the past? The silence lingers in the room warmth by the fire as they retire for the evening.  

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New Life During Midlife; My Internet Branch!

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Internet image…Represents the avid reader behind the posts.  

 

That is what this Blog is ALL about. Adventure in the Midlife Stages.  These adventures include learning to live in a Community after raising the kids in a very seclude rural area. Learning to be self-sufficient while helping my husband with his disability. Also remodeling our cozy condo and MY culinary arts adventure and Fishing. Blogging through Midlife is the Plan.