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Keep Swimming

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As Dory said in Finding Nemo:

Dory:”Hey Mr. Grumpy Gills… When life gets you down do you wanna know what you gotta do?” Marlin:”I don’t wanna know what you gotta do.” Dory:”Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim.” Marlin:”Dory

I am totally swimming. The funk feeling is gone, I’m making progress in life in general.  I have my old house on the market, the tenant that was taking advantage of me is on the way out and I have a bit of control in my own destiny. Sure life isn’t all roses but I believe your attitude and how you let things effect you is the major part of life.

I’ve taken down my on line dating profile. I’m not looking.. what I though was going to be a summer of random one dates.. couple free dinners, meeting new people has actually turned into a relationship. I don’t doubt this cause I can tell he feels the same way. I’m 45, there are not enough hours in the day to be fake or phoney or play games. I get to be 100% me and I love it.  I feel like Sally Field.. “YOU LIKE ME YOU REALLY LIKE ME”.

My marriage was a farce at times, he didn’t like me, he liked who he thought I was or would become and I had to change some of my reactions and happiness, the whole thing was stupid. No, not the whole marriage, not everything.. it’s just that I had a nice friend, not a husband. I’m so glad that is almost totally behind me.

Now we’re totally in the getting to know you stage.. physically, emotionally, socially.. and he hasn’t run scared so I think that I’m doing OK.

Mom and Dad are still day to day.. no real change, but I am trying to not allow my mother’s manipulative ways effect me as much and am doing what I need to do but taking care of myself.  Is there more I could be doing? Hell Yeah.. I could be eating better, exercise, being more committed in quitting smoking (again).. but right now, I’m not giving myself a guilt trip. I am doing what I need to for my parents, going to work, and I’m going….. Where? I don’t know, but I do feel I’m on my way.

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The ABC Meme..

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No one tagged me, so I won’t tag anyone. I stole it 🙂

I was all prepared for a post on beating children..you know in school..but I’ll save it for another day. I’m feeling all mopey today, it’s raining… so I thought I better liven things up.

A. Attached or single? Attached to a husband, puppy, 2 cats, and 2 old people.

B. Best friend? J … most days… sometimes Jack the dog…or Drew..but usually J 🙂


C. Cake or pie? Chocolate Cake


D. Day of choice? Usually Friday. I don’t usually mind work..and then I can stay up late…but I do like Saturdays too… and during regular TV season I LUV Tuesday.


E. Essential item? Toothbrush. I could not LIVE w/ out a toothbrush.


F. Favorite color? I hate this question because it really changes. Right now I’m into brown.


G. Gummy bears or worms? FISH…Swedish Fish. How did they get their name?


H. Hometown? ‘STL.. please never say The Lou. I HATE that. If you ask my dad he’ll tell you “Dago Hill Missouri” (he can do that cuz he’s Italian)


I. Indulgence?  Shoes and Purses…and eating out.


J. January or July? January  cuz TV is better.. What??


K. Kids? A husband, stepson, 2 cats and a dog. Yeah, I got kids.


L. Life isn’t complete without? J, a book, computer and tv.


M. Marriage date? 12/11


N. Number of brothers & sisters? none although biologically I KNOW I have one half something that is older than me. Maybe someday I’ll know.


O. Oranges or apples? Apples….especially dipped in carmel and rolled in nuts


P. Phobias? Car accidents and bridges…usually falling off a bridge while in a car..

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Q. Quotes? Some of the BEST quotes are in Winnie the Pooh.

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.
Eeyore was saying to himself, “This writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it.”

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.


R. Reasons to smile? Sun, laughter, no worries.
S. Season of choice? Fall. Warm enough to wear jeans and short sleeves. I LOVE the colors.


T. Tag seven peeps! Nope…


U. Unknown fact about me? I don’t know what I have and haven’t told you. Hmmm. My confirmation name is Elizabeth.
V. Vegetable? Mashed potatoes


W. Worst habits? Procrastination and laziness… oooo that is 2.


X. X-ray or ultrasound? 94857 xrays on my mouth and ankles and wrist.. ultra sound on my intestines


Y. Your favorite food? That changes ALL the time. Right now I would say meat. (maybe cuz I had bbq last night). Brisket or pulled pork.. ymmmm


Z. Zodiac sign? Scorpio… .I am 100% Scorpio too.