Sitting here on a mountain smack-dab in middle America, I find myself suddenly single and surprisingly (or maybe not), loving my new independence!  Who’d-a thunk.  Right?

Thank goodness I’d built and kept up an online business most of the duration of my 25-year marriage, because now – I’m really going to need that supplemental income.  I do have a ‘regular job’ at a utility company.  Doing 10/4’s works out well for me, having that big chunk of weekend is essential.  And the regular job provides the consistent paycheck and medical insurance.

So I’m good.

A Little bit about myself . . . I’m 59 years old at this moment in time.  I have two grown sons, out on their own and doing well.  My parents live on the west coast, as do my siblings and their families. I ended up with most of the pets after the divorce – two big dogs, one little dog, two inside cats, one outside cat.  I love them all and am very glad they got to stay with me.   I am involved with a community organization, do their website, do graphics and flyers when needed.   I’m in good health, have very few allergies, could maybe lose a few pounds, love to read fiction.  I work out in the yard only when absolutely necessary, and have almost started a garden every year for about 6 years now.  Almost.  I do have iris and daylilies in the front yard that actually bloom – that counts, right?

So there you have it.  Are there others out there like me?  I think yes.  This blog is for you.  For us.


In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.

~Eleanor Roosevelt