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(Re)Tired Ramblings #1

It’s been almost two months since my official retirement date and I finally started on my retirement checklist, per my post Tattoos, Baldness, and PJ Pants. Decided to modify the “baldness” a little bit and went with super short vice baby-butt bald. I like it! I also submitted my tattoo idea to a local tattooContinue reading “(Re)Tired Ramblings #1”

Forever 10 at 24

Goneand I wish I could forgetTo see your spark in my kidsslowly chips away my soulDid you know?Were you scared?I heard you on the phoneI am the last one alive who heard your voiceWhat did you say?What could I have said?I don’t want to imagine you as an adultit just reminds me that you neverContinue reading “Forever 10 at 24”

Mom, when you Die…

I spent some time thinking my youngest was a super morbid kid. As she’s gotten older I’ve realized she is just super curious and occasionally fixates on specific topics. Death just happens to be one of those topics. She’s an opportunist though, so the conversations usually go something like this. “Mom, when you die I’mContinue reading “Mom, when you Die…”

Therapy Again…

Just finished up my intake at the Syracuse VA so I can start working through trauma in the PTSD Clinic. Some days I just want the shit in my head to go away. It’s so weird thinking that I’ve been stuck in a similar mental state for 13 years. There’s a chance I’ll be 75Continue reading “Therapy Again…”

Oki the Pup

We got a puppy! I’ve promised Emma we could get a dog since she could talk, but we had to wait until we settled somewhere. Full disclosure, I am not an animal person. I’ve never wanted a pet. I’ve never been super fond of other people’s pets. That is, until I met my sister’s dog,Continue reading “Oki the Pup”

I’m Back!

Took a nice three month hiatus, but I am ready to start writing again! Just not today… Love others. Love self. Love coffee. #coffeewithasideofcowbell #falconfamilyadventures #homeschoolmom #retireelife #itscold

Isaac Gluten

This kid cracks me up 😂 Love others. Love self. Love coffee. #coffeewithasideofcowbell #coffeeandcowbell #isaacgluten #funnykids

Medical Retirement Confirmed

FINALLY got my ratings back from the medical board—I will indeed be medically retired. Amazingly, they rated me higher than I was expecting, which means I’ll be making significantly more money monthly which is huge because we had estimated our family income dropping 60%, but it’ll only drop 40% (at least for the next fewContinue reading “Medical Retirement Confirmed”

Words I Loathe #1: Deserve

Everyone has a few words they can’t stand. “Moist” and “panties” rank high on my list. Ew. Thankfully my oldest knows this, so she uses them often. Yippee. One keeps coming up that bothers me a ton. It’s not the sound of the word, like the two above, but the meaning or perceived meaning. DeserveContinue reading “Words I Loathe #1: Deserve”

I am a Homeowner!!

That house I talked about in Playing Adult outside of Ithaca, NY…it’s ours as of yesterday 😃 I am so excited! So many ideas and plans, and there is so much room inside and outside! I’ve lived in 21ish houses, one ship, and multiple long-term hotels over my 32 years (I get a different countContinue reading “I am a Homeowner!!”

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