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User Topic: FF's Fall Update Year 5
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Default  Posted: 7:25 PM, September 26th (Thursday)

It has been a decadent summer. Much sangria consumed, but also many miles ridden, so I''m thinking that cancels out a few of the pounds I've put back on since the oral surgery in April.

I'm using up my last week of vacation, still in staycation mode. Some of the cash I didn't spend on renting a car and stuff is going towards stimulating the local economy.

The weather is still patio-worthy, and the last three days I've been on two of the best in town, with appies and pomegranate prosecco and white grape Cosmos and other pink drinks.

Had a wonderful garlicky evening with friends at a great tapas bar.

Been goofing off bigtime in the evenings with Netflix and more wine.

Handed in my cable box yesterday so now I can justify ordering the new season of Nashville on ITunes.

Got a ticket for John Cleese in mid October. I like to see at least one good comedian and one great rock show a year.

Supposed to start raining tomorrow, so I told myself that this week was patio party time since we don't know when it will come around again....

Back to the books.

Year 5 is turning out quite OK. I'm not dating and have no plans to. Just living life and trying to extract maximum enjoyment.

As my mum always used to say... "There'll be days when we're dead."

Some friends have been on the vacay of a lifetime, posting pics from Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Granada, etc. that are inspiring me for the next trip across the pond. Maybe in a couple of years. It's nice to dream....

[This message edited by FaithFool at 7:44 PM, September 26th (Thursday)]

DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
Celebrating 60 years on Earth

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Default  Posted: 8:00 PM, September 26th (Thursday)

Great post. I love your lifestyle.

You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister. -George Costanza
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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, September 26th (Thursday)

:) You've had a great year! Can't wait for year 6 update!

Me: BW, divorced, now fabulous and happy!

Married: 11 years, no kids

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. -Michelangelo

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Default  Posted: 8:21 PM, September 26th (Thursday)

What a great update from someone with a great attitude.
Wish we could share some sangria!

DDay 11/17/2010 BW:52

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Default  Posted: 9:00 PM, September 26th (Thursday)

I know that someday we will share drinks and appies

I'm so glad life is good.

I promise to surround myself with amazing souls and love them fiercely.

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Default  Posted: 10:16 PM, September 26th (Thursday)

Love, love, love Sangria and wish I could have 10./. of your attitude tonight. Going home now to snuggle with the kitten and to remember all the strong men and women on this site.

Temporarily independent with the whole world at my feet.

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Default  Posted: 11:43 PM, September 26th (Thursday)

Great post FF

Reminds us all that life is what you make it

Me: BW-43
Him: XWH-43
Together 9 yrs
DDays: 1/10/2011
Status: Divorced 4/27/11

Above all, be the heroine, not the victim. - Nora Ephron

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling

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Default  Posted: 8:36 AM, September 27th (Friday)

Great update - sounds delightful!


Even if you can't control the world around you, you are still the master of your own soul.

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Default  Posted: 11:27 AM, September 27th (Friday)

The contentment factor relative to five years ago is pretty amazing.

When you're in the thick of it you never think you'll get there, but it just kind of creeps in over time.

I feel very lucky to have it now.

[This message edited by FaithFool at 11:28 AM, September 27th (Friday)]

DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
Celebrating 60 years on Earth

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Default  Posted: 2:46 PM, September 27th (Friday)

Yay you !!!
Peace is a great thing !

It's my life now, my choices, my mistakes to make and my victories to celebrate. His choices made me free of liars and betrayers in my life. I lost my family but gained a second chance to be happy.

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Default  Posted: 9:17 AM, September 28th (Saturday)

OMG, John Cleese! I can hear Prunella Scales's voice in my head--"Basil!"

This above all: to thine ownself be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

Hamlet, Act I, Scene 3

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

All's Well That Ends Well, Act I, Scene 1

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Default  Posted: 1:08 PM, September 28th (Saturday)

bbee, he's camping out here for about three weeks. There are so many Brits here, we have shops with special Brit groceries so you can get your Marmite and marmalade.

DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
Celebrating 60 years on Earth

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Default  Posted: 3:45 PM, September 28th (Saturday)

great post I can feel the calm and contentment radiate from my screen

Me:BW 46, Him:WH 50
two kids DD14 and DS17
Married 26 years
OW 28, crew member (he was the ships captain)
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Default  Posted: 5:48 PM, September 28th (Saturday)

Pouring rain today. Jazz on the radio, cuppa tea and history readings.

Very cozy.

DDay: June 15, 2008
Mistakenly married Mr. Superfreak
20 years of OWs, WTF?
Divorced Dec 26, 2011
Celebrating 60 years on Earth

Posts: 16609 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: Canada
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Default  Posted: 6:38 PM, September 28th (Saturday)

Thank you for the update. I so admire your ability to seek out personal peace and relish it!

There is life on the other side of hell.

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Default  Posted: 9:57 PM, September 28th (Saturday)

Original WS D-Day July 10, 2008. Kept lying, he is gone.
New WS (2 EA's, no PA) 12-3-13
If you don't like where you are, then change it. You are not a tree.

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Default  Posted: 12:56 AM, September 29th (Sunday)

This is completely awesome, FF. It sure made me smile!

Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light. ~ Yogi Bhajan

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