Monday, December 7, 2015

miscellaneous thoughts

Wow, I've had so many things rolling through this brain of mine that I can't sort them out enough to make sense of it all.  This election stuff just makes me a ranting crazy woman.  I can't believe the stupidity and gullibility of the American people.  It frustrates me to no end.

Yesterday my daughters turned 45 years of age.  That blows my mind.  I guess they will forever be younger in my mind but I think it is because they never had children.  There is no one younger for comparison.  I am not allowing myself to think about how hold that makes me. 

Yesterday was a hard day for Jamie.  The divorce has knocked the wind our of her sails.  She was depressed and broke down a few times and as a mother I just want to fix it for her and I can't.  I just have to love her through it.

She has gone on a few dates and that has put me back to when they were in college.  I told her that she doesn't have to tell me anything about her private life but that as a single woman now she should have a confidant that she can let know when she is going out and where and with whom.  Also to notify when she is safely back home.  That doesn't have to be me by any means but just someone.  With the internet dating it is especially important to be as safety conscious as possible.  So far she has been very responsible about it and her dates have been with people she has been introduced to by friends.  But I'm aware that there are all sorts of internet sites for meeting people and it is probably just a matter of time..........

I've finished all my shopping and wrapped all my gifts so now I can enjoy baking and cooking.  I'm on a roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did I mention how much I LOVE RETIREMENT? 


Olga Hebert said...

The internet can be quite scary. I got a completely out of the blue marriage proposal the other day! There must be some real lonely people out there and some real predators for sure.

Florence said...

I am just appalled at the Republican potential nominees. Unbelievable that this is the best they can come up with! OTOH, Go Bernie!!

I am so sorry that your daughter (and you) are going through this. After my daughter's devastating divorce, she lived with us for about a year. Slowly, she was able to rebuild her confidence and put her life back together. She is married to a wonderful man now and while it was a dreadful experience to go through, she is infinitely better off now. I hope your daughter comes through this stronger and finds a good life on the other side.