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Margaret
Interests: running, tennis, microbrews, traveling, reading mysteries, espresso, walking
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He's growing up so fast! They are a beautiful family and I know you'll love seeing them in a few weeks. That is the second time for me with the cauliflower dish; I was sure I must have imagined how delicious it was. In fact, it was even MORE amazing than I remembered! It's always wonderful to spend time with girlfriends and catch up on those unbloggable things. ;) Let's meet at that restaurant again!!
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on Highlights at Kingfisher Cove
It is unbelievably fucked up, and I rarely use profanity on social media. It makes me want to move far, far away.
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2018 on DEFCON 1 at Kingfisher Cove
Thank you! Ashley and I both felt great in our dresses, and they twirled around when we danced, which was great fun. :) I love the Strike books, although I wasn't as impressed with the first one as I was the last two. I'm at 23% on the latest one and am enjoying it very much!
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2018 on The Big Event(s)-Part Two at Stargazer
Nope, I wouldn't invite anyone to a marriage. That's for the two people getting married at the wedding. :)
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2018 on The Big Event-Part One at Stargazer
When the official photos come in, I will bore ALL of you with them, probably in Parts 2, 3, etc. :) I've always told everyone who will listen that it's not about the wedding, it's about the marriage. That said, it's wonderful to start out on such a high note! Thanks again for your wise words. I have people who are printing them out to study them. We can all relate to the train and car crash analogies.
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2018 on The Big Event-Part One at Stargazer
How wonderful to have the paved driveway--now I can drive down it!! I'm with Helen on hoping that Bailey is doing well, and your eye too.
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2018 on Over the Moon! at Kingfisher Cove
Thank you for your excellent and wise comment. Your words about why I'm having such trouble with this are spot on. From what I was seeing this past year, the relationship was long term; I wasn't having any doubts of that, in spite of bumps in the road. I was open, loving, and trusting and got completely blindsided. I've always considered myself a decent judge of character, so this has made me doubt myself and my own view of reality and people. These events happen to everyone and I guess I'm lucky(?) that I made it to 61 before getting hurtfully dumped by someone I cared about.
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2018 on Pre-wedding at Stargazer
He is not only a beautiful boy, but also has such a joie de vivre! It looks like he had a very happy birthday!
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2018 on Birthday Boy!! at Kingfisher Cove
And yes, I do HATE Trump. More than I've ever hated anyone.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2018 on Friends! at Kingfisher Cove
I loved our girl time! Aren't we fortunate to have so many close female friends? You (and they) have been a lifesaver in those tough times of life, and even when things have been going well, it's so much fun to gab, eat and drink. :)
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2018 on Friends! at Kingfisher Cove
The deck looks beautiful! It sounds like I need to make a trip down there in September to see all these goodies. :) When do you go to San Diego? Do you remember how exciting it was when our babies took their first steps, then how terrifying? Give Helen my best!
Toggle Commented Aug 27, 2018 on Progress! at Kingfisher Cove
I'm very relieved about Wylie; I didn't want to ask you about her...I am hating this smoke and the lack of exercise I'm getting because of it. Yuck. Quinn is such a doll. I bet you're excited to see him soon!
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2018 on Smoke Storm! (And Other Stuff) at Kingfisher Cove
Im trying not to expect too much. Im really not ready for a relationship anyway. I just want to have fun! Obviously, Im not good at letting go of things either; its partly why I write this blog! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2018 on Tired at Stargazer
Ive left Mari at my parents before, but this is unprecedented. I think shell be OK once I get her home. Kind of hurts my feelings though. I hope you dont think Ive been too nice in my email. I know hes been a jerk about this situation-acting like a 13 year old instead of 63 year old, but I still care about him. Hes still a friend, and Im very loyal.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2018 on Tired at Stargazer
I dont enjoy the awkwardness of first dates, but they cant be avoided! :) Im hoping that it will be fun and reasonably comfortable. I will let you know over coffee soon! Vassar was certainly a beautiful place.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2018 on From sea to shining sea at Stargazer
Yes, it is a word and I agree. I still love and miss Henry, but it has become increasingly obvious that he wasnt as much into the relationship as I was. Even though he seemed to be. It makes me very sad.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2018 on From sea to shining sea at Stargazer
Its gorgeous there, and I am already trying to figure out when to return. I dont enjoy the 5+ flight, but Ive always enjoyed traveling and adventures in new places. John is a liberal, so Im assuming he was part of the union at Boeing. I wont date any conservatives, no way! I really like him so far, although there may be no magic when we meet in person. Well see!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2018 on From sea to shining sea at Stargazer
Im thinking of it as an opportunity to get out, meet someone new, have a beer and conversation and hopefully enjoy it!He does seem like a very nice guy, but there may be no attraction or connection. With Henry, it was immediate and look how that turned out! :( I had such a fabulous time in NY with the kids that I cant even adequately describe it. Im ready to go back, although winter trips will be tricky. Ill probably have to fly into JFK, take public transportation or a taxi to Grand Central Station, then the North Train to Poughkeepsie. I dont want the kids driving that far in inclement weather.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2018 on From sea to shining sea at Stargazer
Im hoping to make it back in the fall because the trees will probably be spectacular. We have mainly evergreens in Washington. Im feeling very out of practice in my dating, so well see.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2018 on From sea to shining sea at Stargazer
Im just hoping for a good conversation and a fun date. At this point, my heart is too bruised to want to jump back into a relationship. Maybe eventually. Thank you for being excited for me! xoxo
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2018 on From sea to shining sea at Stargazer
Thanks! It was one of the best birthdays ever. I loved being in a new environment with my beloved daughters. There is lots to explore in that area.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2018 on From sea to shining sea at Stargazer
The thing is that I have to figure out how to write Chapter 2 (or 3) and that involves tough decisions. I remind myself that everyone has these same issues or more serious ones. Relationships, health, money, work...theyre never easy. Thankfully, I have my incredible family and the best friends in the world. (of which you are one!)
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2018 on From sea to shining sea at Stargazer
It's been incredibly muggy. Yesterday there was a downpour with loud thunder--luckily we were carrying umbrellas! Today has been much nicer, although still humid and 90. It was terrible and heart wrenching to send the email; it felt very final, which it is. :( I still can't believe that it's happened when things had been so good this spring. However, the normal, nice guy from Match (John) contacted me again; he met the woman that he had committed to a date with, and they knew right away that they didn't have much in common. He hoped that I understood his situation, and was also hoping that I would still want to meet with him. So, we're getting together Sunday.Although I'm looking forward to the date, it seems weird after over two years with Henry. I will always miss him and care about him, but I do deserve better treatment.
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2018 on Hello from Poughkeepsie at Stargazer
The food and dessert were incredible, but the service was terrible. I'm still in Poughkeepsie until tomorrow. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2018 on Hello from Poughkeepsie at Stargazer
Henry never did reply to emails very often because they were usually just interesting articles we sent each other. Not answering texts is another issue and one that made me realize that I can't go on like this. I wanted to give him a chance, but after over two years, I think I deserved better than being totally ignored. It makes me so sad to give up on the relationship; it was extremely important to me and I did love him. Unfortunately, his feelings for me were obviously quite different. Love you too, my friend. Your support on-line and in person has been incredible. xoxo
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2018 on Hello from Poughkeepsie at Stargazer