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Margaret
Interests: running, tennis, microbrews, traveling, reading mysteries, espresso, walking
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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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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.
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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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 7 days ago 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 7 days ago 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 7 days ago on Hello from Poughkeepsie at Stargazer
No shower, but I did wear the tennis shoes. Poughkeepsie is about a two hour car ride from the Newark airport. Bad traffic though.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2018 on Panicking in Puyallup at Stargazer
I hear it a lot from friends, and I thought the same thing. But the desire for connection and company is quite powerful.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2018 on Panicking in Puyallup at Stargazer
Yes, we do! Its a mixed blessing but Ive seen so many places because of that.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2018 on Panicking in Puyallup at Stargazer
Im not sure that it will ever be clear, but thats life.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2018 on Panicking in Puyallup at Stargazer
It has been wonderful!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2018 on Panicking in Puyallup at Stargazer
Oh, we made a lot of fun of her for the selfie stick. Wendy is an electrical engineer, and she loves gadgets. Gail and I, not so much. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2018 on Panicking in Puyallup at Stargazer
Puyallup Packing Pro--I love that! And yes, I certainly have packed for a variety of trips on various continents and in different weather conditions. I SHOULD be a pro. Im not getting any hopes up at all, but a guy named John sounds pretty nice. He says he wants to get together when I get back from my trip, and sounds normal. Hell probably disappear though. You see how distrustful I am! Unfortunately, hes another retired Boeing guy with two daughters(older though) with white hair and a beard.
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2018 on Panicking in Puyallup at Stargazer
You and I think alike! I've decided on the tennis shoes and one of the two (hooded) jackets that I'll be taking. (also a sweatshirt in case the evenings are cool) I'm traveling heavier than I normally do because of the awful humidity. I'll need several changes of clothing!!
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2018 on Panicking in Puyallup at Stargazer
Yes, because everyone needs a coffee attack to start out the day! HAHA
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2018 on What you need to know at Stargazer
I read that too, and it was pretty good. I too figured out the major twist early on. And was suspicious of the killer from the beginning. Something not quite right about the person.
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2018 on Angry Lady at Kingfisher Cove
I don't have much hardwood, but I share a tiny bit of your pain.My nemesis was those tiny ants, but I paid the money for an exterminator and they haven't been back. I don't think there is a similar thing for fruit flies though. What a pain in the ass!!What did you read for BC?
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2018 on Angry Lady at Kingfisher Cove