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Simple Girl
New Hampshire
A work in progress.
Interests: Amateur life coach; I am my only client.
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I'm not a watcher of my daily horoscope, but from time to time one seems to find me. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Simple Girl
Twenty children were shot multiple times and killed with a semiautomatic assault-style rifle. We may never understand the motive, but the question you must ask yourself as you represent New Hampshire’s children, is how can we prevent this from happening again? There are nearly 300 million privately owned guns in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Simple Girl
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I am a frequent protestor of magazine headlines that offer promises to “Be Happy Now” and list “Top Ten Ways to Be Happier”. The sources of my irritation are many. For starters, the advice begins with the assumption that you are surely miserable and urges you to be your best... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2012 at Simple Girl
Simple Girl is now following Laurelines
Oct 14, 2012
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Sunday night at 7:00 pm and instinct says I should be parking myself on the couch to watch 60 Minutes. Like Elaine Benes of Seinfeld “I need to unwind” and am a creature of habit. But what is there to unwind from here in Vermont? I am, after all, wrapping... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at Simple Girl
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Helen Gurley Brown published Sex and the Single Girl in 1962, the year I was born. I haven’t read it and wonder if in 2012 it would be a juicy retro delight or a tired cliché? I have, however, like most women, thumbed through my share Cosmo magazines. There is,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Simple Girl
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Just about two years ago, I and shared a draft of my mid-life crisis plan. That’s right, a plan – a path laid out to prepare for mid-life and the emotional bumpy road of not having had the aforementioned plan in place. More to the point, the plan has has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at Simple Girl
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I don’t remember the moment it stopped, but I think about it every time it no longer happens. What seems like not so very long ago I almost always heard this in reply to the stated ages of my children: “No way … you must have had them when you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at Simple Girl
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Yes, I turned 50 on Friday. Spent it in Vermont, on my mountain bike, with my 27 year-old son. No, I haven't been blogging, tweeting, or sharing much. I am instead living an incredibly gratifying life in the here and now. Keeping it simple! Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2012 at Simple Girl
We've seen all of her movies -- somea dozen times or more. Men quote Caddy Shack, women quote "When Harry Met Sally." Herewith, my favorite Ephronisms: "I don't think any day is worth living without thinking about what you're going to eat next at all times." “I don't want to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2012 at Simple Girl
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We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty. ~Marcus Fabius Quintilian Yah, no I don’t know who Marcus Fabius Quintilian is either, but apparently he came up with this nugget over 1,900 years ago. So you can see his wisdom has stood the test of time – much like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2012 at Simple Girl
Simple Girl is now following Linda Frost
Jun 26, 2012
Simple Girl is now following Heather Bullard
Jun 26, 2012
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There is the physical manifestation of constipation which, thank goodness, Jamie Lee Curtis is working to eradicate! And there is mental constipation – manifesting in my inability to summon even just 140 characters of cleverness. I have been suffering both. The hours of sitting – whether on the throne or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at Simple Girl
Simple Girl is now following positively present
Jun 10, 2012
Simple Girl is now following GretchenRubin
Jun 10, 2012
Simple Girl is now following Jen
Jun 8, 2012
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The opening shots have been fired. I await a second counter offer (fingers crossed) from the seller. Anxious, nervous, excited, scared, giddy .. feeling all of this and more. But how would I feel if I were doing nothing? Not pursuing my dream, but just dreaming .... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2012 at Simple Girl
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Why is it always so that the things you wish for come to you when the timing couldn’t be worse? The woman who tried for years to have a baby finalizes an adoption and then learns she is pregnant with twins. You meet the man of your dreams and then... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2012 at Simple Girl
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Yes, I am pushing my bike in this photo; and, I have no shame about it. I’m a few weeks short of 50 years old and ON the mountain bike…..er… well, next to it in this case. But, I’m out there. And that’s my point. While on the trail this... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2012 at Simple Girl
Fear of heights, fear of spiders: common, understandable, have some kind of word that ends in -aphobia associated with them. Fear of commitment, fear of letting go, fear of trust: common, understandable, frequent topics on The View, Sex and the City (are we still referencing that show?) and the girlblogs... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2012 at Simple Girl
Simple Girl is now following Be Bold
May 15, 2012
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But there are no words to describe how much I love my kids. They are grown now (25 &27), and we are still connected in heart and spirit. It is the most fulfilling of all life's experiences to see the lessons you've taught them appreciated and reflecting back at you.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at Simple Girl
My first attempt to post from mobile. I think the sideways photo of ESB suits the story, dont you?
Toggle Commented May 12, 2012 on What are you wearing? at Simple Girl
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Once again, location proves to be the deal breaker. In New York City the past couple of days and so glad now to be home, at the riverside, listening to the gulls, with only one other person in my proximity (using the word person loosely, as I mean Kitty). I... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at Simple Girl