Parting is such sweet sorrow

Forty (Photo credit: johnwilliamsphd)

As the untimely end of my latest decade Verano Cemetery, Rome.approaches, I’m left with mournful feelings that nearly break ones heart. This is the last week of the first half of my life, and it saddens me to say goodbye.

Nonetheless, goodbye is necessary as I start a new chapter. With only eight years left of children at home, I’m in dire need of finding something else, besides motherhood, to identify with.

I wonder; is it proper to plan the second half of ones existence? With such a lack of life experience there wasn’t a lot of opportunity to plan the first part. Could midlife allocate such favorable circumstances to go after all that’s desired but unachievable till now? What does that actually mean?

The finality of a bucket list seems morbid and terrifying to me. I do not favor the idea of planning things to do prior to my ultimate demise. Now I supposed I could be writing, “Things to do before I die.” But that’s just not me. Nonetheless, not having goals or nothing to shoot for is far more depressing than writing about death.

English: A 4x4 segment panorama of the Coliseu...As midlife approaches in just a few short days, I’ve come to realize, just like everyone else, there is so much left for me to do. Of course there’s the clichés such as eating and drinking my way through Italy, having a love affair in France, and swim in the ocean with a Great White Shark. Not-to-mention cruises, theme parks, and beaches to explore. These are just a few of the many exciting journeys I’m ready for and can’t wait to write about.

Someday I’ll be blessed with new in-laws and grandchildren as my family grows. So many new things to experience and celebrate in my future.

My Grandmother & I

As I say farewell to my thirties, I open my heart to my new life and give-in to Gods good graces. I have good health, awesome children, a true-love story to write about, good friends, and the best grandmother in the world.

On Sunday evening as I lay in bed and say my prayers I will close with my favorite Shakespeare quote, “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

Great Ideas for the Weekend

What to do, what to do?

That is the question on everyone’s mind about the upcoming weekend. Though we’re dead smack in the middle of winter, there is no lack of festivities to keep you entertained. From group activities to hanging solo, there is an answer to that dreadful question leaving no excuses for your state of boredom.

1)      Super Bowl Sunday! Yes, that’s right I said it. Calling all sports fans; there is no reason you have to sit at home whining about having nothing to do this Sunday. If house parties are not your style, local papers, radio station websites, and many television ads offering many places to watch the big game. For more information about the Super Bowl:

2)       Since February is now known as the month of romance and Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday, couples may choose to celebrate the occasion instead of the date.  And what better way to spend a weekend than at a chocolate festival! For event listings near you visit:

3)      If you are a busy body and lucky enough to have snow in your area, you can’t go wrong with winter activities such as sledding,  skiing, snowboarding, or snowmobiling.  A favorite of is to pack the kids in the car and drive up to them hills, have a snow ball fight, drop down and make snow angels, and then build a huge snowman.


– Check for avalanche warnings

– Tell someone where you are going to be

– abide by area rules


My Sons 1st Concert

4)    Last but not least; is a great resource to find out what is happening in your area. The website lists concerts, performing arts, movies, family activities, great places to eat, and nightlife.