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Sittin’ Back Sunday



This weekend has been full of  disconnected moments – and a quick snapshot is all I can offer because each is too big standing on its own.

A dear, special friend returning after a three-year silence, that has been full of so much loss and pain and sorrow it devastates me to think I wasn’t allowed in for all that time.  Yet sitting in the kitchen for hours, we moved so quickly back in time.  Welcome home, I’ve missed you.

Wonderful new friends returning from memories made with their families, ensuring that this too will be a summer remembered.  May those moments be forever etched in your hearts.

Incredible people straddling two chapters in their lives – the one that is about to end and the one that is waiting to be started.  Let it be breathless and gorgeous and all that you deserve.

A young woman celebrating her impending wedding with her amazing stepmother and sisters, and adoring friends – all who love her despite her Bridezilla moments.  Remember to laugh and let go – it’s not about anything if it’s not about love.

The connection between two people that prompts them to check in ‘just because’.  How can anyone begin to understand wavelengths like that?  I am reminded daily that the best things defy explanation.

Too many political diatribes about the senior population defined as anyone “55 or older” – this means I’m a senior.  I reject this completely…well ok…. if I can’t reject it completely, I am now a constituency of one called the ‘junior senior’ cause I’m just not ready for anything else.   Oh – anyone is welcome to join.  I intend to be an old woman some day.

And as the rain begins to pummel the skylights, I think a little easy listening is in order to get all of us ready for whatever tomorrow holds.  Hey big guy, this is for you.




24 thoughts on “Sittin’ Back Sunday”

  1. Every time I choose a favorite post of yours, you do something even more great. I am soooo happy your reconnection was a welcome home. That brings quiet tears of joy for knowing you, this friend has indeed, been welcomed home. I love that I can read between your lines and know that you appreciate the simpler things that make life so special Mim. I love you woman!

  2. Hello. I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the “Seven Things About Me” Award. I just love your blog!! Thanks.

  3. Mimi – wonderful – it’s palpable, all that you felt in just this day, with all that you were given, you had your own ride on the carousel. I am so glad you and your friend could travel back to that place together – in your own time. she is lucky to have you in her court, in her circle. Your heart seems to have no limit to where it can go – those on the inside are lucky lucky people! xo

    1. He was someone I worked with for 21 years – and I had to lay him off – even though he was supervised by someone else and in another area of the firm. I had to do it because my boss didn’t think that the woman who supervised him could do it. And though I tried to get him the best deal I could, he was still hurt and angry. Understandable. I could never tell him what I was trying to do behind the scenes…This is the abbreviated story. I’m just glad he’s back. He was like family to me – and ultimately to our whole family. xox

  4. Thank you for your post, Mimi. I hear you about the “55 or older” thing being somehow innacurately being considered old or, gulp, even ancient. How rude of the young whippersnappers to say such things. I don’t turn 55 until tomorrow so I’m going to party hearty TODAY and make the most of my young whippersnapperishness while I still can!


    1. Go for it Russ!! And know that in my book 55 only qualifies for this new population of junior seniors – and you will be a baby member at that!

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