How the Cookie Crumbles

An irreverant view of life after SIXTY-FIVE

Is it Real, or is it a Memory?

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Hello bloggers, near and far; dear and dearer. I am alive. Yes, this summer is almost over and already sliding into memory. I meant to visit you right after Labor Day, but was sidetracked—I needed to catch my breath. Whew.

The best part is the kids are back in school. Life should get back to normal, whatever that is. I flipped my daily schedule upside down: work first and play later. This means blogging will not happen until the latter part of the day. I cannot be trusted on social media for an hour or two at a time. Twelve hours disappear before I even notice. Poof, the day is lost and I’m wiped. I wonder how long this setup will last. It’s failed before, but I must try.

No, the trees aren't changing yet. This is from last October

No, our trees aren’t changing yet. This is from last October

I managed to do some of what I’d planned this summer and even some I had not. The bottom line is I needed a break from my break. Yeah, I’m a wuss—a shock to me too. Oh, oh. Do I see you rolling your eyes?

I still have a mountain of unread books on my dining-room table, which hasn’t shrunk by much. Sigh. It will take a little time to work my way back and I may not manage to be quite as vigilant as before. I have missed so much of what’s been happening in Blogland and all of you, of course. I feel like a stranger. I will never manage a catch up, but I am on my way back. I hope there’s still a place for me at the coffee table.

Here’s a link I came across this morning. Fits me like a slinky dress. Some of you too, right?

http://www.thespec.com/living-story/6859752-13-things-you-need-to-stop-doing-to-be-happier-right-now/

Hugs all around. Mwah.

See you next Friday?

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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

61 thoughts on “Is it Real, or is it a Memory?

  1. So nice to hear from you, Tess. “See” you next Friday.

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  2. Welcome back Tess!!!!! It’s great to see you blogging again. Needing a break from your break surely means you were doing something right. Right? LOL, maybe not relaxing quite enough? Mega hugs my friend.

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  3. Hey Tess! So happy to hear from you. Welcome back, my dear. Big hugs to you.

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  4. That pile of books to read never goes down! As soon as I read one, another one ( or two) is added to the pile to replace it!

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  5. Hi Tess!!!!! So nice you’re around again–I missed you!

    I hear you about missing from Blogland–me too. I need to get my act together; loved the article you linked us to–great tips!

    Be all and looking forward to Friday!

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  6. Welcome back, Tess!! You were missed! Happy to hear news from you! I’m guessing it was not a vacation at the beach break! See you next Friday! 💛 Christine

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  7. Welcome back, Tess! We all need breaks and I had one too. . .I am looking forward to hearing what you have to say on Friday. Whew! you really put pressure on yourself by setting a deadline 🙂
    It’s good to have you back and as for the stack of books, the level never goes down 🙂

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  8. Welcome back, Tess! I actually just stopped by the blog a couple days ago to see if I missed your return. Glad to see I didn’t. 🙂

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  9. Welcome back, Tess, I can relate. My book pile never gets smaller, but I can’t say no to a new book.

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  10. I remember you. ☺ Welcome back, Tess, hope the break was all you hoped it would be. 💝

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  11. Welcome back Tess!! I’m so glad we connected on FB where I saw your post. 🙂

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  12. So lovely to see you back Tess! Sending you warm hugs & the knowing that you are welcome at my coffee table anytime!💛

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  13. Tess!!! Did you hear me scream your name. Welcome back. Always love to see you pop up over the cyber horizon. ❤

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  14. Welcome back Tess. I am such a tardy blogger but I do like to keep in touch with cyber life and friends. Glad you are looking after yourself. I just read the link you posted. Oh dear, think I had better go sit in a corner and have a good think about myself :)))

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  15. Nice to see you back, Tess 🙂

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  16. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Lovely to see Tess back with us after her summer break and I can see from all the likes that many others feel the same way that I do.. Tess has been part of my blog since the early days and of course there is room at the coffee table for you Tess.. looking forward to next Friday.. welcome back.

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  17. Welcome back, Tess 🙂 Lovely to hear from you x

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  18. Hi Tess. So you’re taking the leap back into “Blogland”. Take it at your own pace. I’m not into the social media gig really. I rarely put anything on Twitter or Google+, and–get this–those are the only two media sites I associate with. I like the well-planned give and take of blogs so much more. It’s like writing and reading personal letters at my leisure.

    I’m glad you’re back, Tess. I’ve missed your input and your stories.

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  19. ackHaHa, “Fits me like a slinky dress.” Love it and me too. I feel your pain. The only schedule I can seem to keep is trying to find a schedule that will keep!. Glad you’re back and hope the summer break was a restful one. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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  20. Welcome back!! So happy ro read you again! I’ve been gone too, and I’m looking forward to following your re-emmergance into the blogosphere! Let’s have fun!

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  21. Good to have you back, Tess. A real-world friend and I were just wondering where the h*** you were!

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  22. Nice to see you again, and gosh, that forest path looks inviting.

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  23. I’ve missed you so I’m delighted to see you and there’s plenty of room for you at my coffee table. Welcome, welcome and see you next week x:-)x

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  24. So grat to see you back here, Tess. You have been missed. Glad you had a nice break.

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  25. Oops! should be great.

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  26. Welcome back Tess there is always room for you at the table! You have been sorely missed!
    xxxxx

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  27. Yahoo, you’re back, Tess! So glad to have you here. Feels like the whole blogging family is starting to get back to the table. Big hugs and hope this weekend is treating you kindly. 🙂

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  28. Oh Tess yay to seeing you back! Hoping you have a good success with your new schedule. I have been challenged by finding the right time to write. I look forward to hearing how it goes for you.

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  29. Great to see you’re back, Tess. And breathe…. jx

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  30. There’s always space’ welcome back darling lady…slowly..slowly… ❤️❤️

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  31. Ah ha so you have rebooted to Tess 2.0, a sort of reTess maybe? Glad to hear your dulcet tones again and glad you are recharged, refined and ready to rumble…

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  32. Real or memory or dream. Often no longer can distinguish it all.

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  33. Welcome back. We all need a change at times and at my age I pretty much do things that make me happy. I do of course watch my grand children when needed. They breathe new life into me and keep me moving and that’s enough exercise for me, whew!

    Yes summer is bowing out faster than most would like but some are awaiting fall and winter with open arms. Me? I live in Florida and the seasons change but not that much. The big difference here is the Snow Birds, they will be pouring into Fl. in a few weeks. Roads, restaurants, stores, beaches, parking lots and taverns will be packed. However we will get through it and the upside is I tend to meet some pretty interesting people during this extra season.

    I look forward to reading your blog again and hope you enjoy reading mine.

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  34. Welcome back! We all need a break from time to time!

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  35. Thank God you’re back!

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  36. I’m putting the coffee pot on!! Great to see your lovely face here 🙂 ♥

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  37. You are ALWAYS invited at my coffee table. Although, actually, it’s a ‘tea table,’ if that’s okay. 🙂

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  38. P.S. The linked article fits me like a slinky black dress that I forget to send to the dry cleaner, so I started worrying about what I’d wear, and then I realized that no ‘real’ friends would be at that party, and what would really make me happy would be to stay home and wear my fluffy slippers and sip a glass of wine. And then, I was happier….

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  39. I seem to catch up backwards, but yes, I understand everything about taking a break and I’m pleased to see you. You’re always busy writing and commenting on people’s blogs and it’s difficult to find time for everything else too. I see many challenges I fancy but I know realistically I wouldn’t be able to follow through and I keep it to what I think it’s manageable. Lovely to see you back

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  40. Thanks so much, Olga. These days I DO find it harder to do it all. Grr. Must be slowing down.
    I’m pleased to be among my blogging friends again but I probably won’t be as involved as previously. I’ve flipped my daily schedule and though it has been a short time, I hope this will work this time. My comments now come in the latter part of my day.
    I envy all your reading and reviews. 🙂

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  41. Welcome back! Glad you got something of a break. Have a great weekend & new week – then repeat.

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