Nancy Roman

Author Archive: notquiteold

Not The Hero Type

This summer at the beach, I was standing at the water’s edge as a women was making her way in through the foaming waves breaking at the shore. I watched her struggle to get past the undertow. She lost her footing, regained it, only to lose it again, falling forward. She struggled to right herself …

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Starting From The Bottom

It’s time to think about downsizing. My husband and I live in a very big house. It’s just gorgeous, but it is becoming too much – too much maintenance, too much cleaning, and too much taxes.  As I join my husband in retirement, we can see that it is time to simplify our lives. As …

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Defining Joy

Yesterday a friend remarked to me that he wished he had more joy in his life. I felt bad for him. My own day was filled with joy. When I woke up I felt the warmth of my cat who had nestled himself behind the crook of my knee. I showered with my favorite fragrant …

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Fair Fare

I don’t recall attending any country fairs when I was a little kid. Fairs are big in Connecticut. From August through October you can go to Terryville, Goshen, Hebron, Bethlehem, Harwinton, Berlin, Durham, Woodstock – and about a dozen more.  Or you can travel up to Springfield, Massachusetts to The “Big E” – the Eastern …

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Distracted – In The Best Way!

Why I was too distracted this week to write something new: I’m a new Mom! His name is Theo, and he’s eleven weeks old. Theo is a Lagotto Romagnolo – an ancient Italian breed who is the ancestor to the Standard Poodle. Lagottos are medium sized dogs – about 30 pounds full-grown – who are …

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I Missed The Train

(A reprise – one of my favorite posts from a few years ago) I Missed The Train The current heat wave reminds me of the first time I ever wanted to be a grown-up. Some kids can’t wait to grow up; but not me. I liked being a kid. I could not picture life without …

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Smart Is Smart

Everyone always says how they are constantly amazed by children. Everyone but me. I almost never say that. Oh yeah, I think kids are cute and say cute things. Except of course when they are bratty and say bratty things. But for the most part they are predictable. Kids learn, and when they learn something, …

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But We’re Safe

Maybe I can just ignore it, and I can fall asleep anyway, and not have to deal with it until tomorrow, I think. It’s such a little thing. Hardly noticeable, I think. See, Hubby can sleep. I’m being ridiculous, I think. I can count it, like counting sheep. It will make be drowsy, I think. …

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No Pictures Please

Last night I made a fabulous caprese salad.  It wasn’t actually fabulous because of anything I did – but how can you go wrong with tomatoes and basil straight from the garden, and fresh mozzarella – all drizzled with extra virgin olive oil? It was so delicious and so beautiful, that I immediately pulled out …

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Growing Up

I have been reflecting on my lack of a summer vacation this year. I’m not complaining. We had a fabulous trip to Jamaica in March – which will satisfy us for a year at least. Maybe two years if we want to pay for that trip before we travel again. We have a beautiful yard …

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