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~ Feeling a little lighter and having fun ~

Posted by @amberpep, Tue, Jan 30 9:36pm

Well, I think my family really thinks I’ve gone off the deep end. Maybe they’re right, but I’m sure enjoying it. Saturday I pick up Kellar (against my family’s advice!), I’ve had a purple and blue stripe right in the front of my hair for the passed 18 months, and I finally got myself something I always wanted. Way back when I was in 6th or 7th grade, all the girls were wearing “saddle shoes.” I desperately wanted a pair …. after a lot of begging, my alcoholic parents finally relented. So, one night, the 3 of us went to a shoestore and I got those saddle shoes ….. BUT the “saddle part” was not black or brown …. instead it was RED PLAID and they had THICK RED FOAM SOLES, obviously making me stand out like a sore thumb. Well, the other day, I ordered a pair of real saddle shoes from Zappos, and they came today. I love them! So, here I am, a 73 year old woman, with purple and blue stripes in her hair, wearing saddle shoes and walking a dog who is probably very long with short legs! I may look like I’m nuts, but I’m sure having fun.
abby

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@amberpep It’s just wonderful that you are being you. Forget what every one else says! It makes you happy and that’s all that counts!!! You are old enough to make your personal choices now!! : D

@desirea

@amberpep It’s just wonderful that you are being you. Forget what every one else says! It makes you happy and that’s all that counts!!! You are old enough to make your personal choices now!! : D

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@amberpep

This sounds delightful, Abby. I wish I lived closer so I could go out and walk with you!

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@desirea

@amberpep It’s just wonderful that you are being you. Forget what every one else says! It makes you happy and that’s all that counts!!! You are old enough to make your personal choices now!! : D

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Hi Lorraine …. that’s exactly what I’m doing. This is not the “Mom” my kids grew up with … then a “very good, very quiet, woman who wouldn’t say “poo” if forced to. Well, thanks to my therapist and the Psychiatrist I have who is excellent, as they said “good Suzy” has gone back in her room, and her “evil twin” (not really evil) has come out. I speak up, don’t let any of them walk all over me, and I speak my mind, respectfully, when appropriate. I sure wish I’d have “woken up” a little earlier in life, but better late than never! Well, better go, put on my saddle shoes, comb my purple and blue hair, and head out. he he he he he LOVE IT!
abby

@amberpep, I am grinning ear-to-ear as I make a mental picture of this scene:-) I imagine a bounce in your step, too!
Enjoy the todays of your life – because the past is gone, and the you are creating your future!!!
Rosemary

@desirea

@amberpep It’s just wonderful that you are being you. Forget what every one else says! It makes you happy and that’s all that counts!!! You are old enough to make your personal choices now!! : D

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@amberpep Hi Abby Take a few selfies while your at it 🙂 So happy to hear your enjoying your self!

@desirea

@amberpep It’s just wonderful that you are being you. Forget what every one else says! It makes you happy and that’s all that counts!!! You are old enough to make your personal choices now!! : D

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@amberpep — I echo what @rosemarya said–I’m grinning ear-to-ear picturing you. Good for you for asserting yourself, being the real you and having a little fun.

@desirea

@amberpep It’s just wonderful that you are being you. Forget what every one else says! It makes you happy and that’s all that counts!!! You are old enough to make your personal choices now!! : D

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Believe it or not Lorraine ….. I don’t know how! abby

Thank you so much Rosemary …. yes, this does make me feel good.
abby

@desirea

@amberpep It’s just wonderful that you are being you. Forget what every one else says! It makes you happy and that’s all that counts!!! You are old enough to make your personal choices now!! : D

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@amberpep Abby I wish I could help you but I don’t even have a cell phone lol Sorry!

@desirea

@amberpep It’s just wonderful that you are being you. Forget what every one else says! It makes you happy and that’s all that counts!!! You are old enough to make your personal choices now!! : D

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You’re smart Lorraine ….. this is my first “fancy phone” … had a flip phone for years. This thing is driving me nuts! I may just get another flip phone, have the contacts transferred, and call it done.
abby – the “totally non-tech”

@desirea

@amberpep It’s just wonderful that you are being you. Forget what every one else says! It makes you happy and that’s all that counts!!! You are old enough to make your personal choices now!! : D

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@amberpep I has taken me over 60 years to cease being a people pleasing person. Not brazen enough to streak my hair as I do not want any one noticing me. I still wear my jeans and those fussy folks that tell me I need to wear nicer clothes and look my age cannot convince me otherwise. I am still wearing clothes from years ago. There are things in life I need more. If it were not for my sense of humor I would have succumbed long ago.

@desirea

@amberpep It’s just wonderful that you are being you. Forget what every one else says! It makes you happy and that’s all that counts!!! You are old enough to make your personal choices now!! : D

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@amberpep Your not alone there with cell phones lol

parus ….. hi there ….. don’t feel bad ….. I wear either jeans (in my day – dungarees) or sweat pants everyday, unless I’m going somewhere, which is very rare these days. Still better and more peaceful than being with my X-N.
abby

Hi Amber, I have just read all posts/response from you and others and it is just wonderful to read about someone having made it through, over or under many issues and has successfully put it all behind her. You sound like a wonderful woman with much healthy living to look forward to. I hope you enjoy the rest of your life as you are doing now. Continue to have fun! Anne

@desirea

@amberpep It’s just wonderful that you are being you. Forget what every one else says! It makes you happy and that’s all that counts!!! You are old enough to make your personal choices now!! : D

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@amberpep

It’s pretty easy to do a selfie. If my click on the camera, you will see a circle of arrows. Click on the arrows and you’ll see yourself. Then just press the button and take a picture. In case you don’t know, the button is a filled in circle at the bottom in the center.

Jim

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