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Irish Coffee, Perfect Ponchos, And A Change of Life

I’m going through a change of life. Not THE change of life, but I’m definitely in the throes of a major life change.

With the last of our four children leaving for college next year, the obvious change is that we won’t need all this space any longer. The five-bedroom house is already too breezy, too quiet. But as I ready myself for the move to a smaller place, I’m feeling a definite shift happening within.

I’m buying ponchos.

And flowy tops.

Drinking Irish coffee and checking out condos “in town.” READ MORE

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