notquiteold

Nancy Roman

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The Things I Love

Years ago, when I was just starting my working career, I rented a tiny apartment from a very nice older couple. These folks, Mr. and Mrs. Manchester,  were really old. I mean, they must have been the age that my husband and I are now. But of course, that made them very old indeed to …

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You’re Fine

Last year I wrote about Being Kind – To That Special Someone. Meaning YOU. I think in this difficult time – and in good times too, all time, really – we need to be a lot nicer to ourselves. Use the good china. Buy yourself flowers. Take a walk and look at the trees instead of your phone. And please, please, please – Don’t be …

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Oh, Now I Understand

This morning at breakfast, I had some very nice toast and butter. My husband and I are careful with the carbs and the calories, so really good bread is a treat. We are also careful with the evening snacking, so I was really hungry. But there was a pair of sad, pleading eyes staring up …

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Just Wipe It Off

Isn’t wonderful how our loved ones are completely perfect? Just kidding. My loved ones drive me crazy. A single friend once told me she admires the way I so generously accept my husband’s faults. I laughed really hard at that one. I don’t accept his faults. They really irk me. (I love the word ‘irk’, …

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Practical Forgiveness

About two years ago, a friend hurt my feelings. This was not a close friend – since those friends and family whom we love are usually more sensitive to our sensitivities. Not that a loved one cannot hurt you, but I think it is rarer. Unless of course, they don’t really love you at all. …

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La La Land (Part 2)

I wrote a blog a week or so ago about La La Land, which was really about the movies and my moviegoing companions. (Totally off subject –  I’ve never been crazy about the word ‘blog’. I tend to think of my little essays as ‘episodes’ – doesn’t that sound nicer? Like my brain is a …

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Apologies

I don’t have a lot of revenge fantasies. It’s not that I’m such a goody-two-shoes. Well, okay, I’m a little bit of a goody-two-shoes. I believe in the power of Being Nice. That’s how I was brought up. “Be Nice” – said absolutely everyone in my family. And, as a corollary –  “Don’t wish bad …

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My New Role Model

In my last post, “Slow Down,” I wrote: Is it fun? Then why am I not doing it? Yes, I want to have more fun. And no, this is not exactly an original idea. I stole it. I stole it from Theo. Yes, my dog is my new role model. I’ve observed over the last …

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