One day last week, I walked out my front door which I rarely do. Not even sure what prompted it, but glad it happened. I walked out the door onto the front porch and as I grabbed the doorknob to pull it shut, I felt something. Looking closer, it was what I call a "doorknocker".… Continue reading Ordering $5 Starbucks, Day After My Gas was Disconnected
Hard to believe...but a few short years ago my mantle was FULL overflowing with Christmas cards from friends and family. So many glittery pictures of sparkling eyes, dressed up in various versions of Christmas colors, with smiles-a-plenty, complete with well wishes for a merry season and joyful new year! This has been true for as far… Continue reading The Year No Christmas Cards Came
Have you ever had one of "those" days? The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad, Most Amazing Day Ever You know...the days when you literally open your eyes at daybreak and feel incompetent, irritable, grouchy, little, insignificant, beaten-down, not worthy or good enough? Days that mark the EVE of your 3rd born and 1st daughter turning 16,… Continue reading The Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad, Most Amazing Day Ever
DISCLAIMER: I have been sooo very blessed by so many that love our family, want what's best for us, and have been rock solid in their support and love. I have so many "only one phone calls away". For that I will forever be grateful. That level of commitment and dedication is not lost on… Continue reading I. Am. Divorced. There. I. Said. It.
Commiserate - to express or feel sympathy or pity; sympathize. When we are sad, grieving, discouraged, lonely, or feeling beat down, sometimes it feels good to share stories with someone who has been through something similar. Someone who "gets it". Perhaps someone who is sympathetic towards us and our situation. There's nothing wrong with that.… Continue reading Pity Party Invitations are in the Mail
In the dumps? Life been cruel to you lately? Facing a divorce? Living in the red all the time? Health failing? I hate to tell you friend...but while "this too shall pass" (that gets on my nerves, btw...I mean who in the history of EVA wants to hear that when they are in the middle of… Continue reading Get OUT of the Valley – LITERALLY
Today is the final blog post in my 4-part, 2018 New Year series. I've covered everything from The Process and The Plan, while admitting The Potential Pitfalls and now The Proposed Pattern & Practices to put in place to help me pull it off. As I've shared, it's going to take work. Planned, diligent work… Continue reading 2018 – The Proposed Pattern & Practices