Spinning Stories

So my X is a spinner of stories; a master of the semantics and what I call “tricky words.” In fact, he is doing this shit to me right now.  Our custody agreement states if someone ends up with 3 weekends in a row, they switch the last weekend with the other party.  Due to … More Spinning Stories


LOML makes me cry with his kindness and thoughtfulness.  And of course with his words. “You are beautiful all the time, but when we are laughing together, I swear my world stops.”  This is what he texted me today.  No one has ever called me beautiful before.  He did the first time around.  And he … More Quote


After waiting for what it seems like an eternity, today I am single again!  For whatever reason, today, in court (we were there AGAIN for different reasons), EX decided he would be able to face the judge and finalize the process. 22 months after filing for divorce, it has actually happened.   I have lost … More Divorced!

Life Changes

Sometimes it’s really hard for me to look back and see how my life was “before” and now what it’s like at the present. The one example I’ll give is what I’m missing most lately.  My hobbies. Especially gardening. Summer, not too long ago, meant a huge garden, harvesting, up keeping the garden, preserving what … More Life Changes

Two Years

It’s been two years since LOML and I reconnected.  TWO years.  It is hard for me to fathom that time has flown by and I have been supported by this wonderful, caring and supporting man. My heart is happy and he makes me laugh. However, on the flip side, it means that my divorce continues … More Two Years

Suck it Up

Is this truly possible to do through life? I know at my kids’ school, they are often asked if they can “life with it” – “it” being a decision, a compromise, a situation.  In fact, it is one of my son’s favorite phrases.  He tells me he can “live with it” or tells his sister … More Suck it Up