Turn off the outside noise. Seriously, turn off the television, the car radio, the computer, your phone. There is such a thing as oversaturation, even in “quarantine.” I have to say there are some days when I go into survival mode, and those aforementioned things are hacking away at my mental stability. Silence is also … Continue reading 7 Things To Do Right Now
*Update: After posting, I realized there was something else to say. See at end of post.* It took me a very long time to see love without rose-colored glasses. Don’t get me wrong – love is, as Shakespeare said, a many-splendored thing. I was enamored with love long before it was returned. I liked a … Continue reading To Veruca, On Love
Yesterday was Monday and I got up for work. I put together food for Todd to take to work to get him started on a healthy diet and weight loss. It wasn’t a stressful morning. I even made him breakfast. We had a snow event Saturday and Sunday so we stayed in all weekend and … Continue reading This Is Why I Drink
When your phone rings at 8 a.m. on Christmas Eve, don’t answer it. When your cell phone rings 10 minutes later and you can see it’s your mom calling from her restaurant, answer it anyway, because you can run but you can’t hide. Some dogs don’t like jingle bell elf slippers. (Seriously, as of this … Continue reading Words of Wisdom This Holiday Season
Well, Todd, here we go again. It must be couples awareness month, because the articles are trickling in on how to be better at it. (Not that I think we need to be better at it, ‘cause I think we’re rocking the heart stuff, but … play along.) This one came from a site called … Continue reading 6 Things They Say We Gotta Do, Todd!
Do not forget your glasses when you go to the grocery store. And especially during check-out, do not repeatedly press “no” when the POS asks you a question you can’t read. Especially if the question is, is the amount correct? – not, do you want cash back? Do not mistakenly take someone else’s shopping cart … Continue reading What Not To Do, and Other Things
Divorce is not pretty. It’s not pretty for you, it’s not pretty for him… and it is NOT pretty for the children who have to cope with their lives changing forever. Now here’s the part where I tell you – and you will hear this refrain over and over in the divorce and custody … Continue reading It’s Over – Our Children in the Middle
This is part 2 of my drama series. I will call it drama – because there’s no Joy in this. I created this series of posts in an effort to help those who aren’t where I am yet, and to remind them they aren’t alone. It’s a scary road, once you step outside your … Continue reading It’s Over. Now What?
Ok so several people have suggested that I write something resembling an advice piece, based on my recent (not to mention traumatic) experiences; however, my intent was to save it all until my own trial was over. Unfortunately it has come to my attention that there are more than a few beautiful women out … Continue reading It’s Over. Can I Help?