Saturday, March 31, 2012


I am in the redecorating mood.  It probably started with a friend suggesting that since I'm now divorced, I should change up my bedroom. I decided that was a good idea so I'm patiently awaiting the new bedspread and linens that I ordered from Kohl's.  Once they get here, I'll decide whether I need to paint or not.  I'm hoping not.  I just painted that bedroom about 3 years ago and its in pretty good shape.  Two of my best friends came over last Monday and helped me dismantle my room, clean it really well and reassemble it in a different configuration. I even threw out some furniture!  I had the best time that night!  (The two bottles of wine we shared probably helped with that!)

But I AM plannning on painting the finished basement over the course of the next week or so since I'll be on vacation.  The furniture will be going somewhere (hopefully to the curb if the garbage people say its ok) and we'll go from there.  I have big plans.  We'll see if they really happen or not. 

I also plan on taking my kids to Chicago one day next week.  It'll be fun, and I'm looking forward to spending a day away from home!  Chicago is such a fun place to visit!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I love my crockpot.  Have I said that before?  I'm sure I have. 

This morning I took a gallon ziplock bag full of dinner out of the freezer and dumped the contents in my crockpot.  As I was leaving work this evening, I called my son and had him cook up some rice to go with dinner and by the time I got home, we were ready to eat. 

Thanks to pinterest, I've been able to whip up a bunch of meals that are crock-pot ready, right from the freezer.  The nice thing is, I can buy whatever meat is on sale, buy it in family sized portions which is even cheaper, and make several meals. 

Here's a website to get you started:

Here's another:

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Its just a Phase

I am angry.  I mean really angry.  I'm so angry, that I feel sorry for those that have to deal with me.  I know that this is one of those normal stages of grief but really, I hope it passes quickly.  I DO have a lot to be angry about, and I should let myself just wallow in it but its so unproductive. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Sorry I haven't posted in 7 months...
  • I've been busy
  • I couldn't remember my password to post anything here
  • I have nothing to say
  • I got divorced
  • I've been busy
I realize that those are all excuses, but they're true nonetheless.  Its been a tough 7 months (well, actually a tough 3 years but thats another story...)  I certainly dont think anyone wants to hear the details of my life since August, and I'm going to try really hard not to rant about my life.  I may slip some things in here every now and then as I figure out what a new normal feels like.  Hope you don't mind. 

I've been blessed with literally hundreds of friends that have shown me support through this time and they have helped me immensely.  They have helped make a really sad time a little more bearable.  My kids have also been a tremendous support.  When your kids give you advice on marriage, and its clear that they 'get it', well that just lets me know that I'm not alone.  While my marriage may not have been successful, it did produce 3 awesome kids!  I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. 

OK...enough of that... it is March 14 and it was 75 degrees today.  The crocuses are blooming and yardwork is calling.