For my recent post on Jess, I wanted to share some pictures of when she was a child. I had an idea of what types of pictures I wanted to include and hooked up the external hard drive to locate them. As I scrolled back 10, 12, 15 years, I came across pictures of her, … Continue reading Surprise
I just got asked out on a date. With someone I met online. My original plan for tonight was to eat something easy and slightly naughty like barbecue chicken nachos and watch Netflix. Instead, I'm going to go meet a guy in a restaurant. I said yes because I've enjoyed chatting with him. And because … Continue reading A date…
I do push ups every morning. Real ones. I've worked my way up to twenty. Yup. Two, zero. Somewhere along the way, I heard that women can't do real push ups, something to do with weight distribution. I took that to be true and immutable. You know what's true and immutable? You can't do ten … Continue reading Push Ups
My daughter did not come home the other night. My 20 year old daughter, Jess, and I live together. She is in transition from one college to another. While she would like to live in an apartment on her own, she is prioritizing starting classes and working part-time. Once those steps are underway, she'll look … Continue reading Jess
I spent the day cleaning the house literally from top to bottom. I started upstairs and worked my way down through the first floor and ended in the basement. My new home is small and manageable; a breeze blew through open windows. I had my headphones in most of the day. The new Taylor Swift … Continue reading Lucky
Twice in the last 24 hours I started crying. Three times if you count watching the Fab Five of Queer Eye working their magic on a widowed father. This morning, I lost it while talking with someone I just met. Last night, I teared up in conversation with a friend. Today, I realized I need … Continue reading It’s not what’s wrong but what’s right
Originally posted to FB on February 28, 2019 My divorce date is a week from tomorrow. It’s been a long time coming and an event that I am okay is finally here. The question on my mind the last few days is what do I wear? What do I wear to get divorced? I had … Continue reading What do I wear to get divorced?