Midweek Blues

It’s the day after Election Day in the US and I’m feeling anxious. We still don’t know the results and I’m trying to be optimistic and hopeful regarding the outcome of the presidential race. I’m only a little bit optimistic though, because I remember how I felt right before and after the last presidential election….

Jenny Stopped Loving Him Today

Jenny stopped loving John today.  Lies discovered showed her the way. John stopped loving Jenny, who knows when. He’d changed his mind before, and now again.  There was always a reason, same as his guitars (not the right one), the right bank, or even the right car.  Jenny cried for intimacy, a loving touch, a tender kiss. John would…

Music Fridays: Me Without You

Papers are signed and we’re another step closer to being divorced. Again, for both of us. This will be my second divorce and it will be his as well. I don’t know whether he will ever marry again, live with someone, or even put together a romantic playlist like the one we created when I…

Looking Ahead

Earlier this week I took what some might call a “mental health day” and left my “office” early and headed to this peaceful spot with my kids. Chattooga Belle Farms was just what the doctor (or therapist) ordered. I was not in good shape when I left the condo but felt much better by the…

The Sunday Post: Progress Report

It was just over four months ago that everything came crashing down on me and I had no idea what I was going to do next. I really didn’t know how I was going to get through it and all I could think about was trying to figure out a way to turn back the…

Music Fridays: Feeling Good

Yesterday I wrote my cousin Rachel a quick note to thank her for the card she sent me with ideas for new recipes to try. I wrote something about being on my own for the first time in my life and the fact that it is probably long overdue. This morning I woke to a…

A Very Subtle Art

When I got to my daughter’s house this week I spotted on her bookshelf a book I read a while back that was calling out to me for a re-read: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. I picked it up and stashed it in my bag as my reading material for the week….

The Sunday Post: Ticked

No cheery Sunday Post for you today, folks. Not feeling it. I’m quite upset with most of the whole world today, but mostly with myself (and the moving company). But maybe I should go back a bit. In my last post I wrote that not being angrier is making me sad. And that’s still true….

Packing Up

Just packed up my iMac and printer so now it really feels like I’m moving. Much of the kitchen is packed, along with pictures and decorations. I’m undecided about this particular photo. I took it at work with my iPhone years ago and liked it so much I’ve displayed it in an art show and…