After work yesterday, my husband and I decided to walk down to a neighborhood spot for dinner. This is a place we haven’t made a favorite yet, but their happy hour menu has several items that looked good to us, so we bundled up and headed over. Not only were we greeted by a hostess … Continue reading Walter
I didn’t write much while my house was in escrow. It felt kinda weird for me to do so while things were “in limbo” so to speak. But guess what?! It closed Friday! I was fortunate enough to be able to move out prior to listing, but I was still the owner for about 6 … Continue reading Closing Time
The house goes on the market tomorrow. I’m excited and nervous. I’ve been driving my son over each morning so he can continue riding the bus to school, and today after he left, I took a few minutes to walk around inside and look at the finished staging. It’s my house but not anymore, you … Continue reading Going Up
We’ve moved from the ‘burbs of our city to the city center and have been here a little over 2 weeks now. After all the work and excitement of purging, packing, moving, and unpacking (not to mention getting the house on the market), we are finally settled in our new home. I must say I … Continue reading City Life
The Beginning of the End
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve - and the beginning of the last Christmas my kids will have in their childhood home. I’m typing in the glow of the lit-up Christmas tree they helped me trim weeks ago with the ornaments that one collects during an adult lifetime. It’s a bittersweet feeling for sure. My home - … Continue reading The Beginning of the End
Forgiveness Part Deux
As a follow-up to my last post, I thought I'd offer the more uplifting story of how I forgave myself after my divorce. You might wonder how anyone whose spouse has lied, cheated, and left could feel any kind of guilt over divorcing that person, but I can tell you it's definitely possible. My biggest … Continue reading Forgiveness Part Deux
Through the years, several people have told me that in order to "fully heal" I need to forgive the people who have wronged me. It's a nice thought, and there are numerous people I have forgiven in my lifetime. Some actions, however, are not forgive-able. You may disagree, and that's your right. But doling out … Continue reading Forgiveness
Where Ya Been?
Dang, it's been months since I blogged. It's not that I haven't had anything to say; I have. It's just mostly been a barrage of middle-aged-woman irritations, though, and I haven't been too sure that's something that needs to be sent out into the Universe right now, ya know? But here's the deal: I started … Continue reading Where Ya Been?
You know how Facebook shows your memories? One popped up today for me that made me realize how much I’ve changed. I had made a comment about how great my birth year had been, and then I said I hoped that year - 2013 - would be so good to me as well. A month … Continue reading Facebook Memory
My 5 Favorite Things About Autumn
Growing up in Florida, I never really got to experience the seasonal changes that autumn brings. Florida, for the most part, has two seasons: hot and hotter. I'm a beach girl, so it never bothered me, and I assumed it was normal to lie in the sun on Christmas. So when I moved to the … Continue reading My 5 Favorite Things About Autumn