Thursday, December 26, 2013

Better late than never

This is the photo I used for my Xmas cards this year. The guy across the street owns a photo booth and has a photography studio as well. His photographs are of a very unique style and he has the coolest props for his pictures. The name of his business is Amurica, and can be found on Facebook.
  He and his wife bought the house about 18 months ago and the family is the perfect addition to this slightly bohemian neighborhood.
  Thanks, Jamie for helping me with my little bit of Christmas cheer!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas is Merry and happy!

This is one of the best holidays I've had in a while, at least so far. I can only hope the upcoming new year will be good too. I know from recent experience I will have to make it good and face each day with a fresh focus on being productive and finding joy in that new day. 
Guess four years of therapy is finally paying off. The meds help too! Hahaha. Being with my friends and family the week or so is the real reason. Thanks everyone!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Party time!

This past Sunday was most excellent. For the first time in seemingly forever I had guests over to have a meal. Since I hadn't entertained in such a long time, I decided brunch would be a good place to start.
And only a few friends who are close and nonjudgmental were invited. Hahaha. 
  The get together was wonderful, the food terrific and tasty, and everyone seemed comfortable....the MOST important part of entertaining in my opinion. 
I certainly will be hosting other events soon as I have missed having my friends and family together for meals and enjoying each other's company. I don't even mind the cleaning up before and after. It is so worth it!!!!!!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Pesky Winter Holidaze are back!!

Oh my goodness! The end of 2013 is upon us. This seems to happen every year and it just sneaks up, doesn't it?? My house is currently undergoing a major cleanup and I'm not finished with the scrubbing. There is still painting and flooring issues to deal with, but that may have to wait til spring, when the weather and my financial situation will hopefully be more cooperative.
  Holiday decorations are getting put up and tomorrow is the winter solstice, so there has to be a fire of some sort, although rain is in the forecast.
 Sunday, I am serving breakfast to some of my friends. It's kind of a warm up entertaining event, to get back into a normal sort of social life. I haven't had anyone over in such a long time, so I figured breakfast would be a good meal to start.
  No photos this time, but pictures of the weekend festivities will be posted next week.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Upwards and onwards

This past week has been such a blur. It seems like last Monday was a year ago! I went to a lawyer's office expecting to undergo a horrid deposition, but came out with a divorce settlement. I have waited so long for this to happen.
  I know that sounds awful to celebrate the death of a marriage, but mine had been on life support for months. It was a blessing to pull the plug!!
   A new chapter of my life is about to begin. I am so thankful for all my friends who helped me through this rough patch, as well as my family who let me whine incessantly. Of course, my therapist, who provided me with the crutch of validation every other week.
  Gosh, this is starting to sound like an awards acceptance speech!! !

Speaking of acceptance speeches, I have been threatening to write a movie script about my recent adventures. Meryl Streep will play me and she will win a fucking Oscar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hahahahahaha

Stay tuned. There's plenty more to come. Heaven help me!