It’s hard being a divorcee. We’re a ONE in a world of twos. It’s downright lonely. Eventually,we want to get our toes in the water and begin dating again. We go onto dating sites with hopes of love. It’s only natural. Next thing you know, we’re in a relationship again. It’s wonderful. It’s exciting and we feel like a teenager again. We’re getting a second chance! Continue reading “Re-Marrying? Don’t Do It For Any Of These 5 Reasons”
How many of you are best friends or let me re-word that; how many of you are simply friends with your ex? I know it’s quite a concept—yet, I believe many strive for that. If we can rise above co-parenting conflict and the division of assets there might be a chance. However, from what I’ve seen it’s about a 20% chance of retaining or working toward friendship post Continue reading “My Ex Is My Bestie”
What’s happening in your month of March, Escapees? My title says don’t tell, but it doesn’t mean I don’t want you to tell me everything. For almost four years I’ve been doing the talking…turning my thoughts inside out…attempting to be funny…providing useless valuable tips. I love it. Continue reading “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell And Other Random Thoughts”
“Christmas time is here…beauty everywhere…” the classic Christmas carol from a Charlie Brown Christmas always takes me back to my childhood. I remember my Grade 1 Christmas concert. It was my very first experience on a stage. My nose bled right before we walked on stage. The teacher told me it happened because I was so excited.
We sang “Oh Tannenbaum”. Our grade 1 class practiced for what seemed like months but it was probably only a week or two. I wondered why we couldn’t just sing Oh Christmas Tree instead. I mean that was the song I knew all the words to…not Oh Tannenbaum.
I asked Santa that year for a red wagon. I wanted one so bad I dreamed of it. I fantasized about putting all of my friends (stuffed animals) in it and taking them out for a walk to the park. I might even be able to talk my older brother into pulling me in it. It would Continue reading “The Wine Diaries-Dear Santa…”
The big ‘C’ is almost here. Instead of getting all anxious and thinking about what could possibly go wrong (presents aren’t wrapped, Santa forgot something or someone, the stockings aren’t full enough etc.) I’m going to be grateful. Gratitude is something I’ve been Continue reading “I’m Grateful In Spite Of the C Word”
If you’re in the middle of your divorce you probably feel like you’re chasing paper. You may have legal papers and bills spread out on your living room table. You have important letters from your lawyer mixed up in your mail. You haven’t opened the last envelope from your lawyer because you’re worried it’s a huge bill. These lawyers fees add up pretty quickly, while nothing seems to be getting done at all. Sound familiar? Continue reading “Staying Organized During Divorce-Tips”
In honor of my 50th birthday…gulp…I’m sharing my humble list of 50 things I’ve learned in 50 years. Some things are funny. Some are things you’ll say “She’s just figured that out now?” Yes, I’m still figuring things out…so please have a read and a laugh. I have a special request for you though, before you make too much fun of me, share at least one thing you’ve learned in the comments 🙂 Continue reading “50 Things I’ve Learned”
Are you inked? If not, are you thinking about getting a tattoo? Are these thoughts connected to an event in your life such as divorce, marriage, death, love? It’s human nature to want to mark an event with a celebration or a ceremony and sometimes with INK. Continue reading “Tattoo You?”
Last year I wrote about Alicia Florrick of The Good Wife. I took a look at her character and how she sacrifices for a cheating husband. She’s a great character study in discussing marriage, divorce, sacrifice and loyalty (heavy stuff). If you missed it you can read it here. So, after watching last week’s episode with a killer twist, I was moved to write once again, about Alicia Florrick and why we don’t want to be her. Continue reading “The Good Wife Part 2”
What does it say about me that I have Madonna and Abba on my ipod? OLD? or CLASSIC? Pressing play reminds me ‘I”m old classic”. My kids are forever making fun of my itunes library, the brats. I ask them to update it and they only look at me and sigh “Teach your children PARENTS well.. their parent’s CHILDREN’S hell…” (CSN&Y) On that note, I would love to get some new song suggestions from you! Continue reading “Madonna and Abba-Help! I Need a Music Update!”