Month: May 2008
It’s almost midnight, and I just put my groceries away. What a day. I figured I might as well stay up a few extra minutes to crank out a quick post. I’m delightfully exhausted. My brain hasn’t gotten this much exercise in a long while, and it feels much like my thighs do when I start up a gym routine after months of sitting … Read More Up, Up, and Away
I’m afraid of my ex. He’s a highly functioning drinker, but ultimately, I couldn’t handle his love affair with Johnny Walker. It’s a long, sad story which I choose not to tell at the moment. I wrote about some of his antics the other day, but lately I am feeling more and more worried that his raging behavior and invincible attitude is escalating and … Read More But He Seems Like Such a Nice Guy
I have no desire to shop. It’s kind of creeping me out a little. This morning I needed a shopping bag for my son to carry some bulky things to school, and there wasn’t a Nordstrom bag to be found. I’m surprised my credit card company hasn’t called to check up on me and make sure I didn’t die or something. It’s not that … Read More Work in Progress
Surely the grandest feeling in the world is to have a dream and suddenly realize that you’re right smack in the middle of living it. I can honestly say I have everything I want right now. And I’m damn happy, too. Even the ex can’t hurt me now, with his obsessive antics and ridiculous attempts to control. (More on that this weekend, when I … Read More I Feel Happy, Oh So Happy…
Life is good – no, it’s simply divine. I don’t know what I did to deserve any of this, but I am not going to challenge anyone on it. I feel so good, I’ve been eating better – not to lose weight, necessarily, but because I care about myself. And I’m tired of having a stomach ache from eating crap. And I admit I’m … Read More New Lisa
1. Find an alternate route to work. Princeton is gorgeous, but traffic sucks. 2. Collect all business suits and related attire and pack them away in storage. Pull out the blue jeans and buy more flip-flops. (I love this place.) 3. Study stock market lingo and know Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 inside and out. 4. Make a date with … Read More Working Girl’s Check List – Day One
The house is coming together so quickly my mind is spinning. I wonder if I’ll ever be able to walk through it without crying from gratefulness. I just can’t write any more about it right now; I’ll never do justice to my feelings. I am overwhelmed and filled up completely with delight and gratitude for this opportunity to start over. Sending all my love … Read More One Day Soon…
I wish life were like a DVD, and I could skip the scenes I don’t want to sit through to get to the good parts. I don’t want to do this move. I don’t want to tear my house apart. I don’t want to pack. I don’t want to move boxes. I don’t want to unpack. (Well, the last part I guess I wouldn’t … Read More Asking for Help
This is my last Monday as a stay-at-home Mom. Sad. And exciting. I spent my Mother’s Day packing up my bedroom for the July move and getting my kids to go through their stuff, too. We’re at least packing away our winter clothes, although today I’m riding out the east-coast storm in a sweat suit. My plan for this week is to dig in … Read More Beating a Dead… Fish?
Buying a brand-new home is tricky, because the newness of it suddenly makes all of your stuff look old and used. I have a tendency to hold onto some things way beyond their useful lives, but how do you really know when to replace or update things? My white sofa is definitely on the “kick to the curb” list, even if it means I … Read More How Do You Know When it’s Time to Let Go?
Mr. Nice Guy seems to be fading out of the picture. I warned him at his last visit that I will probably start to become even more self-absorbed and obsessive about my new job and about the new house as things start moving. I think he’s either afraid of me or playing some sort of stupid game. Maybe he’s trying to give me some … Read More A Life of My Own