Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Break, birthday and more......

Well, we are finally moved and settled into our new home.  It has been a long time coming and seemed like the boxes multiplied as they sat in the truck waiting to move from point A to point B. I can not even imagine moving across country, across Tulsa from one suburb to another is hard enough.  

In the process of the move, the computer crashed (or became extremely tempermental) and so, I bought myself a new apple computer for my birthday.  I am still getting used to it and don't have any pictures loaded onto it, but at least I can get my mail and make a new posting (now that I remembered my log in info!).  

Everyone needs to cross the river and stop by for a visit.  It is really just a quick drive and we are learning new routes everywhere.  I never even knew how to get to Highway 75 before and now I use it daily (and I have lived here for my entire 37 years!).

Kids had to spend a few days each with Mike for Spring Break, so we will celebrate my 37th birthday a day late tomorrow.  Ashley and I did manage to eat at Zio's and do some shopping today though.  I even got a hair cut.  Time for something new.  Guess this has been a year of changes.  It has been almost a year now since Mike walked out of the door, so I have survived a year of being a single mom (even though the divorce is only two months old).  I have learned lots along the way, but probably the most important thing that I have learned is that I truly have some awesome friends!  They have all been a tremendous help for me this past year.

Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes today.  Can't believe that I am 37!!!



Sunday, February 1, 2009


Boxes, Boxes, Boxes, Boxes, and More Boxes........
Everywhere I look, there are boxes!!! I am so tired of looking at them and wondering if I have packed them well enough that I am about to go box crazy! We began packing two weeks ago when we got a contract on our house, only to have the closing date moved back 6 days. Six days does not seem like a really long time, but when your life is packed away in a box, it seems like an eternity!!!! I am tired of the children asking me if I packed...or if I packed that...and how come I packed... The questions are endless and blaming. They think that I should leave it all out until the day we move. If only it were that simple!! I have forgotten what my house looked like before the invasion of the boxes and will be ever so glad to load them into a truck this coming weekend to move them to their new home. If anyone is interested in helping me move (especially those of you who are willing to loan me husbands for the day) I would love to have your help! I will get the truck on Friday and start packing it up. We will keep it for at least a week. We close on one house a week from tomorrow and the other two days later. I am hoping to hold onto my sanity until then?!?!? Sometimes I think it is impossible, especially when I dream night after night about piles of BOXES..........................

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Over the River and Through the Woods.....
At least over the river, the Arkansas that is, to our new home in Jenks. It is really quite hard to believe, but our house sold in about a month and we bought a new one! Anyone wanting to help move, come on over! We will try to move the last weekend of January (weather permitting) and be in our new house sometime in February. It is all so exciting for us and we can hardly wait to get moved and learn about our "new" town. If you email me, I will send you all of the new info (address, phone number, etc) so we can keep in touch with everyone! And once we get settled in, you will all have to come and see us!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


I never actually thought that this day (yesterday) would arrive. But I am now an officially "divorced" woman. It was a bitter sweet day. I was sad as an ending had come to fifteen years of marriage. Something I thought that I would personally never see. As I left the courthouse, I felt like crying, that somehow I had failed. But, I know better. I was also happy that all of the craziness could be put behind me and that I could finally feel like I was moving forward with my life instead of sitting in limbo. It was a day to grow up and learn who I am (at the age of almost 37). Where I will go from here, I am not entirely sure. The only thing that I am still certain of is that my kids are the most important thing in the world to me. They are what it is all about right now and trying to make sure that they are healthy and happy. Right now, that is where my focus is. Making sure that they have what they need and helping them put their lives back together as well. It has been a long, hard journey, but we are embarking on a new (and hopefully better one) today. Thank you to everyone who has prayed for us and sent us words of encouragement over the past year. We were blessed to have wonderful friends and family.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Life As I Know It......
A year ago, someone could have told me that I would begin a life as a single mom and I would have laughed at that thought. The statistics that four or five out of every ten are divorced were something that I found crazy, I wondered how that could happen. And then, last spring, I found myself in a boat headed that very direction. It has been a very long and painful journey for the kids and I, but I have to believe that we will be better people because of it. Although the divorce is not final, and really and truly I have been a single mom for years in most senses of that statement, it seems that we are embarking on new and hopefully improved lives. I will continue to home school the children for the remainder of the school year and hope that we will enjoy our time together before they head back to school in the fall of next year. Not something that any of us are looking forward to, but yet part of the journey that we must complete due to decisions beyond my control. At that point, I guess I will begin looking for a job teaching (something I have not done in a public school since before Ashley was born)! I also have thoughts of returning to school, but we will have to see where we end up. We also have the house up for sale and with luck and a lot of prayers, it will sell quickly and we can close that chapter in our lives as well and move to a new home that the kids and I actually get to choose! It is really quite exciting and something that we are all looking forward to! I have to say, as this long journey of marriage comes to an end and the journey of a single mom begins that I am a little apprehensive, some excited and mostly thankful for my family and friends who have helped me cope with all that I have been through already and will continue to be there for me as I learn to be on my own for the first time in years and the first time to be on my own with kids. The prospect is scary, but I know that we can do it and we will do it well. Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers and concerns for all of us, they have truly been a blessing!