Hi everyone! Things have been a little crazy here in the middle of nowhere. My gather password also got messed up and for some reason, it took me a while to get another one. But I'm back now. And I've really missed you. Strane that I've never met any of you, but I find myself thinking about you when I here items on the news or when certain things happen.
My divorce is (finally) final. Yes, it was a long time coming - four years to be exact. I don't feel much different, a little sad and at the same time relieved. I don't see dating in my near future. I still love my ex, so that would be a little unfair to anyone I dated. Perhaps it's best that I stay solo for a little while. I do know that many of you have encouraed me, prayed for me and loved me while this was going on. You will never know how much the good thoughts sent my way meant to me. I hope I can somehow repay you all for the care and concern you've shown to me.
My mom hasn't been feeling well, so I've stayed with her and my sister for the past two weeks. Here's a classic example of how life in the middle of nowhere works. I went home to pick up the clothes and mail on Saturday. One of my neighbors came over and gave me a hug, told me she was sorry the marriage didn't work out. Then, she asked if we would be selling the house. I explained that Scott took our liquid assets. I took the house, the mortgage and the credit card debt (and, in all fairness, the equity). This neighbor said she'd heard I would be moving to Ohio to be with my family. I had to nicely remind the neighbor that my family lives here...and she had met all of my family just a few months ago at my dad's funera. In a small town, everyone knows your business...or at least they think they do!
I look forward to catching up with everyone. I guess all of you are gettin ready for back-to-school. I've been a little disappointed with the offerings at many stores this year. Do you all remember the great CVS deals last year. Just about everything was eventually offered for a cheap price with everything on CVS bucks. I did find some folders for a penny at office max.
Is anyone watching Big Brother this season? I've had to put television on the back burner with my mom and everything. The class I'm taking this summer, though, will be over in two days. (Yeah!)
You probably haven't missed me...but I've really missed you!