Catching Up

Now that I ripped that band-aid off, it’s time to catch up on other sh*t going on in my life. In April, the wonderful G (and ex-husband #1!) turned 60! To celebrate, I took him skydiving! I surprised him with a skydiving trip when he turned 50 and he was totally into doing it again. Go George! Also, I love giving a gift that I get as well. Go Marni!

It was my 3rd jump and it’s so much fun every time. I also realized that I’ve gone skydiving every ten years, at ages 21, 31, and 41! Definitely going to keep doing it.

And in the last few months I was able to see two of my favorite people in the entire world, Uncle Daniel and Candi Coe!

I’ve known them since birth (they went to college with my dad), but haven’t seen them in forever. It was so good to catch up with both of them. Side note: they are probably 50% of the reason I don’t have kids. As a kid, I thought they were so cool (I still think they are so cool, btw) and living the best lives because they didn’t have kids. I was like, “f*ck yeah, these two have it figured out” and also I don’t like kids. Thanks for being the most awesome role models.

We’ve been working hard on my sister’s nonprofit and recently did a “Pints and Paint” afternoon that was so much fun! Per usual, I was the greeter:

If you’re in the Portland area and want to join, sign up on EventBrite for the next events on September 19 and October 17, 2021! Fingers crossed the entire world doesn’t shut down again. #getvaccinated #wearamask

Speaking of the world possibly shutting down, I’m pretty much isolating at home these days, except to go for walks and swims. And so…I’m back to puzzling!

This was a fun one, except someone thought it would be a good idea to eat some of the pieces. Ugh:

I’m not going to name any names, but I think the culprit looks like this:

LOL, he makes me laugh all the time. Tot’s 8 months old today and is still the cutest-cutest.

Hope you all have a great Sunday!

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Life Update: This One’s Major

Uh, hello. It’s been a while. Maybe you’ve learned by now that when I stop blogging, major sh*t is going down. And honestly, it’s mostly because I don’t know what to say and/or I don’t want to be a total Debbie Downer. Anyway, I’m back. And I’ve got to catch you all up on some crazy hilarious weird stuff.

Wow, I don’t even know where to start. Let’s go back to almost one year ago because f*ck me, I got married. Yep, that’s right J and I got married. By ourselves, on a beach. No one knew. One friend guessed, but she was the only one. We couldn’t have a big wedding (thanks covid) so we thought we’d elope and then have a big wedding later. I bought a beautiful dress and hired a makeup artist, an officiant, and a photographer (Daniel Stark is incredible). Here are some of my favorite pics:

It was so f*cking fun. Seriously, I loved it – even though it was freezing cold and raining and my dress was about 200 pounds after it soaked up an hour’s worth of rain/sand/ocean. Yes, it was also August – and f*cking raining. Welcome to the Oregon Coast.

I moved in with J in September and in June, I left him. Not even 10 months after we got married I moved into my own place. That’s right, I’m now getting divorced. Again. Am I surprised that we’re not together? No. Am I surprised that I married him? Sometimes. Our relationship hadn’t been good/healthy in a very long time and I kept hoping things would change. They didn’t. As you probably saw, I’ve been quite the sh*tshow in the last four years – I mean, I lived in a f*cking trailer for a while! WTF?!

I’m not going to get into all the details here, but I had not been happy in a long time – despite all my efforts to make things different. And now that it’s been a couple of months, I am happier than I’ve been in years. It’s taken a lot of work, including all the hippie woo-woo stuff like journaling, meditating, affirmations, walks, therapy, and a lot more therapy.

I’m living on my own (well, with little Tot) for the first time since I was 23. I love it. And I’m so proud of myself. It was so difficult to leave, but I knew I would never be happy and life’s too short to be in a bad relationship. I hope you hear that, LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO BE IN A BAD RELATIONSHIP. Also, it’s f*cking awesome to live by yourself.

Oh, and if you’re wondering, I told my family that I got married after I told them I left J. By group text, LOL. I think they were all confused. Sorry, mom and dad. And no, I’m not dating. I need a break. If/when that happens, I’m sure it will be interesting. And I now have some great photos for my dating profile – maybe I’ll title my profile “Third Time’s a Charm!” LOL.

I was going to write about a lot of other stuff, but I’ll save that for another post. I think this is enough for now. Oh but here’s an adorable picture of my niece Kennedy:

Yes, she’s 25 years old now. Wow.

Thank you for reading, I’ll be back soon!

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Mostly Totter Tot

As you may have guessed, I’ve been a bit obsessed busy with Tot. As expected, I’d forgotten how awful wonderful it is to have a puppy around. Whoa. I mean, yes, I’m madly in love and cuddle with him as often as possible, but OMFG, the attention he requires is insane. Can’t wait until he’s an old dog that just wants to sleep all day. But dang, he is pretty f*cking cute!

I’m sad to report that he can’t fit in that t-shirt anymore. And like true city-living @ssholes, we got him a patch of grass so that he can get used to going outside.

He still can’t go on walks (unless we drive to the middle of nowhere) because he can’t be around other dogs we don’t know so that has been a bit of a nightmare an obstacle. Try exercising a puppy in a condo…when he’s afraid of going up and down the stairs. Ugh. And that’s why we became even bigger @ssholes and enrolled him in nursery school!

This was really the BEST thing ever. He goes two days/week, gets basic training skills, plays with other puppies, gets introduced to adult dogs too, and is exhausted when he comes home. It has helped so much.

His preferred lounging spot:

I will regret letting him do this when he’s doubled in size.

A few months back, I got a balance board to use at my stand-up desk while I work. I love it and I finally took it out in front of Tot. He hopped right on with me!

Finally, Tot was able to meet his cousins, Bailey and Bevy, yesterday!

Doesn’t he look SO HAPPY?! Not surprisingly, Bailey (the puggle) hated him and Bevy loved him. It was so hilarious to see Tot and Bevy playing together. She must outweigh him by 50 or 60 pounds and he didn’t care at all. He just chased and chased and chased her. I think today will be full of naps for little Totter Tot.

Oh and I sold my house! We closed at the end of February, and everyone moved out in early March. Looking back, it sold quickly, and was probably pretty smooth. At the time, though, it felt like a nightmare and I thought it would never end. George and I took one last picture our last time there. Bitter sweet, for sure.

And I’m growing out my hair! My stylist sent me this comparison:

I think the pic the left is from June or July 2020. The one on the right is last month. I can’t say I’m loving the longer hair, but it’s getting healthier and we’ll see where it is in the next few months.

Finally, if you’re not listening to my sister’s podcast, Human is My Label, you should be.

Last week’s topic was microaggressions. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I always need to learn more about these. Some examples are: “Where are you from? Like originally?” Or saying, “How many fingers am I holding up?” to a visually impaired person. Or “Can I pray for you?” or “You can’t do ______, can you?” We all say them and we need to learn more about them. And honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever given them much thought…and that’s the problem. Anyway, listen and learn!! It’s good for you and humanity.

Hope you’re all having a great Sunday!

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