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February 27th, 2009 at 06:19 pm

Howdy---I have not written in so long. I am so sorry to you and to me. Lots happening. Lots of---- all sorts of what nots. My tile is down and the laundry room is back together. My dad came up this week and striped the wallpaper in the powder room. How awful! My ex did not size the walls and my dad just about lost his mind. He got it down and primed the walls alot! So in two weeks he will paint it. The brass towel bar is gone...ickey!

My mom is helping pick a wallcolor. She loves to do that sort of thing. I have a lady coming to give me an estimate to take the paper down in the kitchen. My dad is too old to be doing this. He loves it but he is not young! A powder room---ok......but not the kitchen. If the price is right I may bite the bullet and do it! It will be the last remains if married life. I am so enjoying making over and doing over!

Work is going OK....we are under new management I guess.....things are changing again. Hours cut...hours added.....sick time changes.....very very confusing. I still have a job.....so OK I am cool with it. I got two free chairs and a table for the outside today at work. I also gave my co-worker stuff to sell at her upcoming house sale. I hope to make few bucks for zero work. I am working this Saturday for about two hours.
Just to help out. Not too hard I guess.

My son is home for spring break.....it will be harder as far as money goes. He likes to EAT!! We are getting our cars checked on Monday---so hopefully my mechanic finds everything in great shape.
Fingers crossed!

I put $30 in my credit union. So I now have $600 saved for a leather couch and love seat and chair. I want to pay cash for as much as possible. I am enjoying saving as much as I can. It is like a small game to me. I have not spent anything on me. I am trying to NOT buy a thing. I need socks. That will be my only purchase for some time.
Tonight we took the night off and ate at Ci Ci's pizza. It was fun to not cook.

I had my ex's current business partner call me this week. I have not talked to him in about 5 years. Once I got divorced I guess he chose my ex's "side".
We were friends for years along with his wife....since college! It was a nice call on the cell phone. I was pretty shocked he called me. I am still not sure why he called. He told me he felt bad for many years for me. He asked how I was. I told him I have many days that are very hard and rough and difficult but so many more days that are blessed and happy. He again apologized for not ever calling me. He called on Ash Weds. Maybe he felt God calling him to make up for lost time....maybe his soul was feeling uneasy. Or maybe he is just pulling a fast one on me. I am not sure. He told me he felt badly about how things turned out. I told him not to fear but I thanked him for his kindness.......haunting and yet strange.

Life is so full of twists and turns. What would my life be like had I not been divorced? I am not sure. I like my life and I am proud of what I have done with it. I like my job and my co-workers who I consider to be the best group of friends one could ever have. I am so happy I lost weight and got my spirit person in shape. I am glad I have my own money to be in charge of. I actually like to pay my own bills and feel a sense of ownership. I enjoy every single struggle and obstacle....I seem to learn so many things all the time. I do not miss feeling bad about myself or feeling less than. I do not miss being overweight and feeling like a nothing. I am glad the depression is gone. I am so glad I left an abusive church and a ridiclous pastor.
I am glad to be feeling so much better about me and life.

Life is good. Frugal and fab!

5 Responses to “Single Mom Life”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    I'm glad life is better for you now. Odd that fellow would call now, but it can be hard after a little time has gone by and a person feels odd calling...nice that he overcame and reached out to you.

  2. Petunia Says:

    Sunshine, it sounds like you have a great life and that you are happy. How weird that that old acquaintance would call. . . but life is like sometimes.

  3. cptacek Says:

    I didn't want to take wallpaper off, but I knew if I just painted it you could see the seams. So what I did was first paint it with Kilz, and then got some joint compound and a 6" wide spatula-like thing and made a pattern on the wall with the joint compound. Just make sure that you cover the seams with the compound. You can use big wide sweeping gestures or little mini gestures, but just be sure to do it consistently around the room. Then paint. Wallah, no seams, and no stripping!

  4. nance Says:

    When removing wallpaper in my bedroom, I got SO frustrated, that I went to Home Depot and bought a steamer. That helped a lot. It is a little tricky, but sure makes it go faster.
    Glad things are looking up for you. I've been there, done that. It makes you feel so good, and so "competent" to be independent and doing well.

  5. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Hey,my Dad removed wallpaper from one room in my house, too! But the wallpaper had been professionally applied, and with the help of a rented steamer it came off very easily--like magic! We had rented the steamer for 24 hours, so we took it down to the kitchen and used it to steam clean the tiles and grout on the kitchen walls. (Old style kitchen: white tile, black tile trim--very practical.) I now know that if I ever wallpaper I will take the time to do it right!

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