Saturday, February 19, 2011

Crazy Week

So, this week has been crazy. Of course it started out with my first step back into the world of dating. That was a nice time but unfortunately I am not as ready as I want to be. So, now I have to figure out how to still be friends with the very nice guy who asked me out and I am having trouble doing that because I really feel guilty for not falling head over heels.

Then my 1 year divorce anniversary was Feb. 17th and it was a sad reflective day for me. I can't believe that it has been a year. But as I reflect on the year that I have had I think of all the things that I have done that I would never have done if I were still married. I have rented an apartment, bought a car, gotten my ears double pierced, gotten a tattoo, had my hair professionally high lighted, bought an Ipod, bought a Wii, started teaching in a new school, grown closer to God, had a first date, started an application to get a passport and many more things that I could probably go on about all day. I have also most importantly found myself. I have found the independent, boisterous, fun girl that I had lost. I am happy to have her back.

I used to think that I had my life all figured out and that is when God threw me a curve ball. I am trying to navigate a new life and even though I am still sad about all that I did lose God is showing me that he has much more planned for me.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Well, it is Valentine's day not a great day for all us single people so I won't dwell much on it. However, I am a preschool teacher and I did have 16 tiny, rambunctious, loud Valentine's who constantly tell me how much they love me. I guess in the end it all balances out.

I went on my date and it was a very good first date. But I learned some things about myself on this date. I learned that I still miss my ex husband and that I am not as ready to date as I thought I was. Now the part of me is mad at myself and can't comprehend why on earth I would still think about my ex but that is reality. So, I had to put my big girl panties on and let this very nice guy down as kindly as I could. I guess life is about learning and so as long as I am living it I still have a lot to learn.

I haven't started any new projects as of yet so I have nothing new to show. I am still trying to figure out this blog thing and the next thing will be to set up links from other blogs that I have put pictures on. Please have patience with me I am still learning.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February 8, 2011

So, it has been awhile since I posted anything so I thought I needed to do that. I really want to keep up with this and I am hoping that it will help hold me accountable for getting things accomplished.

I have been busy chatting with my guy friend this week. Thursday - HE ASKED ME OUT!!! I am very excited. Let me just tell you how great this guy is. I asked him if I could post on Face Book that I had a date because I have kept people in the know using Face Book since my ex walked out. I told him that I wouldn't post his name, mainly because it is no one's business as of yet, and that I wanted to ask for prayer because this was a big deal and I was very nervous. He said that he thought that was a great idea and asked that I ask for prayer for him as well because he was nervous too. Wow!! I am so not used to how this guy thinks. The more I chat with him the more I respect him and his determination to keep his priorities straight. He wants God first and then his family. I think that should be applauded. So, our date is Saturday and we are going to my friend's house, the one who got us chatting, and we are going to play games and eat. I truly feel that this man is amazing and he has absolutely no idea. Even if nothing ever happens with us I am blessed just to have gotten to know him over the past week.

Now on to a lighter topic - Projects. I have finished painting my trash can and I have worked diligently on my friends sign. Here are the pics for both of those. The sign is not finished I have to sand a little more, glaze it, and make sure that it looks old and well loved.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February 1, 2011

So, I have been trying to figure out what I have been doing the last couple of days to warrant an entry onto my blog. I am going to put a few new things and a few old things.

Well, I have mentioned that I have started a Face Book chatting relationship with a guy and for the last couple of nights we have stayed up late chatting and learned that we have a lot in common. My friend, the one who got us started, keeps asking me how I feel and she is so giddy that she can't help herself. Well, I have gone through a mixture of feelings but not the ones quite yet that she wants me to have. I have felt nervous, interested, like I have to over analyze what I am saying, and I have even felt guilty for talking to another guy. Which is crazy I am single and have every right to talk to whomever I choose. Right now it is more of a pen pal type relationship. We are finding out what each other does for a living, whether we like animals and what kind, and we have briefly touched on what each other does for fun. I don't know if and when we will actually meet each other and I am old fashioned enough to expect him to ask me out if he wants to actually meet. So, I will keep you posted and we shall see.

I have also been inspired to start some projects. Well, at least think about starting a couple of projects. I have a board that I am painting that I am going to put a saying on. I started that yesterday and put the 1st coat of paint on and just did the 2nd coat. This is actually a project for a friend so I really need to get it done and soon.
I also have a few other things that I am thinking about painting such as an old picnic basket and I am tossing around a few ideas in my head about what I really want to do with it. I also have a lamp that I have painted orange and I am going to add some designs to it and maybe put it in my kitchen. I will post pictures as soon as I get these actually started and maybe finished.