Laissez les bons temps rouler

That’s right, the good times. I can hardly believe I am typing those words. It has been a really long road for me, but lately everything seems to be coming together. I thrive on having a schedule, although if asked I would never admit to it. haha  Between teaching, the kids, swim practice, church and everything else in between, I am so much happier when I am busy. Give me a day or two of nothing to do and I am a total slug!

Anyway, I’ve been tackling some tasks that are a little foreign to me. My car alerted me that it needed antifreeze. So I found the correct hole and measured what little was left. Bought the antifreeze and filled it up. This may sound like absolutely nothing, but honestly 15 years ago I could not raise the hood of my Thunderbird. Someone driving by stopped to help me.

Yesterday the pipe under the kitchen sink tore apart. I found where it had broken lose, cleaned out the pipe and put it back together. Even put some caulking stuff around it in case it wanted to leak again. This is truly scary stuff.

I’ve been swimming and I LOVE being in the water. We are able to swim at least three times a week and I have definitely found my latimus dorsi. I feel so good and have even dropped some weight. My focus has been to move away from processed foods and eat more whole foods. I will say that has been a little challenging, but I am going to conquer it!

Overall, I would say that I am the happiest I have been in a really long time. In the past, I’ve felt like I have just been barely keeping myself above the water. Now I feel like I am floating the river of life 🙂 I know that it will not stay all rainbows for long, but just to have a sense of accomplishment is so rewarding. (Did I tell you I also started my last Master’s class on Saturday? I will officially have my Master’s Degree in May!!!)




Eyes Wide Open

I will be the first to admit that I do get lonely. I miss having a significant other to ask me how my day was, someone to kiss my forehead or rub my back when it’s achy. I miss pillow talk at night or just sitting side by side and not having to say anything at all. Even though I have my children, I feel like there is a part missing from our family.

I do feel lucky, though, because I realize how important relationships are. I think a lot of people take their significant other for granted or even take advantage of their relationship. Just some thoughts I’ve been pondering this week.


To a Fabulous New Year!

Ok, so 2015 has the promise so far of being a pretty good year. Plus, I turn 40 in June. It’s been over four years since my divorce and the kiddos and I are just bee bopping away at life.

Sidenote…since this is about dating and being a single parent, my latest relationship ended right before Thanksgiving. I was pretty broken hearted. But I do believe that everything happens for a reason. Living in a small, rural town, it’s really hard to meet someone that is educated and single. I am always on the lookout (ha!) but I know that God will send him when He knows I’m ready…and the kids.

Now, onto 2015. I’m one that has always had my dad or boyfriend or ex hubby do the “manly” things around the house. I’m trying to change that, somewhat. After all, I do have two boys that I want to grow up to be self efficient young men one day. I checked and changed the antifreeze in my car today. That may not sound like a huge thing, but for the girl who could not even open my car hood about 10 years ago, it’s a HUGE improvement!!! (Did I ever tell you the story when I accidentally drove onto an airport runway?!?!)

Here are some more goals I would like to accomplish before I turn 40 in June.

*Earn my Hunter’s Ed license (scary because I’ve only been hunting once!)

*Go skinny dipping (yep!)

*Take my babies canoeing or kayaking (I actually did this last week!!!)

*Take my last class for my Master’s Degree (working on that)

That’s all I have right now.

Have a happy week!



A Balancing Act…Mom, Teacher, and Single

Hmmm…I have thought before about starting a blog. The main reason is just to get some thoughts out of my head and out to whomever might want to listen. Being with children pretty much 24/7, they sometimes don’t quite understand my POV. 🙂

About me. I am the mother of three beautiful, healthy and active children. All under the age of 11. I just finished my 13th year of teaching, the majority of that in first grade. I am also single. After 15 years of marriage, I find myself thrust back into the dating game and I have to admit, it’s not been too much fun. More about that later.