Jumping the broom. Or not. Or unjumping it. And dating folks that are in the process. Sorta.

Broom jumping quandry
I’ve been thinking about seeing the movie, Jumping the Broom. I like a good love story, but maybe the whole in-law static scenario hits too close for me right now. Or maybe it’s the caricature of the working class characters. Maybe there is more to the movie than what is being shown in the trailer. I hope so.

Better late than never?
Lately, I’ve been reading about and talking to people I know about these long marriages (20 years plus) where people decide to separate. Most of the time it has been without drama, but still, that seems like a lot of time to put into something that ultimately does not work. Then again, I’ve also known of people who spent decades working in a field they did not particularly love because of the security that came with the post. Hmmm.

And last, but not least..
Yesterday I read an interesting video¬†post down at Luvemorleavem.com that took a look at whether it is a good idea to date folks who are separated, but not divorced. I was really surprised that this was addressed because I thought that the new thing was dating while separated. I don’t think that could work for me because in the space I’m in right now, I’m not into shades of gray when it comes to the m-word, but like I said, it was interesting how so many of the columnists agreed and even the one who differed had great advice.

The end of the affair.

heartbWe had one wonderful last night together. It’s something how once I decide a relationship is not for me, the other party steps things up. Maybe it’s one of those things that can be sensed or something. Maybe once things are resolved, there is just less tension in the air. I don’t know. Read More »

I had a really blessed Valentine’s Day. I’m thankful for the wonderful gifts from my friends and my hubby.

All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
– Lucy Van Pelt

Max seemed to enjoy my gifts almost more than me, but such is youthful exuberance. The other kids enjoy the candy. I got the kids some treats for the day, which Little A appreciated a little bit more than the others, but that’s okay.
I thought a lot about what Diva wrote about Valentine’s Day being about appreciation. It is easy to take the wonderful people in my life and the things they do for granted, especially when things aren’t going the way I would like. Why can’t things just go the way I want? At all times? Is that too much to ask? Of course it is. I just have to remember that.

Happy Valentine’s/Singles Awareness Day!

“Ok, don’t jump on Mommy’s chair.”

“Don’t jump on Mommy, either…”

“That’s Little A’s breakfast, Max, You ate already.”

“You want to sing ‘Teddy Bear’? Again? Ok.”

Happy Valentine’s Day/Singles Awareness Day everybody!