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September 18th, 2016 at 01:05 pm

1) I am a spender. I mostly spend on home improvement items, crafts, and things for my kids.

2) I am a saver. I always have a checking cushion. I always have an emergency savings in cash, saving accounts, and lines of credit.

3) For the first time in over 4 to 5 years, I have credit card debt that wasn't paid in full this last statement.

4) I have used up all my savings pretty much dry in the last month, because...

5) I am in the process of a divorce. My choice, but so much pain- headaches and heartaches.

6) I have previously blogged here under "someone who walks thru a sticky black material" since 2010 but due to #5, I am a little cautious.

7) I am in the lower-30's years old.

8) I have two awesome little boys (toddler ages) who are autistic.

9) I used to dream of learning languages and traveling, but I have learned that I am more of a homebody.

10) I dislike politics. I understand them too well, having worked in a field that dealt with them. I cannot wait for the election to be over.

11) I have primarily lived in two Midwest states my whole life, plus short stints in Boston and South Carolina.

12) I cannot wait to really have my life 100% in my hands again. I have my boys and I have me. We are HAPPY.

13) I graduated from college in the beginning hard-hit part of the recession. I shall always be bitter about the choices those a few years before me and those a few years after me got to have.

14) I have learned that I no longer have a favorite color. I like brights and I like neutrals and I like black/greys and I like browns...

15) I struggle to understand the girly-girl types who don't want to learn how to do things themselves or get down and dirty to fix/build something.

16) I love dressing up in skirts and dresses, but I am horrible at managing my fine hair and makeup.

17) I started suffering with depression and anxiety last fall, when I could no longer keep up with a full-time job due to the children's therapies, among other family issues. After several different medications, talk therapists, removal of stressors (see #5 for one, :-p), supplements, and exercise, I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

18) I cannot eat things in the nightshade family: tomato, potato, peppers, paprika, etc.

19) I am an introvert who can host shindigs and talk-the-talk like an extrovert, but I need my me-time to recharge.

20) I read frequently, but post infrequently. I love the SA family.

8 Responses to “My List”

  1. laura Says:


    I'm on my third re-incarnation of my blog; sometimes new beginnings need to begin across all lines (blogs included). So glad that you stayed, though!

    I'm sure that the transition is stressful, but hopefully there will be a respite from stress on the other side, and that you are able to maintain equilibrium for you and your boys.

    I wish you peace on the journey. Smile

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Glad you are still here. A divorce is an awful thing to go through, whether it is your choice or not. Be good to yourself, you really need the TLC now.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    I remember your previous blog. So sorry you have to be so private, but totally understand. Hope it all goes well for you and you can begin anew.

    I'm with you on the fine hair and make up...I'm allergic to most make up and my hair has a mind of its own, what little of it there is.

    Wish you the best. You are awesome and how blessed your little guys are to have you!

  4. Tabs Says:

    Awww I think this is one of the sadder lists I've read on here. However, I am glad that you are being candid about it, and by all means, I hope that things will get better for you soon.

    I am very much like you in #19; an introvert who is capable of being extroverted when the situation calls for it.

    I am much less #16 though. Can't do dresses and skirts hahaha.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Hi there! Sorry about your depression and marriage ending. Glad to hear from you again!

  6. PatientSaver Says:

    I think that introversion comes in several varieties. Mine is the kind where I have no trouble one on one, but put me a group of any size and I clam up or take a back row seat.

    I'm wishing your divorce proceeds quickly and with minimal stress.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm also not great at managing my hair, which is not fine, but tends to end in a ponytail. And even then doesn't always look neat.

  8. scottish girl Says:

    I was actually just thinking about you the other day. Glad you've decided to stay with SA. I'm also an introvert in my early thirties. Take care of yourself.

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