Here I Go Again

I guess sometimes the third try is the charm (just, please not for marriages…two is plenty!). After putting in three offers on three different houses, we are finally under contract and set to close just before Labor Day. I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m so ready to be settled. But I’m also scared of settling in.Continue reading “Here I Go Again”

Drama Queen

“Hi. My name’s Lisa and I’m addicted to drama.” Luckily that’s not true. But that hasn’t always been the case. Until the divorce, my life was pretty drama-free. I grew up in a stable environment and calm order was my status quo. And then the world fell out from under me. For 8 months, fromContinue reading “Drama Queen”

The Gift of Giving

I received a gift tonight. No, not one that was wrapped and sitting under a tree, nor one that came in a box at all. The gift I received tonight was the gift of giving.   My boyfriend and I made our usual trip to the gym this evening. Usual, with one small caveat –Continue reading “The Gift of Giving”

Perfection in a Chipped Plate

In my old house, I strove for perfection.  My ex and I were constantly laying tile, painting walls, building furniture, and then repainting walls. We looked for furniture, dishware, and accessories that would give a Pottery Barn look on a Target budget. I once spent over 30 hours looking for just the right throw pillowsContinue reading “Perfection in a Chipped Plate”