"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Change Of Plans

Well, my plans for going back to Illinois to get my stuff took a turn on Friday when Grandma (of the family I am very close friends with here) had a massive stroke. She’s in the ICU and is not expected to recover. Of course this means that we cannot leave.
Please keep Grandma and the family in your thoughts and prayers. This is really hard. It was very sudden- she was just fine when some of us saw her on Thursday, and then on Friday she had the stroke.

EDIT: Grandma passed away at 3:15 this morning. Please pray for us.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Well, things have been moving along at a lightning pace here in NY! I bought a new car last week and my old car is being happily driven by a friend. I just love my new car! It’s a 2011 Honda Civic EX. I never ever thought I’d ever buy a red car, but this car was so pretty I just knew I had to get the red one :)


I also found a cute little apartment that I’ll be signing the lease for tomorrow! It’s well within my budget, walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants and shopping, and very centrally located for just about anywhere I might find a job. I will start moving in on Saturday :)

And last but not least I’m leaving Sunday with a friend to go back to Illinois and get the stuff that Michele has so graciously stored for me! We’ll load it into a U-Haul truck and be back home in NY by Wednesday!

I already have a place in my apartment designated for a little sewing corner and I tell you, I cannot WAIT to start sewing again! First on the agenda is a shower curtain! I couldn’t find one I liked, but I found fabric to make my own :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Little Bit Of Autumn

So I’ve been home in NY for a little over a week now! There has been a bit of an adjustment period, and I’m sure there’s more to come. But overall I am so happy to be home!

I was also fortunate enough to come home at just the right time! I know that snow is just around the corner, but right now it’s so pretty, and it’s going to get prettier!


I took this today- aren’t the reds gorgeous? Autumn is by far my favorite season and no place does autumn like the Northeast :)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thank You, Michele!

I am so fortunate to have many good friends. Everyone has been so supportive of me through this divorce and moving process.

There is one, though, who really stands out.

I would like to thank Michele. She is a truly amazing woman and has been so supportive and helpful to me!

She let me live at her house during the separation and divorce.

She helped me pack and move all my stuff to her house, where she is letting me store it until I can come back for it in November.

She went shopping with me and helped me pick out some kick a$$ clothes for the court appointment and job interviews.

She’s made me laugh, let me talk about my feelings and really helped keep me on an even keel through this whole process.

I can never, ever thank her enough. Ever. I am going to really miss her. I’m going to miss her hot tub too :) But mostly I’ll miss Michele.


A couple people have asked why I am moving to New York. The answer is simple. I am from there. I belong there. I have missed New York so much I cried nearly every day of the 9 years I lived in Illinois. I have amazing close friends there. It’s home. And I am SO looking forward to going home!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

...And That's That

I am now officially divorced. My lawyer is my hero. Filing to final, this divorce took 21 days. I think that must be a record!

I've also taken my maiden name back. I spent a LOT of time waiting in lines this morning to make that happen, but it's all done! Now I'll have to change my name on everything.

Next up? The move to New York! I'm leaving Illinois on Thursday.