Divorce Decision

With a pervasive sense of sadness, I drove to the courthouse, and filed my divorce papers.  

divorce paper

We’ve tried to make our marriage work, we just couldn’t.

The clerk couldn’t say how long it would take to have a court date. So, we’ll see….

 

 

Endings are always bittersweet.

Bitter, because I feel like a failure.   This is my third divorce.   What kind of awful person am I, anyway??   (The only saving grace in my mind is, the first 2 divorces were to the same husband.   No one can ever say we didn’t try!)

Sweet, because it will be a relief to just have it done, and over with.   Even as amicable as we are, there is always a certain tension.

So, on to practical matters.  For obvious reasons, DH will now be referred to as XH. (EX-Husband.)

We have agreed to remain friends, so he may still appear now and again.

My name will be changing again.   Not to my last married name, but to my first married name.  Since we have children together, with that name, and I was a Woideck longer than anything else, except my maiden name, Hawkins.

boutonniere pink roses white suit

“Boutonniere-whitesuit” by David Ball – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boutonniere-whitesuit.jpg#/media/File:Boutonniere-whitesuit.jpg

 

 

  My last married name, Sanchez, never felt truly mine.  Probably because he died of cancer after only 2 months.   And being a widow was so shocking, and painful, that nothing felt right.

 

 

 

 

And now a new chapter begins……

purple new chapter logo

Hey, it says what I needed- (the first line anyway! ) AND- IT”S PURPLE!!

 

Medicinal Meyhem

I worked in the bathroom again.

The right drawer was frightful.

Right Side Drawer

Right Side Drawer

I probably could have stocked a small pharmacy outta there!

Here’s what I purged:

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Don’t worry, it was donated, not trashed.

Then, this:

 Expired Stuff

Expired Stuff

😦

But, here’s the good part:

The After

The After

Looks so much better.

Then it was the medicine cabinet’s turn.

This is my medicine cabinet.

20150606_233912I know, the mirror in a mirror thing freaks me out too!

This is my medicine cabinet on drugs.

Before

Before

Really doesn’t look all that bad.

Here’s what I purged:

20150519_220710Expired.  Not good.    😦

20150519_220736Donated to my Sis.  She loves Olay, I don’t.   Yes, I got it back in my couponing days.

So, after all that purging, what could possibly be left?

I’m glad you asked.  

Looking good! (If I do say so myself.)

Looking good! (If I do say so myself.)

Mayhem Marginalized.