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    I told you so!

    No, it didn’t taste good., originally uploaded by Suddenly Single. This was the first piece of pizza I have had in probably 4 months. Actually this is the first piece of bread I have had in that long. So what made me finally cave in?  too tired to NOT eat it. Last night I packed up my bye-bye bag and headed to Lodi to hang out with some of my sky friends. The combination of people was screaming trouble, and I was game to get into a little of it. Since I’ve lost weight, I think my alcohol tolerance has gone to zero. I use to be able to have…

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    Movement…

    The new year is right around the corner and I am giddy with excitement! I’ve decided to change so much in my life and even though many of them are already in motion, the new year is  the rock solid date fora few of them. Prepping for the new year has been challenging, but I am ready. I’ve decided that I am letting go of all that anger and resentment I have been carrying with me. The first part of that is forgiving myself.  This is the hardest part. I got a facebook message from a reader and she opened up to me and her words have had a healing…

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    and it begins…

    I go old school, originally uploaded by Suddenly Single. I admitted to someone the other day, “I’m the only person left on the road that still has a cassette tape player and not a CD player.” This was only one of many admissions of the person I am. Since I have the damn thing, I figured I would buy some tapes. The only one I have listened to is Def Leppard. Over and over again. I’m not a ‘retro’ type of person, but I tend to embrace what I have. I have a tape player, I have cassettes, I have a two hour commute to work and home. I am…

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    New Years..time for another letter to self…

    Goodbye 3 day weekend!, originally uploaded by Suddenly Single. I didn’t write a letter last year. This year I will. Dear Kristine, I was way hotter than 2009 right? Because 2009 was a total dick to you and I was really good to you. I mean, other than that whole heart break thing. My bad, i’m sorry. You weren’t ready. He wasn’t ready. You two just seemed to be an unstoppable force and I just let it ride. I figured I would let 2011 deal with it. Let’s recap. You uh…well..hmm. Shit, sorry. WAIT, I got one, your divorce was finalized! You lost your house. Again, sorry about that. You…

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    Merry Christmas 2010

    This year was a quiet one.  As I type, Alyx is playing downstairs with her new Ipod touch and the other two are playing Family Feud on the Wii. I knew it was going to be a year with no gifts for me as I am as single as they come, so I bought myself a pair of new heels, 2 more sweaters…as if I need another one and a book I have been waiting to go to paperback so I can afford it.  Instead of waiting, I downloaded it when I installed Kindle on my phone. My mom and sister have been asking me to give them book suggestions…

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    ouch…ouch…OH HELL THIS HURTS!

    Baby, I’m a star!, originally uploaded by Suddenly Single. My sister’s bucket list keeps changing and I have to say, I’m okay with it. She decided that she wanted to try skydiving, which I have to say…I SUPPORT. She also said she wanted to run a marathon and hike a mountain. Last two…not so much. Gotta say. I don’t want to be a bad sister, but I have talked her down from the marathon and into a 10k and hiking Mt. Lassen this summer. She has agreed. I started training and she is blessed by God with the ability to be able to pull that inner strength from her elbows…

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    The Dark Passenger…

    The Dark Passenger…, originally uploaded by Suddenly Single. I was having the most beautiful dream last night. There was this beautiful lake and I was surrounded by people I adore. The sun was so hot it was stinging my skin and I walked up on this plank that over looked the lake. Everyone was joking as if they were going to push me in, but before they could make their way to me, I began to run and when my feet left the plank and hit the cold water I was filled with this amazing, joyful feeling. I grabbed at the weeds at the bottom of the lake and pulled…

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    I am.

    I am., originally uploaded by Suddenly Single. Every day there is one more thing that reminds me that I need to do just this. Today is just another ‘every day’. I keep making the steps to do just this, and then I make the foolish mistake of taking 19 steps backward. Today. Today is the last day I will do that. It’s been two years of saying, “Next year will be better.” This year, this one is mine. I’ve made my resolutions and I’m sticking to them. 2011 I will be too busy to worry about what anyone else thinks. 2011 will be full of new, beautiful things. Before this…

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    Home for the Holidays.

    Kara had a rerun of this show on and the main character said, “We make boundaries and we find out that they don’t keep people out, they keep us boxed in.” I think the lesson I have forgotten that I held so dear to me is that this life of ours, it’s short.  In the big picture of things, we are only here for a short time.  Kara said, “In 90 something days…I’m going to be 18 years old.”  It was another reminder of how quickly our time here is.  It wasn’t that long ago that I was looking at her little baby fingers in the hospital and in awe…

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    Tomorrow is Tabitha’s birthday. I keep wanting to write something really nice for her,  but I was rereading some of the post with her in it and I think I have said it all. When I write my book, her chapter will be called.  “I hated her. She sucked. We became friends. I love her.” I remember thinking about her, “I wouldn’t trust that crazy bitch as far as I can throw her…unless I was her friend. She seems damn loyal to her friends.” Oh thank the lord I am on the other side of the friend/not friend line. We’ve learned a lot in the process of our friendship. 1.…