This last week has seen some significant progress in my world. The papers were officially delivered to Chris (a.k.a. Mr. Mess). I have an appointment for a deposition with my lawyer. The ball is rolling, and things are going in the right direction.
School has been busy, but good. I’m learning quite a bit and enjoying the ability to stretch myself. There was a work trip that took me away for the weekend during a time when I had a lot of work to do for school (3 papers). It also coincided with a surgery that my dog needed to excise a tumor and check it for cancer. Needless to say, last week was incredibly stressful. However, the papers got done impeccably, I generated new leads at work, and my precious Buddy is cancer-free and recovering well.
All of that has given me the ability to breathe again, and a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders now that the divorce is proceeding. I even had the opportunity to have a little fun! Last night I did a duet with a friend of mine who was opening a sold-out show. We sang Jason Aldean’s song “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” featuring Kelly Clarkson. We did an acoustic version with him, me, two stools and a guitar. It was amazing. We rocked the house. If you aren’t familiar with the song, here it is:
It was so amazing to go on stage and perform again. People were cheering and loving it. I had so, so many people come up to me afterwards and say that they were just blown away. I’ve missed having music be a part of my life in that way. I also got to pick out a cute outfit and break out my pink hair extensions again. I thought I would share some self-portraits from last night. Pink streaks are fabulous!
Finally, for some levity, I would like to share a little ditty from today. I decided to treat myself to my favorite Thai restaurant for dinner tonight. When I went by to pick it up, the owner who is an older, small-statured gentleman from Thailand, started asking me about how things are going for me. I’m a regular there, and used to go at least once a week when I worked close by. He said that he has noticed the man I used to bring in with me is gone. I laughed and said yes. He said it’s easier that way. I told him he was soooo right. Then, in his broken English, he told me, “Next time, you get better looking one.” I burst out laughing! I’m still chuckling to myself.
Yes, next time around I will get a better looking one. More than that, though, I’ll get a better all-around man. 🙂