Dear Catie, It’s Nobody’s Business, But Here’s My Last Six Months In Gifs. (Featuring Emma Stone and the cast of Easy A)

 I mean, not really. I’m figuring it out for the most part and I’m pretty proud of how far I’ve come thus far in the journey. But, still. Here’s a quick series of gifs that explain how I feel, despite feeling all of this and having select few people who know little or nothing about me ask me how I’m doing, because… Let’s face it. They’re not doing it out of my best interest. They want the scoop, the dish, and the gold medal of being a friend ‘whose shoulder I can cry on, if I want to.’ Thanks.

When I made the decision to separate, and told close-to-me people. Thanks for the vote of confidence that I have an idea of what my life is like, and what it isn’t.

Which brought this on:

The gold-trophy-award-friend who gives me a shoulder to cry on to win said award (and gossip):

When I go on a date (since our separation):

I mean, dang. How do you really feel about me and my life decisions?

Because I’m tired of hearing this:

One thing I’ve learned about people who are divorced (and those who end up as single parents like myself), is to not be so judgmental. It’d be great if others did the same for me, you know, if you wanna be friends that is.:

So now, on my days off (Sundays), this is me… By myself… Being awesome:

And finally:

Love you, Catie. I’ll end with this:


Dear Catie, The other night we opened up our ‘Quote Books’.

And I wanted to post a lot of mine. However, this one in particular will be upon your request where we posted the ones we did collectively with reader Adam.

Our Chat

Me: (Who is completely obsessed with relatable quotes)
“If you insist on measuring yourself, put the tape around your heart instead of your head.” – Mr. Rogers

“Even if you are on the right track, you will be run over if you just sit there.” -Anonymous

“If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you ever be able to recognize when you’ve arrived?” – Anonymous

“Oh, the lovely thinking! The beautiful thinking.” John Steinbeck from East of Eden

“One of the tragedies of real life is that there is no background music.” -Annie Proulx

“The smallest goal achieved stands taller than the greatest intention. Do whatever your heart leads you to do — but do it!” – Unknown

“Treat problems as opportunities to be creative. As a result, your life will be vastly enriched.” – Anonymous

“He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes books.” – Anonymous

“One day is worth two tomorrows.” – Anonymous

“If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some; he that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.” – Anonymous

“A little neglect may breed mischief; for want of a nail the shoe for the horse was lost; for want of a horse the rider was lost; for want of the rider the battle was lost.” – Anonymous

“Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.” – Anonymous

“If a man empties his purse in to his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Anonymous

Adam: (Who is completely obsessed with American History / Presidents)
“We better hang together, because we will certainly hang seperately.” ~Ben Franklin

“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,” ~ JFK

“It is certain that we will, when we will.” – St. Augustine

“Comformity is the jailor of freedom and the enemy of growth,” – JFK

“You have nothing to fear but fear itself,” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free,” – Abraham Lincoln

“I will fight no more, forever,” – Chief Joseph

“Speak softly, and carry a big stick,” ` Theodore Roosevelt

“Facts are the enemy of truth,” – Don Quixote

“It is to be remembered, too, that the affections of men generally turns towards power,” – Alexis de Tocqueville

Catie: (Who is uplifting when we need it)
“May Fear & Dread not conquer me.” -Buddha

“You don’t love because, you love despite, not for the virtues, but despite the faults.” – William Faulkner

“…A different plant grows from each kind of seed.” – 1 Cor. 15:38

“The sun has one kind of glory, while the moon and the stars each have another kind. And even the stars differ form each other in their glory.” – 1 Cor. 15:41

“Don’t blindly believe what I say. Don’t believe me because others convince you of my words. Don’t believe anything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or texts. Don’t rely on logic alone, nor speculation. Don’t infer or be deceived by appearances.Do not give up your authority and follow blindly the will of others. This way will lead to only delusion. Find out for yourself what is truth, what is real. Discover that there are virtuous things and there are non-virtuous things. Once you have discovered for yourself give up the bad and embrace the good.” – Buddha

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain…” – Vivian Greene

“It is good to take others into account but when you start letting other peoples feelings and emotions dictate your decisions you only hurt yourself.” – Catie Cappadonna

“Forget the former things; do not dwell in the past.” – Isaiah 43:18

“The limit to your abilities is where you place it.” – unknown

“When love is not madness, it is not love.” – Pedro Calderon

“Be bold enough to dream even if you have to take huge risks. Never Ever Settle for anything but the VERY Best.” – Catie Cappadonna

Dear Catie, My son just did this.

Eli walks in to the room.
Eli sits in the computer chair.
Eli starts talking to the computer, calling it “Qwerty.” (Veggietales)
Eli recites gibberish and all I can make out is, “Matthew 19:26”
Eli quotes the rest of the episode this quote is from.
Eli leaves the room.

For kicks, I looked up Matthew 19:26.

“26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.””

 I am shaking. How much louder could God be than that when speaking to me?

I hope you see the miracle in this too, Catie.