Friday Fragments - Finding My New Normal

You know you look rough when a random guy looks at you and offers to buy you a coffee "or three or four"....lol. It's been an exhausting week! But now I get to take a load off of my mind with Friday Fragments.

Mommy's Idea

* Today is day one of a three day weekend for me. YAYY!!!

* I was thinking about something the other day. I got married the first time when I was 18 years old. We were married for over 12 years, separated for the last year of that time. I met John just after the divorce was final, married him a year later, and we were married for seven years.
My point here is that I've only been single for about a year of my life, and I dated during that time. But single and living on my own, only for that one year.
I am not a fan of it. Just being honest here. I'm not scared to be alone, it's just freaking weird. And now I get why - I've hardly ever done it before! Out of my almost 39 years of life, I've only been single for one year.
I'm not complaining - life is good, and I'm very happy. But now I understand why, on the weekends that the kids are with their dad, I often find myself staying over at a friend's house. Being in a completely empty house is so foreign to me.

* Wanna know something else I'm NOT accustomed to? NOT cooking for a crowd. I'm used to cooking for at least six people, often more. That number has been cut in half. Only....I still cook a pile of food! Tonight I made Shepherd's Pie, then texted Tim and told him to come eat with us. (which he gladly did!) I also frequently load him up with leftovers. He and his friends do not mind this at all!
P.S. Want to come over for dinner?

Have a great weekend!!


Amy said...

I've never been alone too but that's from having kids and an ex who forgot that they existed. :) I imagine that having an empty house will be a big change for me.

I started making the same amounts of raw food/casseroles and then freezing 1/2 of it. Like make a meatloaf and then turn it into 2 loaves and freeze one of them. It doesn't stop the leftovers but it has cut down on a lot of them.

Hope life is going well for you!

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

I'm not a fan of being single either, but I'm even less of a fan of dating and so I have been single for 7 years, but like you, at the time of my divorce, I'd never been single!

I'm ready to be done... but I still hate dating... to bad we don't live close to each other!

Myya said...

My hubs works a lot so I am alone, I am constantlu loooking for things to do. I always ask one of my sisters over or go crash them. I just would rather have people around. I've been with the hubs since I was 15 so I have no idea what I would do without a guy around either. My older sister just got divorced after 18 years & so far she is loving it. She loves being by herself & cooking for just her on the weekends that her son is at his dad's. I don't know how she does it. LOL

Erin said...

I was the same way, always with someone, always married, never lived alone until prior to this marriage and now? sometimes I want to go back! haha