Sunday Reflections – 7 February 2016 – The end of the single mom thing


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Happy Sunday! For the football fans among you, are you excited about the big game tonight? I just hope it is a good game. We invited some of our friends to watch the game with us, so it should be a fun time at least.

Jim spent the week on what should be his last business trip for a while. It will be wonderful to see his face at home in the evenings again. As he said the other day, there is nothing glamorous about travel anymore, so I know he is relieved that his trips are at an end for the near future as well.

Poor Connor had a rough week. He and his girlfriend decided to part ways. Actually, she called it quits, but he admitted that he was going to pull the plug in another month or so. I think they both realized that they are better friends than girlfriend/boyfriend, which is surprisingly mature of them. I know he is still struggling with the decision and the need to shift his feelings from romance back to friendship. The end of your first major relationship is always tough, and we have been helping him assuage his broken heart.

Holly settled into her new dance schedule. The additional ballet rehearsals are now on Monday, keeping her at the studio for five hours. To me, it sounds like a lot, but she enjoys every minute of it. In addition, competition season is less than a month away, so the weekend rehearsals are taking on an added urgency as they work to clean up the dances to make them performance-worthy. It never ceases to amaze me how she can be the crabbiest girl in the world before dance and the happiest girl in the world after dance. I wish it were that easy for the rest of us!

My week was just as busy as I expected it to be, but after six months, I finally got to dig my hands into some of the financial reports on which businesses run. I forgot how much fun that is. (I know, I am a numbers nerd.) There is something so satisfactory about seeing all the numbers add up or balance to zero. It is the first time in a long time I have felt content at the end of each day.

As for the other part of my life, I only had one review this week: Burning Midnight. The rest of the week, I wrote another post in my series about organization and personal helpful hints, Getting Shit Done: Managing the Dreaded In-box as well as gave an update on my progress on adopting my one word for the year, Making the Grade: #oneword Update. I rounded out the week with my regular features, the weekly summaryWhat’s For Dinner?, and Fabulous Friday. Please check them out if you have not done so already.

That’s enough of my rambling for the day. Enjoy your Sunday, eating yummy food and enjoying the game or not if football is not your thing. Have a wonderful, relaxing day and even better week to come, and I’ll see you next week!

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16 Responses to Sunday Reflections – 7 February 2016 – The end of the single mom thing
  1. Brandie
    February 7, 2016 | 1:42 PM

    I’m happy for you to have your hubby back for awhile! And I’m sorry Connor is going through that – the first broken heart is the worst. Holly is such a superstar! It’s great that she has something she loves so much like dance. I’m really hoping that is Sunnie some day.

    Enjoy the game tonight with your friends! We’re going to my brother and sister in laws for dinner and to watch part of the game. I’m making the Smucker grape jelly meatballs (omg, amazing – have you had them?) and my hubby is making some sort of jalepeno cream cheese wrapped in bacon thing. Super Bowl means eating fun food, right?

    Have a great week, Michelle!

  2. Lisa
    February 7, 2016 | 2:49 PM

    Oh, the end of that first love is tough, whether you were ready for it or not. And there’s no way to make it better as a parent. Glad you’re solo parenting days are at an end!

    • Michelle
      February 12, 2016 | 10:56 AM

      It has been a rough week, but it looks like he has found peace with it. She even came over to the house to work on a group project, so their determination to remain friends seems to be holding steady.

  3. susan
    February 8, 2016 | 8:23 AM

    The game turned out to be a pretty close good one, although not much offense by either team. It was a defensive night! Hope you had fun.

    • Michelle
      February 12, 2016 | 11:02 AM

      I was thoroughly bored by the entire event. The commercials, the game, the halftime show – all of it was enough to make me regret watching it. I had fun with my friends, so there is that.

  4. Amanda
    February 8, 2016 | 11:13 AM

    As a fellow numbers nerd, I know exactly that feeling of satisfaction!! Glad you’ll have home-support again here.

  5. Sarah's Book Shelves
    February 8, 2016 | 11:32 AM

    Glad your husband is finally home! Yay for no more single momdom!

  6. Ti
    February 8, 2016 | 1:15 PM

    My son and his girlfriend broke up about two weeks ago. It’s tough because they love each other, are really great together but since he left the Mormon church (long story) they don’t see a reason to continue to date. It’s rather sad because we love her and the family and they’ve been together for two years. They are still going to prom together unless something changes between now and then. They are in the show together as Seymour and Audrey, Little Shop. It’s all a little weird. I feel like they should just continue to date until they don’t enjoy each other anymore but that’s me.

    • Michelle
      February 12, 2016 | 11:20 AM

      Oh, that is so sad! I think still having feelings for each other makes it worse. How is he doing? How awkward is the show?

  7. Trish
    February 9, 2016 | 11:14 AM

    I feel like keeping up with you and Ti gives me a glimpse into how busy my future will be once the kiddos are older (though I’m not sure they’ll be in quite as many activities…or at least as focused). So busy!!

    But, it sounds like a lot of good things and it’s such a joy to be excited about work. I loved when I could get my hands on a good project and really sink my teeth in. I’m certainly not ready to get back to work yet (Scott asks me every day when I’m coming back!), but it’ll be good when I get there.

    Hope y’all are having a great week!

    • Michelle
      February 12, 2016 | 11:23 AM

      Just you wait, Ms. Trish! Your turn is definitely coming! But, knowing you, you will be one organized momma, well-stocked with healthy snacks and freezer meals and all sorts of things necessary to keeping everyone healthy and happy.

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