I feel like an A$$, and this feels like a bribe…


I am currently separated.  I consider “him” my IN-significant other.  And before you judge me or my words know that I have been abused by him mentally, verbally, spiritually and yes, physically.  For 6 years.  We’ll save my reasons for later.  I can be and have been the bigger, better person.  I excused him of his duties back in April.  All I asked was that he get his things and get out.  I asked for a few more things from my Higher Power, but that’s for another post.  My point being that, I did not want to ask for money from him.  And I have stuck to my guns.  (Pride:  another “dirty” word to be discussed in a different post.)  I did however mention that if he had a few dollars to spare, I would not say no to receiving this wonderful gift he would be so willing to just hand over to me.  Can you “hear” the sarcasm?  Well, this afternoon he came to my home and gave me some cash, from a big wad he was holding.  As much as I would have been very grateful for any amount, I would soon realize that the “golden” carrot would soon come with a bigger “payout” and a string attached.  After a few moments of thought, and I always do the right thing, I took the money and agreed to sign the divorce papers.  After taking the money to the bank, hey, I got bills too, and agreeing to the divorce, I found myself second guessing my decision.  Do I really want him back?  Do I really want that type of person in my life?  Can I really achieve all my hopes and dreams on my own?  I taught my (now adult) children to be independent shouldn’t I continue to set an example for them?  The answer has already been stated:  Do the Right Thing!           Christine


We all look at the male lion as being the strength, and rightly so, of the animal kingdom.  He is massive, he is powerful, but he only hunts for one; himself.  Now look at the lioness.  She is the epitome of family.  She is the one that takes care of her cubs, protects them and teaches them.  She is also the one that determines who her mate will be, if only for a brief moment.  She chooses the one that is the strongest so that she can carry on these genes and traits.

I found this image the other day and it got me thinking, which led me all the way to here.  To tell my story.  All 53 plus years of them.  It wasn’t until I realized that I was done with the “king” in my life that my life truly took a turn; for the better (95% of the time).  And this is where my story starts.

I created this blog in the hopes of helping others.  Staying positive in an all-too-consuming-selfish society is not an easy task for any of us.  But maybe if I can get you to laugh a little, cry a little, and breathe a little, you will know you are not alone, none of us are alone.  We just look for someone to be our little stepping stone and building block as we go along in this life.

So, enjoy: life, this site and the ability to laugh!


“Start a blog, Mom.”

Want to know what it’s like to be 53 and feel like you’re just starting out in life, again?  Well, that’s me.

The last 2 years have been an incredible journey for me.  I’ve gone from drinking heavily to a long stint in the hospital to surgeries, almost dying, kicking my husband out, looking at starting school again to wondering where my next paycheck may come from.  In all of this smells-like-chaos turbulence I call my world, my daughter’s wonderful wisdom was to start a blog.

I’m still exploring, learning the ropes and wondering what “it” is that I could possibly offer someone that they would be willing to pay for it.  When I figure that out, you’ll be the first to know.

The sites name is Sunny Side Over Easy.  As much as I try to see and find the positive in every situation, every person, every “problem”, there are days that He has a different plan for me.

I thought I would share my wit and humor on these days with whomever wanted to listen.  I will also share those sunny side up days as well.

If I can help one person see the brighter side of life, then I have done well.

Thank you for sharing with me.


Books and movies are like apples and oranges.  They both are fruit, but taste completely different. – Stephen King

Look to God