Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rock Bottom

Hi all! Welcome to my first post... and the beginning of my new life.

I am starting at ROCK BOTTOM... which has become my TERRA FIRMA and seems like the best place to begin. My husband passed away 3 years ago from ALS which depleted our life savings over the 10 year illness. All 3 kids have successfully reached adulthood.
I can no longer afford my house and must move; all of my possessions collected over 27 years of marriage have been sold... including my bed... to raise money for food and electricity. My 2 INDEPENDENT bookstores are closing because we can no longer compete with all the discount stores and online sellers. In short... I have no money, no income and soon, no house. Am I sad or upset? No, I'm excited!!!!

I am not without talent, family and friends. I can't wait to see what life throws at me next. I know I can handle it.

First on my list is to secure housing. I don't know how much longer my daughter and I can stay in our family's home, but I can assume it won't be much longer. So that is priority #1.

Next, I will start working on earning money. In the short term I will begin to sell my crafts and artwork on etsy.com. Feel free to follow my shop... uniqueandnovel. I am crafty in so many ways, expect to see all kinds of items. In the long run I have a few ideas up my sleeve. A few I can't talk about yet, but one I can is... I'm writing a book.

Apparently my life is not as normal as I thought it was. Over the years so many people have listened to my stories and commented that I should write a book. I finally listened and have begun the arduous task of working on my memoir. The working title is... Wearing High Waist Panties With Low Rise Jeans. It's kind of a 'coming of age' story for a middle aged woman.

Follow along as I reclaim my life and finally live for myself!!


  1. Don't know if my last comment posted, so sorry if repeating! Just wanted to wish you an amazing time; I have been watching you put on your "Big Girl Panties" for years now with great pride. You are amazing and we are all cheering for you!


  2. Awwww.... Thanks Andrea!!! You guys are so sweet... and you know I couldn't have done it without you!!! I've come a long way in the past few years... and still have a little more ways to go before I'm through with the nonsense. Without the support of friends and family I could never have gotten this far.

    Hugs and Kisses to all!