I Can’t Handle All The Celebrity Divorces

I Can't Handle All The Celebrity Divorces

It’s been 10 years since Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston got divorced and I still haven’t gotten over it.  I’m under no impression that celebrity marriages usually last longer than the latest boy band craze, but there are just some relationships you think can beat the odds.  Some Hollywood couples seem like their marriages are just like yours or your next-door neighbors and it’s so sad to see when they end.

This summer has been rough for celebrity divorces.  Most of them I didn’t see coming, and I’ve having trouble coping.  I’m taking the Miranda Lamber and Blake Shelton divorce harder than when my parents split.  The only logical reason I will accept for their end is that Blake is in love with Adam Levine.  Because that, is totally understandable.

But Ben Afflec and Jennifer Garner? Reba and Narvel? Gwen Stefani and Mr. Gwen Stefani? (seriously I can’t even remember his name.) It’s become more than I can handle.  I saw a rumor that Will Smith and Jada were getting divorced and I thought, “IS THERE NO TRUE LOVE?!?”  The next thing you’re going to tell me is that the people that go on the Bachelor aren’t looking for an honest and real relationship!  Or that WWE is all acting!  I kid, I kid.  Seriously, this summer has been hard.  I just keep thinking that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson better be hanging in there because I don’t think I could make it if they got divorced. But Adam Levine and his wife, now that’s a split I’ll support.  #BlakeAndAdamForeva

Which celebrity divorce has been the toughest on you?

Why I Haven’t Finished Any Good Books Lately

Why I Haven't Finished Any Good Books Lately

It’s not for lack of trying. I’m half-way through a book that I’m really enjoying, but no matter what I do or what I read, I have this problem.  I used to be the kind that could finish a book in a day.  A week tops.  Now it’s been several months and I haven’t finished any good books.

For a while I got in to a habit of reading several chapters of a book before bed.  I’d turn off all the lights, use the light on my Kindle, and read until my eyes were heavy and I couldn’t remember the page I read before. Because of this little ritual, my body now thinks every time I read, it’s bedtime.

No joke, yesterday morning I woke up, had a bowl of cereal and started reading.  I had gotten a good nine hours of sleep the night before.  I read for maybe 30 minutes until I started to feel like someone had slipped something funny into my Cheerios and I was out cold.  Three hours later it was lunch time and my biggest accomplishment for the day was drooling on the couch.

And it’s not because I’m bored.  The book I’m reading right now is really good!  I just cannot stay awake! It doesn’t matter how much sleep I’ve gotten or how exciting the reading material is, I sleep.  And these aren’t just quick power naps.  No, I’m dead to the world for at least two hours.

Reading is seriously one of my favorite things.  And I won’t lie, I really enjoy a good nap.  If there was an award for napping, I would win.  But I would really like to be able to do both!  I miss the days when I could read for hours on end.  Now all my reading is good for is replacing an Ambien.

Does reading make you sleepy?  Or do I have book-induced narcolepsy?


Currently – Volume 12

Currently – Volume 12

I’m linking up with In Residence and Gold & Bloom today for Currently – Volume 12 to tell you what I’ve been up to for the past month.

Creating – A better time-management strategy for myself.  The last few weeks have been very hectic and I feel like I’m getting nothing done at home/personally.  Hopefully if I can manage my time better by getting up early or watching less television I can get more done.

Wishlisting – Everything in the new minimalist layers collection in my Chloe + Isabel boutique. Seriously, I tried to decide what to order yesterday and when there were seven items in my cart I knew I needed help.  What pieces do you think I should get?

Hoping – That the next week goes by smoothly and quickly.  Next Friday my mom comes to visit for a few days and then my husband and I leave for a trip to Jamaica with my dad and his girlfriend.  I’m really ready to have some family time.

Eating – A lot of Chipotle.  If I could live off of guac, I would.

Watching – Seinfeld on Hulu.  I’ve never seen most of the episodes so it’s been fun to watch it from the beginning.

What have you been up to the last month?

Enjoying The Moment – Marriage And Relationship Goals

Enjoying The Moment - Marriage And Relationship Goals

The summer has gone by ridiculously fast.  I had made a list of all the fun things that I wanted Zack and I to do together, and I feel like we’ve been so busy that we’ve hardly gotten to any of them.  Or we have been rushing from one thing to the next so quickly, that I’m not always enjoying the moment.

This month we have a lot of fun things going on.  My mom is coming to visit us for a few days and then we are heading to Jamaica for a trip with my dad and his girlfriend.  With so much planned, I’m worried the month is going to slip away from us before we have a chance to pause and really enjoy it.

So much of life seems that way.  Summer comes and you can’t wait for fall when the weather cools down.  You meet someone, fall in love, and you can’t wait to get married.  Once you’re married you want a house or a baby, and suddenly you’re looking forward to the next adventure so much that you’re not really savoring the present one.  There’s always something to look forward to.  There’s always the next goal, the next event, the next exciting opportunity.  But right here right now is pretty great too, and I don’t want to miss it.

Marriage & Relationship Goals

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An Unforgivable Betrayal


An Unforgivable Betrayal

As a wife, I have learned that forgiving quickly is one of the keys to having a happy and healthy relationship.  Most of the time I can get over my hurt to forgive and move on.  But in this one instance, this is an unforgivable betrayal I just can’t get over.

My husband watched episodes of our favorite show without me!

Have you ever had this happen?!  You and your significant other or you and your best friend have been binge-watching a show from the beginning on Netflix.  You started the first episode together and you’re going to spend weeks watching it until the end.  One night you happen to have plans that cut into your Friends episode time, and when you come home, your significant other or friend has watched SEVERAL EPISODES WITHOUT YOU.

They don’t even try to pretend they haven’t seen the episodes and re-watch them with you.  No…they just start the show from where they let off.  SEVERAL EPISODES AHEAD.  And it’s not like you haven’t seen every episode of Friends, but it’s the one cardinal rule of binge watching with another person.  You don’t watch episodes without them!!  We have a million options with Hulu and Neflix, but for some reason our show was the only option.  Unforgivable I say.  Unforgivable.

Has this ever happened to you?