Friday, February 28, 2014

Parting is Such Sh*tty Sorrow...

As you may have noticed, I have been silent in the blogosphere for a couple months. I'm briefly emerging from the shadows today to say that Mr. Duh and I have decided to end our marriage.

Even though the decision is mutual and this is ending as amicably as a marriage can... We've both been taken aback by how painful this experience is. The feelings of failure, embarrassment and shame are overwhelming. Anyone who has ever thought of divorce as taking "the easy way out" has obviously never been in this position. Easy is not a term I would apply to our situation.

We are spending the next little while determining how to divide all of the things we have accumulated over our eight years together and working out the physical/financial/emotional logistics of separating.

I'm not sure what will become of this blog, now that my misadventures through military life are coming to an end. That, and I won't be a "Mrs." anymore. Life does go on, though. After the grief and sorrow have been worked through, I pray that hope for a happy future can emerge.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Menu Planning Monday - January 13th, 2014

 I'm back from the Caribbean! We hit some bad weather along the way, so there wasn't much to do except eat and drink. I tried my best to stay Paleo while on the ship, but it's hard to be sure what is in the food when you aren't the one preparing it... so I am excited to cook all my own meals this week. After a long vacation of drinking and eating, I'm ready to get back on track.

Here's what's on the menu at Cafe Duh this week (head over to and link up your menu, too):

*All of these recipes and grain-free and gluten-free*

Monday - Pizza Spaghetti Pie and a side of Sauteed Spinach. Excited to try this because it looks simple and will also satisfy my current obsession with spaghetti squash!

Courtesy of PaleOMG

Tuesday - Leftovers.

Wednesday - Crockpot Pulled Pork Chili. Chili and pulled pork? Yes, please!!

Courtesy of PaleOMG
 Thursday - Artichoke Lemon Chicken Pasta. Like I said, I'm currently obsessed with spaghetti squash.

Courtesy of PaleOMG
 Friday -  Steaks, sweet potato mash, and brussel sprouts.

What are you cooking up this week?

Friday, January 3, 2014

Bon Voyage!

In celebration of obtaining my two Masters Degrees and due to the fact that my family has not been on vacation together since the mid-1990's, my mother decided to take me, my brother, and all of our significant others on a cruise!

We are heading out tonight for Orlando, and will board the ship tomorrow afternoon. We are making stops in Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan, and Costa Maya. Can't wait for some relaxation time with the fam! See you when I return!

... And, we're off to the Caribbean!