When the D was final, I went to Vegas with SI friends and went hiking--doesn't everyone go to Las Vegas to hike??
It was the craziest but the best thing I ever did. And it was the most fun I ever had. The night before I closed on the house, I rented a huge U-Haul and my step-father drove it around town for me as I went shopping, making a circle around the town. I spent $5,000.00 at Walmart, $1,000.00 at Target, and $1,0000.00 at Lowe's. That was just for the miscellaneous last minute stuff. I'd already purchased furniture and appliances and a ton of other stuff for decorating. It was a once in a lifetime shopping experience! I will never forget how crazy it was to have my mother, my step-father, and two Walmart assistant managers with rolling pallets accompanying me through the store while I loaded up on stuff.
"Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend, freedom is."
If this isn't what I consider soulmate crap, I don't know what is.
I sold my pricey engagement ring to pay for school. That was a splurge in that it kept me out of debt.
"For whatever we lose, like a you or a me, it's always ourselves we find in the sea" ee cummings
Right before dday with the knowledge of the A firmly in hand I took off to a beach in florida for a think-a-thon and ended up staying two weeks...
Costa Rica, Key West, Vegas, Too many Islands in the Carribean to name and other excursions...
I still do the same thing to this day...
But the chain broke a few months ago and I haven't got around to replacing it yet. Maybe it's time for a new NB piece of jewelry.
Never, ever date your neighbor.
I had hinted for 13 years that I wanted a pair, but EXH never cared enough.
I can honestly say that I absolutely love them, and it sounds as thought I am similar to you in that I very rarely put weight on material things.
I say do it, and be sure to post a photo!!
My XH got all the furniture, so after I painted the whole house, I bought new living and dining room furniture. I also bought new bedding, paint, curtains and carpeting in my "new" bedroom. Eventually, I bought a new mattress as well.
I also bought new dishes, bath towels, sheets, etc. In essence, anything he had intimate contact with, I replaced.
It was fun.
ETA: also, I bought new nightgowns and all new underwear
[This message edited by foxglove at 4:50 PM, June 26th (Wednesday)]
DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
5 Furkids (3 Dogs, 2 Cats)
WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW)
Legally married 18yrs, together 16.5yrs
Note: I edit often for typos/clarity.
inconnu, do you take pictures for work or for fun?
I just do it for fun. It's something I used to do, back in the film days with an SLR, but gave up because I thought ex was better at it than me. It was one of those "reclaim me" things during the divorce.
Pretty pretty please, don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less than, less than perfect
I got a lot of stuff for the kids. Took them to Disney
World for 4 days (since ex took MOW and HER SON for 2 weeks to Disney World).
The only thing for me has been a new iPad. I intended to get the iPad2 but there were none in stock so I got the new one with Retinal Display (it was $100.00 more). I did get at $30 gift card as a bonus and bought a birthday gift for one of the kids friends.
The kids have kind of taken it over but it's still mine. It stays in my bedroom.
I have to say I love it and I intend to treat myself every so often from now on.
I have yet to sort out the jewelry that will go (been too busy traveling!), but intend to get rid of the stuff xpos got me or most of it. I bought myself a great new piece on one trip. A big splurge for a limited edition, meaningful piece. I'll look for something in Alaska, too.
Bought interest in a second home. Someplace to get away, especially winters.
I bought a new mattress. Let xpos have the old one he asked for because, as my friends said, no woman with an ounce of self-respect would sleep on the mattress he had shared with his wife, but slut loves it. Besides, I believe he had some of his women there on it.
Also ended up with the M home and getting things done there to undo some of the half-@$$ed stuff xpos did to it. Oh, yeah, and I have a new big-screen TV coming in July!
doesn't everyone go to Las Vegas to hike??
Is there another reason to go there?
And, I think we have to give hurtinky first place in this event!
P.s. I was wondering about the ambiguity ring. Glad you got rid of it.