January – I told ExH that I had retained a lawyer and would be filing for divorce through her. He did not take that well, but did calm down a few days later.
February – the petition to divorce was officially filed. The rest of the month was spent negotiating everything with ExH.
March - ExH and I filed the final agreement of our divorce, division of assets, custody of Rit, financial, etc. I also met two friends who would later become incredibly close friends of mine, and be two people who would really help me recover from the divorce, whether they know it or not.I also had my first party as a single lady: St. Patrick’s Day. Everyone had a great time and told me that they were excited for the next party.
April – We have our first semi-annual Castleteers event of the year. I can truly pinpoint this event as the turning point for me in recovery of my divorce.
May – The divorce is final! I also had a birthday/divorce party at the end of the month.
June – The Kentucky Renaissance Festival opened and we had our annual camping trip for it. There is something about a weekend by the lake, and attending the renaissance festival that is just pure bliss for our group. It is a weekend away from modern day civilization and distractions.
July – I had my first post-divorce date. It did not go well, but I was glad to be back in the dating scene.
August – Rit turned a year old and we had his first birthday party. He also had tubes put in his ears since he had persistent ear infections and his ears were not draining the fluid they should have been.I also painted my bedroom, the first step in my process to reclaim it and make it mine.
September – The Ohio Renaissance Festival opened and ran for the next 8 weekends. I had a season pass and was able to attend at least once every weekend. I even took Rit a few times as well.This month also marked one year since ExH had moved out.
October – Aside from more time at OHRF, what would have been ExH and my 3rd anniversary passed by. I almost didn’t realize the date until I had received a reminder from theknot.com. Though, it did remind me to call my Grandpa and wish him a happy birthday.
November – We had our 2nd Castleteers Gathering of the year.I had Rit for Thanksgiving and we drove out to
December – I threw an end-of-the-world party and had a lot of fun with several friends.This was also the first Christmas with an official parenting plan in place. It seemed to work out well.
I am hoping to be in a serious relationship at some pointI am going to attempt to pay off my credit card
I need to replace the banister/railing in the living room
I want to fence in the back yard
I hope to get the basement painted
I want to really get the laundry/utility room cleaned up and organized. It is the most neglected room in the house.
I want to go to the Great Lakes Medieval Faire and the Ashville Viking Festival, along with my usual Ohio Renaissance Festival, Kentucky Renaissance Festival, and Castleteers Gatherings.