I’LL BE BACK. I typed that in my best Terminator voice. Arnold Schwarzenegger would be proud, if he wasn’t busy having illegitimate children with the staff.

by Creative Junkie on December 19, 2011


I’m still here.

I know!

I can’t believe it either.

I have so much to tell you but my brain is in overdrive and my fingers can’t keep up and they’re all SLOW THE HELL DOWN, STUPID CEREBELLUM, and my brain is all OH YEAH? WHY DON’T YOU COME OVER HERE AND MAKE ME, YOU STUPID DIGITS and my fingers are all OH YEAH? COME OUT FROM BEHIND THAT SKULL AND WE’LL SEE HOW BIG YOUR BALLS ARE and my brain is all OH, GAME ON! YOU LITTLE PIECES OFย  … WAIT. I HAVE BALLS?

I’m typing this with eight fingers now because my two middle ones are busy flipping my cerebellum’s genitalia the bird.

Look at that! I still manage to fit some derivative of the word “genitals” into a post that has nothing to do with sex. See? I’m still me.


Just in case you were wondering.

There is no way I can use one blog post to fill you in on all of the unholy crap that has gone down in the last couple of months so for now, I’ll just hit the highlights:

  • I am getting a divorce.
  • Divorce sucks the big wazoo.
  • So does discovering that your marriage was essentially a Jerry Springer/Law & Order SVU combo episode season DVD boxed set in the making.
  • I’m not sure where rock bottom is, never having visited it myself, but if Nate’s sense of direction is accurate, I’m thinking it’s about 45 miles due south of Hell. I’ll let you know when he hits it.
  • It took me a long time to even think about the word “divorce” let alone type it out loud without crying my guts out.
  • *splat* <———- a gut, splashing on my big toe.
  • For the record, I’m not entirely sure what a wazoo is.
  • I went back to work full time as a paralegal in a downtown law firm.
  • I am dealing with all kinds of unbearable stress by buying 637+ pairs of shoes.
  • Some of the shoes in my closet have five inch platform heels.
  • That is seven different kinds of WHAT THE HELL, ANDY?
  • So say my feet.
  • Two weeks ago, I wore tights for the first time in my life.
  • They are exactly like pantyhose except that now, it costs me twice as much to enjoy the sensation of the crotch migrating its way to my knees by noon.

Right now, I am trying to finish my Christmas shopping sometime before Valentine’s Day but I’ll be back soon because when all is said and done, I miss writing my blog.

Really, really miss it.

And while I can no longer write about my marriage to Nate without gouging my eyes out with a spork, I’m confident that life won’t always suck like it does at the moment. This is not the end of my story but simply the end of a chapter. And hopefully, this horribleness will be over soon and my new life will begin and I can sell the rights to my insane life story to Pixar and they’ll make an animated movie of my life and it will be their first R or NC-17 movie and parents will unwittingly take their kids to it because hello? It’s Pixar! And three minutes in, they’ll be shielding their children’s eyes and screaming for their money back so they can pay for therapy and their kids will be crying MOMMY! WHY ARE CREATIVE JUNKIE’S BRAINS EXPLODING ALL OVER THE SCREEN? CAN I HAVE MORE GUMMY BEARS?

My new life will inevitably breed all sorts of new stories and I expect it won’t be too long before I have blog fodder out the ying yang, such as my suspicion that instead of working on her college application essay, my eldest daughter is busy writing my online profile for eharmony.com.


Maybe by the time I’m actually ready to date, I’ll know what a wazoo and a ying yang is.




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kristin December 19, 2011 at 7:15 am

Love you! Coffee soon? or lunch with Heather?

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Creative Junkie December 19, 2011 at 7:17 am

Absolutely! I could use an afternoon out.

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Heather @ nobody-but-yourself
Twitter: MissusSmith
December 19, 2011 at 8:09 am

Yes to the eleventy billionth power!!! WOOT! (Although we need to do an early bird somewhere, now that I’m all aged and stuff.)
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Twitter: householdsix
December 19, 2011 at 7:22 am

I’d say you’re doing as well as can be expected. This post is very much Andy-esque, except there was no Oliver pooping behind the couch. Has he given up that hobby? Next time, I think you should post shoe porn for those of us still chasing ankle biters in a world where 5″ heels are but a dream.
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Dee December 19, 2011 at 7:24 am

Yay! So glad to see you are back! As a fellow paralegal I can tell you, the profession has changed a lot in the past ten years. I no longer have to keep tennis shoes at my desk in case I have to “run to the courthouse” but I have to know 10 different computer programs which is soooooo much fun. Not. There is also the fact that the only difference between attorneys and God is that God doesn’t think he’s an attorney [cough cough].

I’ve never been married but I hear the grief process in a divorce is worse than that of a death. Go ahead and grieve, but don’t wallow. You have two beautiful girls to take care of.

Keep writing. It’s therapeutic. Nate doesn’t know about the blog does he?!?
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Twitter: Wickedlychic
December 19, 2011 at 9:46 am

Somehow I think Nate may be too preoccupied to read this blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Carry on, Andy.

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Twitter: frostedfingers
December 19, 2011 at 7:31 am

So glad you’re back! I’ve missed your posts. Huge huge hugs for everything you’re going through.
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Kellie December 19, 2011 at 7:43 am

So glad to see you back blogging – I’ve really missed reading you every day! I hope your path through the muck gets better each day. Merry Christmas!

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Beth Larrabee
Twitter: http://musingmainiac.com
December 19, 2011 at 7:50 am

Welcome Back Andy!!! You found your funny again!!!
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Lindsay December 19, 2011 at 7:50 am

I’m so glad to see you back to blogging! You are far too much of a creative junkie to leave it behind! And you’re right…life can’t possibly keep sucking for much longer so just hang in there! You’re already kicking some major booty….you can do this!
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Janmary, N Ireland December 19, 2011 at 7:59 am

Woohooo! The CJ is back!!!!

Love you lots.

Merry Christmas to you and the girls and Oliver from Ireland (imagine I’m saying that in my weird/cute Irish accent)


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tincin December 19, 2011 at 8:02 am

Good to see you back. You’re right, divorce sucks but the afterlife is soooo very good. You will soon begin to realize how unhappy you were and didn’t even know it. If you’re ready to date, that’s terrific, it took me a year after my divorce was filed to do that. I hated men so much at that point that it wouldn’t have been fair to them to date. Love that you are wearing heals, my feet would absolutely be screaming at me over that.

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Heather @ nobody-but-yourself
Twitter: MissusSmith
December 19, 2011 at 8:10 am

Once you’ve solved the wazoo and ying-yang mysteries, can ya get to work on the bejeebus conundrum? Thanks.
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KateC December 19, 2011 at 8:12 am

So glad you’ll be “back with us” on a regular basis. I’ve missed your humor. And men suck. Well, maybe not all men, but Nick sure does.

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Heather T.
Twitter: heather_t_
December 19, 2011 at 8:23 am

So sorry to confirm my guesses, but I’m glad your funnybone is ready to tickle us again… big hugs Andy!
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stacey@Havoc&Mayhem December 19, 2011 at 8:25 am

Glad to see you back!. Get your daughter to add you eHarmony because I think that would give you blog fodder out the wazzo & up the ying yang
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Jill/Twipply Skood December 19, 2011 at 8:35 am

Oh my gosh Andy, ALL THAT and you’re still funny! It sounds like he was awful, but at least whatever happened at least he didn’t get to take your sense of humor with him. Well…I imagine he did for a little while, but it’s apparently back in spades. ๐Ÿ™‚

And also, I’m already in line to see that Pixar movie. I’ve been scared even when you were only making vague allusions to divorce, bec., after all, you were the one who told me that the view was great from mount-do-over. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

However, I think it all boils down to this: “Iโ€™m confident that life wonโ€™t always suck like it does at the moment.” So very, very, very important to still be able to see that are ups and downs, even when you aren’t in an “up”. Hang in there Andy & again I’m so sorry.
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Creative Junkie December 20, 2011 at 7:13 am

Hey Jill – I’ve often thought of you and my “Mt. Do-Over” statement. I won’t ever regret jumping off that cliff because that chance I took resulted in Helena. But the cliff I jumped off of turned out to be a dormant volcano that erupted horribly six months ago. But that’s MY story. And I refuse to become bitter – I still believe in happily ever afters and I hope one day to find mine. And I’m sure your jump will turn out to be vastly better. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Gwen December 23, 2011 at 2:05 pm


Can’t wait to read your blog more when you feel up to it! You are amazing and I am so glad you have a great attitude! You are making other people happy even though your life is not the greatest right now! Have a wonderful holiday with your sweet daughters! If you ever come to FL I would love to meet you!

Gwen your cheerleader for your new exciting life!!

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Rachel December 19, 2011 at 8:38 am

The Andy I have missed so much is back! I have missed reading your posts.

Before you know it you will have lots to say and not enough time to say it.
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Karen December 19, 2011 at 8:47 am

I am so glad you still have your sense of humor. It really does help.
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Amy December 19, 2011 at 8:48 am

You are absolutely right-this is just another chapter in the book-and the next one will be exciting and all about you, and creating a whole new life for you and your girls. It IS scary-but I would venture to guess that you will find a life that you couldn’t imagine NOT living ๐Ÿ™‚

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Martha December 19, 2011 at 8:50 am

Hey girl! Luv you and YAY!! I knew you were here all along…blog land wouldn’t be the same without you! Shoot me a message or call soon, been thinking bout you guys

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Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more December 19, 2011 at 9:07 am

I am so happy to see you back. I check at least once a week and am so happy to see your funny writing back:) Keep your chin up!
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Twitter: scrapsoflife
December 19, 2011 at 9:24 am

Aw, just soak the Gummi Bears in rum and the little tykes will sleep riiiiight through all the gory bits.

Or something like that.

Glad to see your face around the blog again, hang in there!
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Jenn @therebelchick
Twitter: therebelchick
December 19, 2011 at 9:34 am

I love you, Andy. You are like 16 kinds of awesome! I am so happy that you’re blogging again! Yippee!!
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Twitter: Wickedlychic
December 19, 2011 at 9:52 am

It’s all going to be good. I know you’re scared but I can’t wait till you date and we can hear about it. And when you go on an awful date, I can tell you the Sean story and really make you laugh. I’ve never really written the Sean story. But if you need some anonymous fodder for the blog and we can have me positively unidentified, I could share it sometime. Genitalia is involved.

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Alyce R. December 19, 2011 at 10:13 am

You just made my Monday! So glad to see you back. I hope you and your girls have a Merry Christmas! 2012 is YOUR year, Andy! I just know it!

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Twitter: ScrapprsWkshp
December 19, 2011 at 10:32 am

Welcome back, we missed you! And your wazoo, ying-yang or whatever. And I’m with Stacy, I think the e-harmony thing will give you plenty of blog fodder! Can’t wait! Get going on that app!
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Lisa @ Oh Boy Oh Boy Oh Boy
Twitter: lisanoel03
December 19, 2011 at 10:39 am

I am sure you are going through pure hell but this post really holds a lot of the old Andy so I think you are doing amazingly!!! You and your wazoo rock
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nicole @WriteSpell December 19, 2011 at 11:56 am

You’ve definitely been through the wringer…hoping next year is full of much more happier times than sad.

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Desiree D'Souza December 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Hey Andy, its so good to see you back!

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Nicki December 19, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Oh my, you need to blog more – cooping it up will only make your fingers swell with words and lettes. Divorce , going back to work as a paralegal – and a kid in the college essay stage – skip the shoes, it’s definitely time to Tanqueray.

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Ria December 19, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Glad to hear from you. Hang in there its going to get better. {{{{hugs}}} eHarmony???? This could be interesting blog fodder. LOL

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Dee December 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm

We who were all with you before are still with you now and we will always have your back. I love your humor and hope to one day hear the ‘funny version’ of the divorce story …don’t worry one day there WILL be a funny version. In life you are right where you are supposed to be, we find out the reasons later.
Much Love

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martina fegan December 19, 2011 at 8:54 pm

You’ll be back stronger than ever! We miss you!
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Debbie from Illinois December 19, 2011 at 9:33 pm

We miss you at Two Peas! So glad that you are ok.

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Kandee December 20, 2011 at 12:43 am

I was so excited to see my reader had a (1) next to The Creative Junkie!
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! You probably rock those tights…in a Hammer time kind of way.
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Canadian Mom Blogger
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December 20, 2011 at 7:50 am

I love that you’re back. You are an amazingly strong woman!
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Melissa December 20, 2011 at 9:04 am

So glad to see you and your humor back in blog land! Both have been sorely missed.

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Heather M December 20, 2011 at 6:39 pm

SOOO wonderful to hear from you Andy!!! Can’t WAIT for more! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sophia December 21, 2011 at 8:17 am

It is my first time for entering into your blog, but it is really wonderful one. Haha, welcome back and enjoy the experience with us again, we are all waiting.
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Mariele December 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm

So good to have you back!

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Sharyn (fka FeeFiFoto) December 21, 2011 at 8:56 pm

So sorry about what you’re going through. I’ve been through a post-marriage divorce and a pre-marriage divorce and the whole situation SUCKS. Here’s hoping you pass by the sucky parts very soon.
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December 22, 2011 at 12:40 am

Hooray! The Humor lives!!
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Lindi December 22, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I didn’t know that you were gone–because I was gone! Glad you’re back –but sorry to hear about your divorce. It does suck but the happily ever after you create will be worth it all….
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Kelly W December 23, 2011 at 12:50 am

Hang in there. I can relate with what you are going through. Divorce sucks but life, overall, is good. Smile, even when you don’t feel like it, because you deserve to.
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Ginger_79 December 24, 2011 at 8:09 am

Welcome back Andy!
As for tights, they DO suck. At least nylon ones. And look ridiculous when putting them on or looking at your yourself in the mirror in tights. Hence, I have some years ago abandoned nylon tights completely.
My solution is called thigh high nylon stockings. Once the fear wears off, that they will slide down, they are awesome. They look sexy, they don’t bother you and visits to the bathroom are way easier. Oh, and in case you will be ready for dating, I NEVER heard any complaints about them either…

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Christy December 25, 2011 at 9:35 pm

I missed seeing your zest and humor! Even those of us you don’t know (like me) are cheering your recovery and will continue to do so!

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Shan @ Last Shreds Of Sanity
Twitter: BabyRocasMama
December 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I knew you’d find your funny eventually. I am a little scared of the whole real life Jerry Springer/Law And Order SVU reference. It makes me think of finding your husband in bed with your mother, cousin and a pile of meth on the nightstand.

Now I need eye bleach. Thanks, Andy. ๐Ÿ˜›

I also think I can help facilitate Nate’s ascension to Rock Bottom Hell. Or at least I have friends who can. Let me know if you’re interested. Waiting for them to get there on their own can be torturous. Making it quick and easy is better for all involved. Especially you.

I cannot wait until you are blogging regularly again. I miss your posts. And hey, maybe you can find someone on eHarmony. They have that matching test and all. ANd letting Zoe write the bio could get you all kinds of fun. ๐Ÿ˜€
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kiku January 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Hooray! That you are back, not the life sucking part. Been thinking about you and waiting to see how you’re doing. Glad you are back here. *hug from the other end of the net*

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Joy January 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I am thrilled to having you coming back to the blog-o’sphere! I can’t wait to see you kickin’ ass in 2012!

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