Where The Heck Have I been!?!?
I am so sorry, I haven’t posted in a long time (Sorry, Brian)! Between the new job and moving I have been swamped. As I slowly get things unpacked life is returning to normal. Moving is stressful, no matter how far you move or how much stuff you have. The good news is life is getting less stressful… I am working (Although there has been some drama), I have some place to live (And the kids and I like it, it is so nice to have more room!) and the Pod is rolling on. The next thing I have to deal with is my car issue… I just learned yesterday that because of the “Busty Old Car” (That’s what the kids call the old Altima) being hit in the CRN parking lot it was deemed “totaled”, so we can’t just re-register it… So I need to find a cheap, reliable car. But other than that life is rolling along.
June 24th will be the one year anniversary of being officially divorced (I remember because Michael Jackson died the next day… maybe the grief of my marriage failing was just too much for him.) It’s really been over 2 years since it all fell apart, it’s weird to think back, I don’t really remember what it was like to be married… Well, that’s not true, I remember the details, I can’t remember what it felt like (If that makes any sense). I think we kind of just form to our situation and that becomes your reality. I remember that I liked being married. I know it was a lot of work. But my reality is being by myself, seeing the kids on the weekend and trying to find some stability in my life. I am so sick of uncertainty. We have all, not just me, been living with so much up in the air for the past years… Will we have jobs? Will things get better? Will we be able to afford our homes or ever be able to buy one? It wears you down. I have simple wants, job security with a steady paycheck I can count on and to know things will get better… Things don’t have to be amazing, just slowly get better, so that we can see some hope.
Lucy won a “good deeds” award yesterday… We had no advance notice she was going to receive the award, I would have gone! It made me very proud… You want your kids to be smart, but if all she does is be kind and helpful, caring and compassionate, I’m OK with that. Being intelligent doesn’t seem nearly as hard as being compassionate.
Jordan van der Sloot confessed to the murder of a young woman in Peru… I can’t imagine the pain that her parents have gone through, and the pain Natalee Holloway’s parents have endured for the past 5 years. I don’t think was ever any doubt in anyone’s mind that he had killed Natalee, but I really thought he was a drunk kid who did something stupid and then covered it up, looks like I was wrong, he’s a cold blooded killer.
I know I keep telling you, but I’m really looking forward to it! Stench and I will be at Farrell’s in Valencia on June 23rd, 7-9pm recording the podcast live. I really love getting to hang with you all … and ice cream is a bonus!!!! It’s really a fun place, it’s in a place called Mountasia which has mini-golf, go-carts and a bunch of other stuff that has a “-” between two fun words!
Rock On, Jack
For you East Coast Single Parents:
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