Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gonna be gone

I'll be gone and probably without service for the next couple of days.

So I won't be successful with my quest to post every day this month.

But that's okay.

I think I need a couple days offline.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Funny you should mention it...

I had lunch with BE (big sister #2) today. She and I won't see each other until after the holiday. Probably not until next week really.

It's always nice having lunch with her. It's been important to me these last couple of weeks as her MIL has been sick. I wanted to give the opportunity to express her sadness. Her frustration. Her worries.

Monday, November 21, 2011

An unexpected serious discussion

I went over at my folks today to pick the kids after work.

DA was eating dinner while my Mom was feeding ZA. So I grabbed a plate as well.

Dad: After you girls finish eating, I want to talk to you both.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Between Marriage & Divorce - 39

November 7

I did not speak to PD the rest of last week. I didn't call him at all because we apparently are playing by his rules. I was giving him the space that he apparently wanted. I wasn't going to call him because he doesn't want to answer anymore questions.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Muddled in my thoughts

Since finding out my BIL's Mom, I've been thinking of my family.

My folks are about the same age as my BIL's folks.

While my Mom is relatively healthy, my father has had ailments a-plenty.

Friday, November 18, 2011

I'm sad today

I've got nothing to give you.

My heart is sad...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Keeping those you love close

Our lives are precarious.

Time moves quickly.

We try to control our lives but, oftentimes, our lives are beyond our control.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving indulgences or maybe not

Thanksgiving has always been a great family day for me growing up.

When we were little, my Dad would make the turkey and my Mom would do everything else.We'd eat. We'd watch tv. We'd sleep. Then we'd eat some more. [sigh]

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Keeping at them to finish (and turn it in)

This Friday will mark the end of the 1st trimester for my kids.

Thanksgiving is next Thursday.

And my kid have the entire week off. THE. ENTIRE. WEEK!

It's amazing because in December they'll have 2 weeks off for winter break. TWO WEEKS!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Between Marriage & Divorce - 38

We have our good and our bad days.

Actually...good and bad conversations.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Contributing to the cause

My son has had a blast his first season of tackle football.

I wasn't sure how he'd do but he really got into it.

And it was super-fun watching him have a good time.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

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November 1

Do you know anyone who is going through some marriage issues?

Did they go to counseling or resolve the issues themselves?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Medical needs under the surface

I was told last week that one of my co-workers would taking medical leave for the next few weeks.

One of the ladies from our satellite office was going in for surgery for a double mastectomy.

She is a very healthy and tiny lady.

We are all reeling at the news.

We sent her a gift basket with a couple books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs. We included some restaurant gift cards as well. This way she and her husband can have a nice meal together without having to cook or clean.

When something like this is brought to light, we all tend to take a look at our own lives. Check where we're at with our health. Hug the ones we love. Speak more tenderly with everyone we care for. Especially during this time of Thanksgiving, let's count the blessings we have in our lives.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A chapter ends

Tonight was my nephew's last football game. It was Senior Night. All the seniors involved in band, cheer, and football were announced. They had all the senior's families line up in group order -- And... they walked onto the field together. I cheered so loud!

My nephew is one of the most outstanding young men that I know. He will definitely do amazing things in his life.

I know that my sister has been teary the last couple weeks. The strain-stress has gotten to her. My nephew has been busy filling out applications. I don't recall college apps being SO extensive.

But his football career is over. I'm sad for him and his fsmily.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Between Marriage & Divorce - 36

October 28

I am more comfortable with where things stand with PD and myself.

But I must admit that I am not relaxed about our relationship.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Between Marriage & Divorce - 35

Since it was such a quick trip out, there was not a lot of alone time.

PD and I had that lunch together.

Then we had one night together. I was so tired from all the driving and PD was tired from working late every night that week. So it was a short liaison. [sigh] But I am thankful we were able sleep together. To cuddle. To relax.

Now that I know how precarious marriage can be, I have to relish in those small moments. Appreciate the time when we ARE able to be together.

But I'm sure we'll have our rocky moments. Where with the distance between us we'll have misunderstandings. Disagreements. And those are the times that I am not looking forward to. With us being far away from each other and what PD did, those times are going to be even harder to get through.

Monday, November 07, 2011

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October 24

The kids and I did end up going up to see PD over the weekend. I drove out Friday afternoon and drove home Sunday afternoon. Quick trip, no? But it was well worth it.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Lazy days when it's rainy

It was rainy on Friday.

It was sunny on Saturday.

Now it's cloudy and rainy again today.


The kids and I stayed at home. All day.

I vacuumed and swept all over. I finished the laundry. The kids finished their homework. The kids played videogames and watched DVDs. They play-roled upstairs with their stuffed animals. So...I took a nap. Yeah!


Saturday, November 05, 2011

Falling back...

It's time again for daylight savings. ARGH!

When I lived in Arizona, I didn't have to deal with changing the clocks twice a year. I found this terrific when the kids were born. No need to adjust their daily or nightly routines. I just put them to bed the same time every day.But now we live in CA and we've got to adjust our clocks tonight. [sigh] 

Friday, November 04, 2011

Between Marriage & Divorce - 33

October 19

PD and I continue to have short conversations during the week. Not every day. Once every 2 or 3 days. Then we've got our Sunday night talks.

I do know that I make PD uncomfortable when I ask him probing questions. He doesn't say he's uncomfortable but I know he's not at ease when I ask him question after question. Who would be comfortable when in the line of fire?

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Middle School Obstacles

I found out that my daughter is having some issues at school.

No. It's not boy trouble.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Between Marriage & Divorce - 32

October 16

I talked to PD last night. He was tired but we had a good conversation. I asked him again about Michelle.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

NaBloPoMo -- Again!

In the blogosphere, November is well known to be National Blog Posting Month.


It's TRUE!