Moving on .

I've been blogging for a few years now. Sometimes sporadically sometimes daily, but almost regularly. I have finally separated from XSU and starting to live a new life on my own. The original blog helped me get through the painful process of the end of the marriage, along with some bumpy roads dealing with a critically ill child in the midst of the end of marriage mess. Now this blog will see me through the new paths and adventures that life has to offer. Restructuring my life. My way. My experiences, ventings, musings on that whole big and not so big deal.

January 31, 2010

Sunday Snippets

10 days til RJ leaves for France.  I am almost ready to start the happy dance.  We need to buy her a ginormous suitcase except Air France says anything over 23 kilos will cost $100.  Yep and coming back?  The extra suitcase that we gave little Frenchy?  another $100 for two bags PLUS overweight charges.   We've told RJ - cut back on the shoes and books.  Laptop?  Carry on.  Gifts?  carry on.   The good thing?  No real winter so no need to take heavy duty clothes with her. 

The brakes on my car are seriously shot.  I am going to be a nervous wreck driving to Midas on Monday to get the car repaired.  Just as I was starting to get my head above the cash flow ... sigh

I am seriously tired of having Rebel in the house.  Her dog is making messes which causes my little dog to follow suit.  Between her puppy crapping on my nice new basement floor and marking anywhere he pleases and then my dog thinking he's alpha and doing same - my house is disgusting.    Then there is the mess of the dishes that they leave lying around expecting me to deal with it.  I need a clean up crew in here to deal with it.  I am tired of this and cannot have my friends over til this dog and his mistress and her BF are out of my house for good.  It's the bit of guilt I still feel over Rebel's health and her somewhat special but not quite status that is keeping me from going ballistic.  But that is nearly dissipated.

I've been asked to write an article for the national magazine of the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League.  The editor wants me to write the occaisional opinion piece - the first one - all about Easter.  600 words    nearly done.  I may share it here when it's been published. 

I am starting the count down to the annual Scrap & Spa Weekend. That will be the first weekend of March - 34 days away. 


Anonymous said...

You need a couple of countdown timers on your blog, girlfriend. Say the word and it shall be done.

Excellent that you are writing an article. I would love to read it when you are finished if you want to share.

I know you are struggling with wanting to kick Miss Rebel and her little dog, too, out of the house. There should be no guilt in expecting her to act like the grown woman she is. *hugs* as you figure out what you are able to do about the situation.

You are in my thoughts and prayers for a safe trip to Midas in the morning. You poor dear.

Such a scam, that whole paying so much for bags now. Ridiculous! I hope she figures out how to travel light.

love and hugs,
~ blondie

Lily on the Road said...

They are tenants, give them notice along with a note stating that they are welcome to visit.

Ensure back rent and front rent invoices are included whilst they pack.

Seriously, the role she is playing is not attractive, she is depending upon your reaction as her mother to keep a warm roof over her head.

You need brakes and although car maintenance is a $$$ ripoff, you need your car. With that said, I'm getting brakes when I change back to spring tires....sigh, it is never ending.