Wednesday, September 8, 2010


(I-O. If you've every lived in my neck of the woods you know what that title means but it's really not what this post is about.)

Here's why I haven't sewn much. My DH who's never been much of a D and is now an X made my summer a living H. He didn't drag out as long as possible (at times threatened up to 3 years) and he didn't force us both to spend every penny we had, but there was too much fear and anxiety to enjoy much of anything. I did lots of fun things this summer but had this H cloud hanging over every activity.

Anyway, aside from that and aside from my daughter breaking her arm, and my car requiring around $500 worth of repairs the first week of school, and the fact that they haven't given me any band classes yet, and that I didn't get paid last Friday like I was supposed to, and that I think I now have bronchitis and will have to spend a sick day at home with my X; aside from all that I believe in a better life for all of us. The bad things have happened not to ruin our lives but to save them (ok, I read that in "O" magazine this month but it seemed to fit). X will be around for 29 more days and then my new life will begin.

Oh yea, Saturday we (mom, kids, me) will make the pink walk again. Survivor - Year #6. That is, I'll make it if I'm not too sick to walk. Ugh.

P.S.- DD, who really is a D, got her cast off today! Poor thing, she didn't want it to come off because she was afraid it hadn't healed yet. Once she saw they X-ray she was okay with it. Just needed a little confirmation. She has a splint to wear at school and orders not to do any running yet, but she can swim, and she can bathe by herself - woohoo - mom is soooo glad about that!