Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Catching Up

What a crazy 10 days it's been! I'll be glad to see things settling back down again this weekend. Thursday morning we packed up and headed off to Mt. Pleasant to cash in our casino trip. We had a great time! The hotel was beautiful. The spa was awesome. We played some black jack, slots and bingo. I broke even, but I'm not really much of a gambler. I was up $30 at the black jack table, then I was down $25. When I won my $25 back, I walked away. That was enough for me. If you're in the area and looking for a really nice place to stay, definitely consider Soaring Eagle. It's not cheap, though. But it was definitely worth it. It was good to be back at Central again. I felt like I was getting back in touch with an old friend I'd left behind a long time ago. We spent Thursday night enjoying $4 margaritas at La Senorita's. It definitely felt familiar and homey. I loved it. We're hoping to make this an annual trip.

I finished Logan's hat while waiting for Jennifer to finish up at the black jack tables Friday morning. It was wonderful to spend 90 mins uninterrupted. No one yelled for Mom! and meant for me to come. There was no drama. No support calls or purchase requests. It was blissfully quiet and serene. I got through the first LimeNViolet podcast without interruption. I've gotten through the next 5 episodes since then. My Aunt sent me some money for Christmas and I decided to treat myself to the LimeNViolet Lisa Souza Sock! colorways.
Logan's hat now just needs to be washed and sent off to him. He's doing really well. He's ahead of "schedule" for everything. He's weathered the lung bleed really well. All of the blood from the brain bleed has been reabsorbed. His mom and dad are hoping to start kangaroo care very soon. They still have a long road ahead of them, but he's proven to be quite a little fighter. Please keep your good thoughts and prayers coming for him and his family.
Today was "Default Day" for the divorce proceedings. So I guess we're onto the next phase. I'm not completely sure as to how that all works, but I'm sure my lawyer will be glad to explain it...for a small fee, of course. I've gotten so many apologies recently when people hear about the breakup. It's nice, but unnecessary. I'm so past the hurtful parts. I've definitely come to the acceptance and calm part of the process. It's so funny because the woman that did my pedicure had the best words of advice I've heard in a really long time. She said that she lives by a very simple philosophy. When someone is causing her grief she asks herself two questions: Do I have to sleep with this person? Does this person sign my paycheck? She said if the answer to each question is no, then she just lets it go. I think that fits in well with my "Be Better" goal for this year.

Along the "Be Better" lines is an update on the "Be Better to Myself" progress. I'm 2 weeks and 2 days into the healthier living life style change. I'm so happy to say I'm down 11 pounds and have lost 14.875 inches overall. It really hasn't been too hard either. Now that it's just me and Peanut in the house, I can control what's brought into the house. We're doing just fine without the candy and chips. It'll be the best for the both of us in the long run. As I've said before, that's the most important thing to me.

I'll leave you with gratuitous Peanut photos from a recent shopping trip. Her choice of red, patent leather, open toed, sling backs just proves that she is my little girl.


Amby said...

Wow...that is some damn fine advice you got! I'll have to remember that one too!!!

Jan B. said...

As I remember, when I got divorced there was a six-month "cooling-off" period before we could get a court date. This was in Michigan, and it was because we had kids. I wonder if it's still that way?

Rhonda said...

Great advice--but I'd like to add, if they are someone you have to sleep with, let it go anyway...just perfect a REALLY good COLD stare and they will slowly back for me...LOL!

I am really glad to see you are in a good place with this situation and your efforts to Be Better. I know I've said this before, but YOU CAN DO IT!

Mary said...

Peanut has great taste in shoes. I've always had a "thing" for red shoes. They just seem happy. Don't ask me why, but I can't be in a bad mood while wearing a pair of red shoes.