Long time no see huh?
I needed a hiatus. I needed to get through the Holidays and the madness that post holiday fatigue bring to my life. I needed to focus on all the GAL bullshit that's infiltrated every corner of our lives.
The past month has brought a bit of frustration, a few tears, lots of joy, lots of fun, and LOT checked off my "to do" list. I started the PINK method diet... go ahead and google it, I'm too lazy to link this morning. I was told the first two weeks I was grumpy. I don't recall being grumpy, but it's certainly not impossible - I was going through serious caffeine withdrawal.
There is wedding prep galore going on around the BLT & Lucy abode. We are making tissue pomanders, getting dresses fitted, and trying to find a suit for BLT. Mostly though we are just worrying how we'll pay for it all. I calculated that over 45 thousand dollars, my entire life savings and a chunk borrowed from my parents, has been spent in 2 1/2 years trying to get divorced from my gun toting X and to ensure the kids safety. GAL fees are currently what is sucking me dry - and there's no end in sight. I have to fight to prove to the court why I shouldn't be financially responsible for HIS monitored visitation and court ordered therapy... REALLY?? No child support for two years while he's in jail for trying to shoot me and I'm responsible for his therapy? How the (insert filthy expletive here) is that even fair? Anyway... I digress... that's a whole different post I'm sure. For now, lets continue to catch up shall we?
Taxes are done - that's another big weight off my mind. I'll be able to give it all to my parents to start paying back the above mentioned loan. It's a drop in the bucket - but every bit counts, and my pride won't let me keep money - even to pay for the wedding - if I owe them. It's just not right to buy stuff for myself if I still owe them, know what I mean? I couldn't live with myself.
So I apologize for my long absence. I haven't read my favorite blogs even to keep up with everyone. I've just sort of tuned out and focused all my attention on the kids, the bills, and BLT. But I'm ready to rejoin the land of living...
Say Hi and let me know if anyone is still out there! :)