Oh my, how busy the last few days have been! An update….
Ok, so after my last post about my Nephew I did write him the following letter:
I hope you are doing well and congratulations on the birth of your son. I hope he is everything you could ever want in a child. I’m sorry you feel like “our side of the Family” has always tried to tear your family apart. If I ever made you feel that way I apologize. It was never my intention to make you feel like that. I always tried to do what I thought was in your best interest and always tried to show you that I loved you. Even when Paul and Vicki were fighting and I felt you and Scott were caught in the middle, I tried to shield you as much as I could when you would come to visit. Paul would drive me crazy and make me so angry when he would drop you off at my house on his weekends then take off with his buddies. I wasn’t angry that I got to spend time with you, I was angry that Paul was ignoring you. It wasn’t fair to you and Scott and I told (yelled at) him repeatedly about it, but Paul is stubborn and always did what Paul wanted to do without regard for the consequences. For that I am also sorry, you should not have had to deal with any of that. Divorce is hard, especially on the children who end up caught in the middle. I don’t know why, but the children always seem to be the ones who suffer the most because Mommy and Daddy play tug-of-war with them and use them to hurt each other. Even when I didn’t agree with Vicki, I still admired her for sticking to her guns, in regards to you and how she was raising you. I’m sorry if I ever made you feel like you had to defend her, I tried not to talk negatively about her in front of you, and if I ever slipped and did say something bad about her then I am sorry, from the bottom of my heart I apologize. Anyway, I just felt like I should tell you these things. If you want to talk, I’m willing to listen.
Too much? Maybe. But! the good news is he did respond with a promise to call me and has sent a couple of texts with updates on how my Great-Nephew is doing and growing, so I’m considering the effort a positive step.
About Teresa, she finally contacted me on Friday and we had a nice long chat on Saturday…while Hubby was helping her Hubby move their stuff from storage to the new house. Apparently, I was over-reacting to her “not speaking to me”, she has been sick, trying to work, take care of the babies, and helping get the new house ready for move-in. I knew part of this and was pretty sure the “ignoring” me wasn’t deliberate, but I’m a worrier and an over-thinker and tend to get upset over silly things. Anyway, we made “tentative” plans to get together next weekend.
School…Almost there! Only one chapter left to read then I can take my final and finally be done! Woo Hoo!
Last night Hubby and I went out to celebrate our Anniversary (better late than never, right?) and while doing a wine tasting, ran into an old friend of Hubby’s that he hasn’t seen in about 12 years. So, we ended up having dinner with James and his wife, which turned out to be a lot of fun!
Tomorrow, I get to see the Endocrinologist about my HRT…I’m hoping she will readjust my dosage because this bleeding for 5-7 days then not bleeding for 7-10 days before it starts again is getting beyond ridiculous and I’m ready to stop the hormones COMPLETELY if she can’t/won’t do something about it! Last time I complained she suggested birth control pills…but I do not like that option, there are just too many negative side effects with those and even though I really don’t consider myself a “religious” person, I don’t believe in birth control. So, lets hope for an option I can accept and some sympathy from the Dr.
Oh, yeah my Mother won’t speak to me…I guess she’s still mad about me telling her she was wrong about the Michael situation. Hubby also spoke with William about when they are supposed to come visit and he said that the kids get out of school in June and then Wendy is having surgery and he doesn’t know how long her recovery will take, so he can’t give us a time frame on when they will be coming to visit. I understand (or at least I’m trying to) but this is kind of inconvenient especially since we were planning on scheduling Ellie’s adoption around their visit.
Also, Hubby did not get the promotion, the company decided to hire from “outside” and the other company Hubby was interviewing with decided not to offer him a position also. So, we’re both upset about that, but moving on. Hubby is also pushing me about finding a full time job, but so far I’m not having much luck (mostly because I refuse to work for $10/hr, since with my experience and education I should be getting at least twice that). Job hunting sucks and employers who under-pay are even worse.
I think that’s about it. Let’s hope for a good and productive week!