Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
So the other day I was taking a survey. One of those that asks your sex, age, race....marital status.
I was given four options:
- Single never married
These questions always bring up an issue for me.
I don't consider myself divorced. It's been so long...almost three times longer than the actual marriage.
And I've never been one to spend a lot of time bad mouthing the ex...not that he doesn't deserve some bad mouthing...but again...it's been soooo long. What really would be the point.
So back to the survey. I always answer 'Single'. I always have a little guilt. But that lessens with time.
I guess I'd like this option:
Single Doesn't Even Remember Being Married
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009
He looks pretty thrilled.
We planned a nice bike ride along what we refer to as the Sonic trail...because at one end there is a...Sonic! It makes for a nice turning around place. A little ice cream and a ride back.
Posted by Jenn at 6:06 PM
Monday, May 25, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
My house wench Amanda is an Aunt. Austin is trying to eat her chin. I think she's diggin it.
Posted by Jenn at 6:17 AM
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
It's possible to be so relieved I'm in tears and so freakin mad at him that I just want to leave him out another night.
I heard Jack about 9pm when I went out to the car. Almost two hours later I still haven't gotten him to come in. He's so scared he won't come near me. I have all the doors open so he can just come in.
So here I am. On the edge of the hood. At almost 11pm. Laying on the couch with the front door wide open, the garage door wide open, the dog door propped open.
I'm giving him until midnight then I'm going to bed.
Now that I know he's alive...I more likely to just be irritated at him for being such a freak.
Posted by Jenn at 9:50 PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
So many of you know how crazy busy the last two weeks have been...lots of brother drama, two regattas, trucks reserved but not available, parents in town, party for my dad...yikes.
I've taken a lot of pictures and just simply didn't have the energy to make each one it's own post so here you go.
Two Fridays ago I spent some time running around with my friend Dave (who then loaned me his truck to get my boats to Topeka for a Regatta...Thanks Dave!).
One of the places we went was home to this little darling and her mother. Her name is Ruby and she is the sweetest little thing.
Posted by Jenn at 3:15 PM
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Posted by Jenn at 2:07 PM
Monday, May 04, 2009
Oh my, what a very long week.
This week I have learned:
How much I love my brother.
How strong my sister is.
What a wonderful woman my brother chose to love.
How terribly lucky he is that she loves him.
How great and supportive my parents are...all four of them.
How little sleep I can still function with.
Stress is a very effective diet. (not one I recommend but hey...I'm not gonna complain)
Having someone do your laundry is such a wonderful kindness. (Thank you Carrie and Manda)
I don't need an alarm clock with River living here.
I need chocolate in my life.
My kids are really amazing and they actually are listening to what I'm trying to teach them.
I hate the rain.
If you put on wet tennis shoes...they never dry.
Living without a dryer is only as big an inconvenience as you let it be.
The mean dog can jump over the fence but only does if I lock the dog door.
Kids get excited over medals...doesn't matter what color.
And I'm sure I learned some other things too.......
Posted by Jenn at 4:24 PM
Friday, May 01, 2009
Really...that's what this crazy week has been about.
Mom and Julia (Bob's girl for those of you who don't know) and I were in the car yesterday talking about Grandma Petty (Mz Virginia) and her ability to send prayer straight to the big guy's ears.
We were apprehensive about letting everyone know exactly what was going on. Wanting to protect him, not embarrass him...respect his privacy.
But the thing is...he's sick. He's really sick and he has been for a very long time.
Monday his sickness almost killed him. It's not the kind of sickness he needs medication for...as a matter of fact...medication is his sickness.
If he were physically ill with a regular, see a physician kind of illness...we'd alert the troops. Everyone would pray...send him good vibes. Love him, support him.
He still needs that. Maybe more than if he were physically ill.
This cannot be a secret. Secrets are what almost killed him. That and the many, many pills he took to numb the pain that he feels from demons we can't even imagine.
Bob is an addict. He has had an addiction to prescription medication for many, many, many years. Before that he was addicted to illegal drugs.
Yesterday he said it out loud. "I'm addicted to prescription medication".
Pray for him. Pray that he has the courage to do the work to learn how to cope with his demons. Pray that he has the strength to make a choice, everyday for the rest of his life. A choice to live.
He will spend the next several weeks with people who can help him.
And he needs to spend the rest of his life with his friends and family who love him and will support him.
Mz Virginia...start those prayers.
Posted by Jenn at 7:50 AM