Monday, September 8, 2008

Monday Randomness

  • Is anyone watching the show Must Love Kids on TLC? If you're not, it's about 3 single moms who are "finally ready" to join the dating pool again. The potential dates have to interact with not only the women, but also their kids. As a single mom, I wanted to check it out. While I am mostly enjoying the show I had to mention that one of the moms has a kid that is SO out of control that none of the men seem to want to spend more time with her. She's a pretty hot looking woman, but man, as soon as you introduce her little daughter into the mix, she just plain isn't worth it. We are getting to the end of the show and she might finally be understanding that perhaps some of her parenting choices are affecting the fact the she is still single. Kids need boundaries. They count on us as parents to provide them for them. I'm just saying...
  • So it appears that one of my cats has been adopted by a neighbor of mine. All of my cats are outdoor/indoor cats and one in particular came home the other night with a new collar on him. A collar with a BELL, no less. I would never humiliate one of my cats with a bell collar. How are they supposed to catch the birds and mice with a big ole bell hanging off of them? But seriously? It's MY cat. And he did have a collar. So apparently they took off his collar and put on their own? Who does that? The Ex said that she has seen him slutting around with the kids that live in the house a couple of houses down from me. She even saw one of the kids carry him inside once. What do I do about this? Do I do nothing and just allow us to "share" the cat? Or do I take the damn bell collar off and put his old one back on with an address tag stating that he has an owner? Or do I simply wander down to their house and nicely ask if they are the ones who have been giving my cat the extra love as of late? I have several cats, so I suppose I am fine to share. But still. Who does that? Maybe they seriously think he doesn't have a home and are just trying to take care of him. He is kinda skinny... But he's only a little over a year old and I adopted him and his sister together, so I would kinda like to keep them both. Very strange...
  • My hormones are OUT OF CONTROL!! I swear I feel like crying at everything! I practically burst into tears when dropping The Boy off at school today. Why? I have no idea. I just wanted to keep him close to me. When he said, "No, Mommy stay..." I seriously considered it. "I could take a day off I suppose..." What the hell? I can't take a day off, and why would I want to? Plus, last night I had to discipline him after he poured the contents of his water cup all over the dining room table and rubbed it around with his hands. My discipline made him cry. No news there. And I felt like a giant asshole. I swear I can still see his hurt little eyes crying and it makes my heart break. What the hell is wrong with me? Good lord...
  • The Boy's "baby Daddy" came over for a visit yesterday. He lives out of state and doesn't really see him all that often. Sometimes it is a fine visit, and sometimes he leaves and my blood pressure is through the roof and I swear I have to make an extra visit to my therapist to be able to handle it at all. Yesterday he was fine. We hadn't seen him since the beginning of April, so he didn't know that The Ex and I had officially broken up. We told him. He also most certainly didn't know that I was pregnant again. We told him that too. And he took both in stride. He was actually very pleasant and just seemed to genuinely enjoy the time he was able to spend with The Boy. AND he brought me card for my birthday. (I have NO idea when his birthday is...). And inside the card? An $100 bill. Holy shit. Wonders never cease.
  • The Ex is going to make an offer on buying her own house (we co-own the house that I live in). While that certainly makes sense, it means that I have to come up with the money to buy her out of our current house. She needs my money to use as a down payment on the house she is buying. Good news is, the market is so bad that this is a really good time for me to buy her out. I will end up saving a lot of money as opposed to buying her out when the housing market is better. Bad news is, holy shit, I have to come up many many thousands of dollars. But I suppose if all goes well, then I will be the sole owner of my current house (which is worth A LOT more money than the house she is buying). But man, that is a really final thing. And did I mention how much money I am going to have to come up with?
  • So I called the damned doctors office this morning. And after the line was busy for over a half an hour (seriously, that is not an exaggeration), I got through. And shock of all shocks, someone will have to call me back with my results. I meekly asked, "Can I expect a call back sometime today?" And she said, "Ummm, you should, yes." I guess I will call them back tomorrow after I don't hear anything today. :)

1 comment:

eggdance said...

It sounds like you have a lot going on, but it all sounds like good stuff-- happy (late) birthday!