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Our two families will be getting married on November 20th.  

Delicious came over last night after a long day at work and we puttered, drinking some wine while i finished the delicious pork loin roast I'd been marinating.  I told him I had decided we'd get married on December 18 and his reaction was less than enthusiastic: "We have to wait that long?"
Seems he had his sights set on getting married before Thanksgiving, so we could go to his folks as a fait accompli. Considering, however,  that tickets to visit said folks for Thanksgiving will run us around 2k, I don't think the Kid and I will be joining them in 29 Palms.  I just can't leave my son behind to go meet the new in-laws. it's just not right. I'll talk to KoE about it, though.  Maybe he doesn't want to spend six hours on a plane for a three hour time difference to hang out with total strangers for a day or two. ;)

Over dinner last night, Delicious told me he'd finally broken all the news to his daughter K, that we were planning to get married in the next couple of weeks, and wanted a ceremony for just the four of us, to become a family, and then a church wedding in the summer. She was really happy, and asked him if she could start telling people now. Her mom? No, not really. Her FRIENDS. 

I like this kid. Apparently, she did a book report last week that brought the house down. The teacher actually said it was the best book report he'd seen.

I'm stressed about money, spending on odd things like a wedding ring for my fiance, tickets to the Christmas Revels, etc.  Doesn't look like there's much proofing/editing on the horizon, either. I'm stuck in a well of apathy that I hope a trip to the prescribing doctor can patch up.  Doesn't help that I'm on day six of excruciating back pain.  But having my Delicious back at my side after a week of being apart was a wonderful thing. 

I spent an hour and a half yesterday with a woman going for her doctorate in shrinkage, and we talked about the KoE. I've got evaluation forms to fill out, and on Friday he spends three hours with her doing diagnostics, with a two-hour stint the following Friday.  I want to know why he doesn't transition, and how we can help him. This is going to break me, financially, but I have to do it. Wait til I have to pay court costs and maybe give the Asshole Client his $500 back. I can't afford this, even with two incomes.

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Date: 2010-11-02 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glass-lion.livejournal.com
First, CONGRATS on deciding a marriage date! And it's SOON, woooo!

How old is K? Does she live pretty far away? Is it weird-feeling that you haven't met her yet? (No judgment, just curiosity. Also, wondering if it'll be difficult for her gaining a step-parent.)

I am so, so sorry about the money issues. :(((( Hae you checked with Kid's provider to see if they offer any scholarships or charity care?

easier than you feared

Date: 2010-11-02 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soloadventure.livejournal.com
K lives about an hour away and we get her on weekends. The four of us have been spending nearly every sunday together since this summer. She is a great, fiesty, funny kid.

It's Delicious's parents who haven't met me and my kid.

Re: easier than you feared

Date: 2010-11-02 04:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glass-lion.livejournal.com
Sorry - I'm blonde today...

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Date: 2010-11-03 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] baggyk.livejournal.com
Congratulations and good luck.

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Date: 2010-11-03 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sidneymintz.livejournal.com
Congrats Mrs :)

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Date: 2010-11-12 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fitfool.livejournal.com
Congratulations! This news makes me very happy.

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