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Archive for April 4th, 2009

…to all who responded to my last post.  As so many of you noted, all we can do is pray for our children, and hope that they figure it out before it’s too late.  Meanwhile, our daughter’s birthday is coming up, and my husband doesn’t want me to send her anything, not even a card.  I can picture the reaction that that would elicit!!  To say nothing of the fact that I really don’t want to be so mean-spirited.  Just because she keeps us on the outer fringe of her life, doesn’t mean I don’t love her dearly.  Dang kids.    😉

In other news…  some of you may know that eight years ago, I was basically thrown out of a job I loved to make room for the priest’s wife’s best friend.  (He would deny it, of course, but that was the upshot.)  All I can say is, thank God for the internet, because I would have had no contact with anybody at all, if it hadn’t been for my online friendships — which my priest abhorred, saying that I needed to Get Out and Make Some Real Friends.  I suspect that most people reading this blog know how difficult that is:  People’s lives are too full as it is, and to ask somebody to shuffle things around to make room for you is bordering on hubris.

So I’ve been grateful beyond measure for my internet friends.  But a funny thing happened over the past eight years:  While I was sitting around trying to figure out how to jump-start life — I actually did make a life for myself.  It was much quieter than anything I was used to, but ya know — I got used to it.  I got used to having time for my new internet friends, and time for cross stitch, and time for learning new things.  And now that I have my old job back — dang if it doesn’t get in the way of the quiet little life I’d built for myself.  Now, if only I could find a replacement, so Father Count would still have a secretary…

Anyway, thanks for being my sounding board all this time.  I love youse!    😉

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