Wow! This whole week was been absolutely crazy. Yesterday was Christmas and I wasn't sure how I'd feel or react to anything because of all the craziness.
I confess, I haven't been working out or running like I should. In fact, I haven't really done anything since mid-October. I usually go to the lake and run, but it's kinda too cold for that now. So I finally got off my ass this week and got myself a membership to Snap Fitness (24hr. access). I've really missed going to the gym and having some time alone with my HRM, my earbuds and my iPod. Merry Christmas to me. ツ
My daughter, Lauren, informed me this week, that she is moving in with her boyfriend of eight months and living with him and his father who, by the way, is an alcoholic. She'll be 19 years old in a couple of weeks and there's nothing I can do about it except pray she doesn't get herself hurt or land in jail. While this was a major shock to all of my senses, I managed to keep my cool for about two hours before I started yelling at her about questioning her on her decision to totally screw up her life for some kid who's been in and out of jail, violated his probation, and who's father kicks him out of the house every time he's drunk so he's left having to roam the streets in the worst part of town. But whatever. All I can do is wait for her to come crashing down so I can pick her back up again learn another one of life's lessons: A couple can't live on love alone or You can't demand respect from someone if you don't respect yourself or Don't move in with someone just because he thinks you're cheating on him when you're not. Talk about wanting to beat the shit out of some people feeling helpless. I have to drop her off at the bus stop on January 8th, her birthday. Maybe that will give me enough time to smack some sense into my only daughter convince her to stay.
I won something! I mean I actually won a trip… to Montana?! Yep, that's right, Livingston, Montana, to be exact. I won it from Girls Getaway Guide. The prize is a 4-night getaway to the Flatpenny Inn in Livingston, Montana. After reading about Casey's experience on the same trip, I am extremely excited about this trip!! And this all fits in with my list of things to for my 40th year celebration. This also means I got that gym membership just in time. This trip is more motivation for me to get in shape.
Christmas day was filled with mixed emotions. Kim, my husband, is really upset that my daughter is leaving and it shows. She's broken into tears a couple of times because of the change in his attitude toward her. He doesn't realize the impact he has on her and there's a lot of tension in the air between the three of us.
Jacob, my youngest, was thrilled with all of the gifts he received this year. Santa left him a book with a note about Santa knowing about his dream to become a heart doctor someday. He thought it was great that Santa even knew about that. Everyone was happy with what they got. I actually got two of the gifts on my wish-list this year and that was awesome! I just wish everyone was happy with each other.
Did I mention we got a new car? We did. It's a silver Subaru Legacy. My husband doesn't care for it much, but I like it. It fits me really well and I look damn good in it. So that's good, since I do most of the driving anyway.
One more major thing that happened this week – one of my best friends was proposed to yesterday! When Kim first texted me, I actually cried at the thought her and her boyfriend getting engaged. I remember her telling me all about him that first day they met. I am so very happy for her. Kim, I love you, but if I'm not asked to be part of this wedding, I will hurt you. Oh shit…another reason for me to get back into shape, but this means a trip to Vegas for me. Yayee!!
Yeah. It was a crazy week, but other than the big "Screw you, Momma" I got from my daughter, my week was pretty damn good. How was your week?