Monday, July 25, 2011

Moving On on Monday

Most people are never happy to see Monday come along but I've got to say that I don't have that problem with my abnormal work schedule - especially this week as the past week and weekend had some major moments of surrealism, drama, and stress that I was more than happy to put behind me.

Between coming to grips with the fact that Amanda won't be going back to Montserrat as a sophomore and being worried about what the future holds for her, dealing with some drama with a person that I thought was a friend who turned out to be lying snake in the grass who then had the nerve to send me text messages that grew increasingly suicidal as they went on probably thinking I wouldn't do anything about it, as well as working 40 hours from Friday at 3:00 p.m. to Sunday at 11:00 p.m. I was more than happy to climb into bed late last night knowing that I had at least made it through Sunday without additional stress and/or drama.

Of course, when I woke up this morning the worries about Amanda flooded back in along with residual disgust for a certain other individual as well as concern about the sore throat that Jamie has been having up in Canada (trying to play Doctor Mom long-distance is hard) but I'm going to do my best not to dwell on any of that or any other negativity today and just enjoy the fact that I don't have to be into work again until 3:00 this afternoon. Yay for 16-hour breaks!

Following today's shift and tomorrow's double shift I'll be on my days off and enjoying a mini-holiday up to Boston's North Shore with my cousin to attend a Red Sox game on Thursday after spending a night at my happy place - the Hawthorne Hotel. If that doesn't unwind my nerves, nothing will! We've got a few other fun activities planned in addition to the game and I'm thinking I might even leave the computer at home for a change - though the Nikon of course will be going along!

So ... if I have seemed out of sorts and negative recently, I sincerely apologize and hope to be putting on a more positive display of attitude here very soon. And may I just add that if you are going to send me text messages alluding to suicidal thoughts, be advised that I will call the police to do a well-being check on you no matter how much respect I might have lost for you recently and you may end up at the emergency room for a psychiatric evaluation whether you like it or not. I take that sort of thing seriously - I've been an emergency dispatcher for way too many years not to.


  1. oh gosh honey i am so sorry about all this! and a post from you with no photo is a shock in itself!!!

    big hugs, bee

  2. holy moly! I'm so sorry about no college next semester for Amanda. College tuition is outrageously expensive. My sister Janice is about to pay her 5th year as her daughter totally blew off her first year and didn't have enough credit to graduate with her classmates this past year. Janice & Jim agreed to pay the 5th year as Holly has made the Dean's List several times since then and has her scholastic head on straight since then. She's going on to Law School after that. Holly knows Grad School is at her own expense. I have no doubt she'll do well.

    Actually, I'm even sorrier to hear that someone you thought was a friend was not. I know about such things first-hand. Of course you did exactly the right thing - the only thing - by reporting the suicidal thoughts. Period. The End.

    a Red Sox game and The Hawthorne... sigh.


  3. You def. did the right thing for that person. No one should blame you for that at all. I am sorry that things are going crappy right now. I hope my comment this morning didn't come across as unsensitive. I can't imagine as a Mom how hard it is to be in your spot right now. I send prayers that it gets better for everyone. Amanda surely deserves a shot at continuing her art education! Sending big hugs... enjoy your morning off!

  4. Oh... and no photo for a post? Shut the front door!

  5. Oh my Linda you have got a lot going on, I'm sorry to hear it's all so worrying. I'm sure you will sort it all out, just try not to let it make you ill whilst you're working your way through it. x

  6. I'm sorry about the person that was a snake in the grass. I know that feeling well. Some folks just are a mess and it sounds like that person is a mess.

    I'm not suicidal so no worry about me telling you I'm going to off myself. I've too many cruises to do to be that stupid.

    I'm also sorry about Amanda not going back to college. She is so talented. Just saying.

    Try to have a terrific day and rest of the week. Hugs. :)

  7. Monday wasn't good for me as my gold crown decided to leave!

  8. So sorry to learn there is so much upheaval in your life. You did the right thing with the suicidal person. I would have done the same thing. So would any sane person. Hang in there.

    Sending you big hugs, honey...

  9. Anonymous8:59 PM EDT

    You did the right thing by calling that in. That is not something to mess with. Keep the computer home and get some good R&R. A nice comfy bed in a beautiful hotel, some good food, and fun are good for the soul.

    Hugs, my dear.

  10. Sorry to hear about the situation with Amanda. I hope she'll consider this just a delay in her formal education. Maybe she can find a way to get some practical experience until things start to turn around.

  11. It can only get better from here, right? That sucks about Amanda, though. I am indignant on your behalf.

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  14. well crap, your life is sounding as depressingly happy as mine. Oh what fun, I just thank god for the fact you don't have grandkids in the mix. Hopefully that will be some years from now. Have fun at your out of town adventure. Miss you kid!!!

  15. Linda I'm so sorry to read that Amanda won't be returning to Montserrat.
    I agree with Travis that this is just a bump in the road in her formal art education. She has so much talent inside her.

    And whoever that person is, friend is surely not the word for him or her. Sorry all this is happening to you at the same time.

    I do hope we can get together in August. Your trip to the Hawthorne will put a smile on your face, I know that!

    Thinking of you, my fellow Nutmegger. Hope today is a good one.


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