Sunday, January 6, 2008

Not So Alone

For whatever reason, this last month or so has been a tough one. It should be getting easier; after all, we're past the halfway point of DrChako's deployment. I should be happy. I mean really - who sits around at 4:55 p.m. on a Thursday, moping about how crappy the last 4 days of work have been when you're almost ready to go home and only have one day in the workweek left? (For those of you in public accounting, like me, I know this is barely the halfway point of the workweek - I'm trying to appeal to a wider audience here).

But its been the toughest so far. The kids have never seemed more unpredictable and irrational. I don't think I've fully adjusted to having this new person live in my house. The empty bed seems emptier. Work just keeps getting tougher. Friend have emotional events. Family members pass away. Cars get totaled. My patience is just about at its limits.

Then my selfish, self-pitying ass gets kicked by a few people at just the right time.

Sometimes, it is Falstaff, who, touched by the tragedy of worldwide events that hits a little closer to our hearts, takes a moment to send a wish out to my hubby.

Sometimes it is a comment, or personal e-mail from BamBam at exactly the right time.

Sometimes it is CC, who has chosen to spend his own personal mental energy to involve himself in our day to day struggles and concerns, offering up spiritual guidance on a day where it is most needed. Or providing suggestions for me to steal a car, rather than buy another used one.

Sometimes it is Betty, a kindred soul in many ways, who has touched me with her writing and reached out to me with the personal, girly communications I need to make me feel like I'm normal too. Our first drink together will be on me.

And sometimes it is just the whole community of you goofballs and having someone else's perspectives to look forward to each day.

So thank you.

Now excuse me, I think I need to go buy (steal?) a used car.

Respectfully submitted,

The Wife


CC said...

Just to narrow down the options for you, the Top Ten Stolen Vehicles are:

1. 2000 Honda Civic SiR 2-door
2. 1999 Honda Civic SiR 2-door
3. 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX/WRX STi 4-door AWD
4. 1999 Acura Integra 2-door
5. 1994 Honda Civic Si 2-door Hatchback
6. 1998 Acura Integra 2-door
7. 1993 Dodge Shadow Convertible
8. 1996 Honda Civic Si 2-door Hatchback
9. 2000 Audi TT Quattro 2-door Coupe
10. 1996 Chev/GMC Blazer/Jimmy S Series 2-door 4WDž

CC said...

Sorry, that was Canada (didn't even know they had cars...). Here is the good ole USA's Top Ten List for 2006:

1. 1995 Honda Civic
2. 1991 Honda Accord
3. 1989 Toyota Camry
4. 1997 Ford F-150 Series Pickup
5. 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup
6. 1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Pickup
7. 1994 Nissan Sentra
8. 1994 Dodge Caravan
9. 1994 Saturn SL
10. 1990 Acura Integra

BamBam said...

Funny enough... Pebbles and I own three of vehicles on the "Top Ten" list from Canada.
(and they were all reasonably priced ;o) )

I'm glad I help somehow, even if it's just a little. I don't really know how to help, I just want to be a good friend as you have been to us.

katitude said...

It's not the same as the real thing, but consider yourself hugged.

And no, CC, we don't have cars. Those are dogsled models ;-)

Anonymous said...

While, it's not the same thing (The doc is who you chose to spend the rest of your life with, to know you most intimiately), you have friends; real, virtual, and (forgive me, you seem a bit crazy right now) possibly imaginary (just don't do whatever it is they're telling you to do!) Use them. That's what we're here for.