Friday, March 18, 2005

Spring arrives

Well, Sunday is the first day of spring--12 hours of daylight, 12 hours of dark. The flowers are blooming, the trees are beginning to fill out, and allergies will soon run rampant! UGH! Oh,'s an annual requirement if you're going to live here.

It's now been nearly 3 weeks since the nuptials, and I've honestly been so busy at work that we haven't even had time to stop and enjoy it. I love my work--don't get me wrong! It's just that I've always been the kind to work too much, and for someone known to spend too much time in front of a monitor, it gets to be overload pretty easily. My wife, however, is very understanding of my work habits, and after giving her the better hours of the evenings and weekends, she affords me the time to get on my computer to work, play, or whatever. Then again, she has the wireless laptop for her Ebaying and emailing, so she's happy with that, too.

My ex has decided that she will relinquish custody of the kids this summer after school is out without a court hearing. It's the first time in a very long time that I've had a kind thought of her, even if it turns out to be short-lived. She has openly admitted to our children that she doesn't like my wife--but then again, she's never liked any of my female companions! I guess that's life. My wife is going to be around for a very long time!

While I'm speaking of my spouse, I have to remark about her unbelievable consideration for the kids. She has gone over and above what ANY stepmother should be expected to do. She cares for those kids as if they were her own, and she has stood right beside me through this entire child custody case, offering encouragement and opinion. If you ever meet this woman, you should shake her hand and tell her what a fine example she sets for the rest of the stepmothers out there. They don't get the monicker "stepMONSTER" for nothing, ya know! She is also the driving force behind construction of our new house on the lot we've purchased in Greenbrier. It is an unbelievable home with 2 floors and a basement/garage--2400 square feet of house--with 1200 square feet of garage?! Good god! I could clear me off a spot and throw a fit! w00t! I'll have more information on that as the deals close.

So that's my life as I see it. Nothing much changes. We just trek onward and upward. I close by saying "thank you" to whomever is in charge 'up there' to give me a woman who can actually stand being around me!

Until next time...

Saturday, March 05, 2005

How it goes...

It's now been a week since the nuptials, and as odd as it is to hear "husband" and "wife", it's really been nice. Of course it's expected that newlyweds will be in that whole "bliss" stage, but keep in mind that I've lived with this woman for nearly a year already. It's more permanent now with the whole marriage thing, but as far as "how does it feel" goes, it just feels--good. I haven't yet had a regret, and I don't know that I will. Since I've moved to this new job, my life has been incredibly drama-free and actually fun. Fun. Imagine that. It IS possible!

So, to my former employer, I leave nothing. I do, however, feel sorry for my previous supervisor, as she is stuck in this situation for a few more months. Several of my former students still contact me on an almost-daily basis, and it's always good to hear from them. It is certainly far from being over...but I can assure you that it will get worse before it gets better!

Until next time...