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Friday, December 02, 2005

Good News! (and some bad)

I just purchased non-refundable plane tickets for me and the kids to go back and visit the fam in CA. Yay! After talking with hubby last night (part of the time me bawling), he said it would probably be best for all of us. I need a break from him, the kids really miss family and friends, and he wouldn't mind some time alone. I felt that his request was an effort to push me away/ red flag for downward spiral. He said that's not it. We just need some time to ourselves and reflect. I agree. And I am really excited as I now have an excuse to make more lists. In case none of you know, I am a list fanatic. And I have a new/slightly used electronic organizer that is just waiting for some new info. We will be gone for the whole two weeks that the kids are on break from school. The kids will be ecstatic when we tell them.

Last night, hubby informed me that he wrote me a long, painful, emotional email and that I needed to wait to read it until today (it was too late last night to get into anything). So this morning: get the kids off to school, go for my morning walk in the blustery snow, start a fire in the fireplace, get all settled in with warm, fuzzy blanket and laptop, can't get laptop to work, go into ice cold basement, try to open email attachment(it is 11k, computer illiterate me only knows that that is pretty big), click the paperclip, blank page(meaning there is no f*#$*@ing attachment button). At this point I am freakin' out because I waited all night (not getting to sleep very easily thinking about it) to read this stupid thing. Don't want to but call hubby on his cell phone at work to see if he can help me problem solve so I can read this freakishly long email. Get his voice mail. No call back all morning. Call him on his lunch hour. He nonchalantly says, "I must have done something wrong when I sent it. I guess that means we can put that off for a little while longer." Me, "Except now you have me wondering....". Hubby(not convincingly), "I'll try to see if I can fix it when I get back to work."


Now I must go make my lists.


  • At 6:08 PM , Blogger Brie said...

    Wow. That really sucks. I'm sorry. I dunno quite what to say, except for good luck, and that I hope everything turns out ok.

  • At 9:33 PM , Blogger Roxanne said...

    Thanks, Brie. It's actually not as bad as it sounds. Of course I have STILL not read my long email. At least there is no current tension and I get to go on a mini vacation! I can't wait to get my "airport hugs" from the family.

  • At 11:24 PM , Blogger mtcutie said...

    wow... I hope it all turns out ok. I hope the email not opening is some sort of a positive sign from the GODS that points everyone in a postive direction.

    I'll have my fingers crossed for you.


  • At 2:44 AM , Blogger Liz said...

    Sorry, Roxanne. But glad you get to go on a trip!

  • At 5:23 PM , Blogger Jasmine said...

    So did you get to read the letter yet? How are you guys doing?


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