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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Stresssssssssssss

I woke UP stressed out this morning. Tomorrow is the day I leave for my mini-vacation to Chattanooga. AND I take my Praxis exams on Saturday morning. AND I have to get all this weekend's homework done before I go. NOW my children's dad has backed out of meeting us in Chattanooga. The plan was that he would drive up to meet us so he could see the kids... he hasn't seen them since he moved out of state in December. Well, now he isn't going to be able to come, and I know my kids are going to be devastated. You would think since he doesn't pay a DIME in child support.... ugh... that's beside the point.

I talked to his sister and mom this morning, and they have offered to pay for my rental car/gas/expenses if I will bring the children to Florida next week to see them. I am out on Spring break anyway, and didn't have any plans other than just being lazy and relaxing. They want to take us to the beach, and do some other fun things. And that would also allow my babies to see their dad. I don't really know what I want to do. One part of me sees it as a free vacation to Florida. My kids would LOVE to go. And I really don't mind driving down with them. I know my in-laws will make sure my ex behaves himself, and will make sure we have a good time. My in-laws have always been good to me and the kids... they know my ex is an irresponsible asshole.

I guess it's just that I like to plan things out, and it's NOT part of my plan. Yeah, I could make it work. Yeah, I could have fun! I don't know, though. I am going to pray on it and think on it while I am in Chattanooga. Bottom line is that I know my kids LONG to spend time with their dad. I know making the trip will make them happy. Even if it causes me a little stress along the way, I think with the shitty year they have had, it's the least I can do.

I did think this morning, "How am I going to do Medifast with all this traveling?" I am not really worried about it because it IS so portable. As long as I have my mini-blender and my bars, I think I will be okay. I will be staying with my sister-in-law in Florida (who is a vegetarian), so I know I can still be able to prepare my foods there. The plan gets easier with each day, and I am really not hungry. And the cravings are also going away. I am 94% sure I can do it while I'm away...

I don't know what will happen, but I know I have to get up and get crackin' today! I have been on the phone dealing with stress and drama all morning, and I have so much to do! My daughter comes back this afternoon, and I NEED to get everything cleaned before she gets here. And get my car serviced. And go to the grocery for stuff to take on the road. And get packed and get in the bed at a decent hour so I can be ready to go. Oh, and let me not forget that assignment I need to turn in. DAMN! Too much to do! Later!

11 comments:

  1. I love the beach -- kind of jealous here...sorry about their dad. Have fun in Chat...

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  2. I know you'll do what's best for your kids & yourself. Its great that you still have a good relationship with his family... that's sooo hard for some people to manage. Hang in there! :)

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  3. I think it would be a nice trip.

    - Lisa
    http://inweighovermyhead.blogspot.com/

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  4. Wow, lot's of stress! Speaking as a person that grew up with divorced parents.....if you think the kids will benefit from spending time with their dad and relatives, I think you should go to Florida. My dad was not the greatest ex-husband or dad, but I always appreciated that my mom let me spend time with him often.

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  5. I am from Dalton, Ga & I absolutely adore Chattanooga. I hope you guys have a blast. Sorry about the ex, it is always a pain when people don't cooperate & try to make things flow smoothly. I really think you should take them up on the Florida trip, it would be good for the soul. BTW, I love your blog.

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  6. ohh the stress - has it effected your eating - that is my problem, i get the munchies when stressed

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  7. I So feel your stress and pain in that situation...been there....do that....always "unknown"...and "last minute changes" and me left to help the kids process it all....all the while he bad mouth me to them (which..they fortunately...see right through at this point). Erg. Hang in there. Florida sounds nice....I'd say...just go for it. Avoid him as much as possible....and try to get some alone time for you.

    NICE JOB on the 10 pound thing. I am not a big fan of medifast...personally...but I know it can work great for others and I think it is fantastic that you are having so much success!

    (ketosis makes me really cranky and stressed, by the way...so watch out for that a bit...have some good de-stressing plans for yourself!)

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  8. Wishing you a good trip! I'm sure you will be able to stay on the plan. Have fun :)

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  9. You really have a lot on your plate. Good luck with everything!

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  11. Good luck on your exams. Have fun on your vacation. I think its great that you have a good relationship with your ex's family. Go have fun enjoy the beach..

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