Positive Thinking Week

One more day of school until SPRING BREAK!!!!

I know, it sounds like I’m the one actually enrolled in school and not just someone who lives with people who go to school.  It’s not like I have a week off and a fabulous vacation planned.  Nope, because that would cost money, and have I mentioned that I have to buy a car for a 16-year-old this summer?

What I have to look forward too, though, is  one glorious week with no homework or delivering forgotten items to school or yelling about grades.  And even better, Super Dad told the boys that he is going to take a few days off of work to take them to the lake.  What’s-your-name-again, say what?

Y’all, that’s what I call a little slice of heaven pie.

Sure, I hear what you are saying.  Overnight visits with dear-old-dad haven’t always been a good idea.  (Hence the expensive lawyer.)  He might drink too much, fight with his girlfriend, expect them to be perfect, yell and cuss.  I know, I know.  In fact, just this week I sent him the draft of our new potential agreement (Petition to Modify the Parent-Child Relationship, as in HIS relationship), which should serve as a reminder of the Morality Clause, the drinking clause, and all of the other please-don’t-be-an-idiot clauses.

He hasn’t responded.  I’m not surprised.  That’s okay, though, since we go to court on March 25th regardless.

Can you tell that I am trying a new positive mental attitude thing?  I’m not going to worry about a potential boat crash at the lake due to intoxication.  I’m not going to worry about a phone call summoning me to drive to the lake to retrieve an unhappy child that hates his father.  I’m not going to worry about a long, drawn out day of bickering in court, or worse yet, another extension of time to go to court.

Nope, nuh-uh.  Not me.  I’m the blogger formally known as Negative Nancy.

I’m going to think about good things like getting up and going to work without yelling at people.  I’m going to think about the possibility of a glass of wine in the evening with no guilt.  I’m going to think about finishing all of the laundry and cleaning up the house and having it stay that way for longer than 30 seconds.  I’m going to think about possibly reading a book.

Speaking of books, I climbed out from under my rock and discovered the Goodreads app.  Love it.  Apparently, not only do I like to read books, I like to read what other people have to say about them.

And I’ve learned that I might never actually write a book because sometimes people say negative things.  [Shiver]  I’m breaking out in hives just thinking about the possibility of public criticism. As if anyone ever means to write a bad book.

Whoa, whoa, wait a minute.  That sounds a bit like worry, Nancy!  This is positive thinking week, or day, or…did I even make it through five minutes?



  1. Time alone=priceless!!

  2. I do hope you enjoy the quiet while you have it, if the ex follows through and does take the boys to the lake (sorry to rain on your positive parade).

    • Hmmmm. Everyone I tell seems to have that same “don’t hold your breath” reaction. Sadly, as usual, I am holding my breath. I always think he will follow through. Always. I know, it might be a little pathetic.
      But I really think that he will this time! They were SO excited when he told them at the funeral home. (Because all of the world’s BEST plans are made at a funeral home.) I know that they haven’t been to the lakehouse since before the divorce. Six years or so.
      Yeah, I can see why it sounds outlandish that they will go now. But…but…Okay, so they might only go for two nights, but I really, really think they will go. WHO KNEW THAT I WAS SUCH AN OPTIMIST?!?!?!?! lol

  3. christine marie says:

    i’m liking this positive week stuff! maybe we can share a glass of wine and some POSITIVE thoughts 🙂

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