5:17PM on July 19, 2008
Well, I think this entire year thus far has been about giving me lemons and heaven knows I've been trying to make lemonade, but it's never quite right. So, once my son went to spend the summer with his dad, I left to spend some time with my family ... you know, the ones that are supposed to love you? Well, we do love one another, but after almost a month with them, I am certain that I don't want to live that close to them .. there's a reason that I'm here and they're there! I love them dearly and thank the Lord that I have them to prop me up when things go south, but heaven help me if we lived in the same damn town!! I've spent the last month being treated like a 12 year old - I've listened to every financial horror story, how things were when they were young and what I should do with my life and how I should be bringing up my son that I could possibly listen to - and there were some good suggestions ... just made me realize that I could do much of it right where I'm at!
So, Mom and Dad - I love ya dearly - but this girl is sticking in Pennsylvania and going to be smarter about things and try to make it right here. I'll come visit when I can, I'll call when I need a friendly voice but my life is here.
Of course the other issue is that I don't think that they'd appreciate my 'pervin personality' in that small town in Michigan ... so I'll hang here and count on my Rude buddies for a bit of support when I need it!
Stay cool everyone! xoxo Chelsea