Monday, September 26, 2011

Quick Rantings of a New Single Mom... Part 2

Okay, let's start by clearing something up real quick... I'm done! I have moved 4 times in the last year, twice cross-country, now 2 states away from where I was, and I'm done! DONE I SAY!!!

So, now that that's all cleared up, we can get on with today's post. I figured it would be an easy one today, to ease back into blogging on a regular basis (I now have interwebbies at my apartment!!!) To refresh your memory, earlier this year I had a post, Quick Rantings of a New Single Mom, where I jumped online real quick and gave a Tatted Mom style update, to start the ball rolling on my fans trusting that I'll be around again. So, in tradition of that (and seriously, how many times am I gonna go through this?) we have Quick Rantings of a New Single Mom Part 2 (and again, seriously, it's actually pretty effing funny if you pull up this post in one tab and the part 1 in another tab, but keep in mind they are written 7 months apart after another huge life change)...

So, my family and I made it safe and sound back to where it all began for me; I grew up in Virginia, and after messed up marriage and messed up relationship, I came back home to family. I'm currently in between jobs (sounds SO much better than unemployed), with 2 prospects on the horizon, 1 tattooing again and 1 back to work at a photography studio. I have my babies with me, including Zombie Kitty and her 3 babies, no friends this time because, well, all I need right now in my life is family... seriously.

In my first 48 hours as a made again single mom, I successfully:

  1. Lost my son at the gas station. Deja vu, right? Yeah, my son has a little bit of a bladder problem, so when he informed me in the middle of our 5 hour drive that he had to go, I pulled over at the first gas station. He took off out of the car and ran inside, straight to the men's room. Well, normally my ex-boyfriend would have gone into the bathroom with him, and not giving a lot of thought to how he wasn't there anymore, I just went and used the women's bathroom. Get done with my business, and wait outside of the men's bathroom. 1 minute... 2 minutes... a group of men come out, I stick my head into the door... no ginger boy. Panic sets in, I run through the gas station, outside to the car to find my son sitting in the back seat playing with the kittens. I cried, hugged him tightly, and explained to him what he did that scared mommy so much, and how he was going to the women's bathroom with me from now on. He doesn't like me being a single mom any more than I do...
  2. Channeled Martha Stewart for our first starting over home cooked meal... NOT! How about box mac and cheese and a salad? Yep, that's what I had the motivation for. 
  3. Realized a queen sized sleep sofa is not big enough for me and my sister, nor is it conducive to my back problems. The thing is, by the time we get everything set up correctly, I'll be sleeping in a twin bed... how depressing is that? 30 years old and in a twin bed... needless to say, dating is nowhere on my plate in the future...
Things have been much better this time around, but I think that's because I made the right decision to come back to family. They are always there for you, even at 8 o'clock on a Sunday morning to unload your moving truck into a storage unit. I had 2 jobs semi-lined up before I even got here, just have to swing by both places this week and get the ball rolling even more on me working once again. Things seemed to fall into place here, when everything else was falling apart where I was... so I had no choice but to leave. 

It's been a little harder to keep a smile on my face this time around. Everything has happened so fast that I guess I've just refused to really think about how messed up things got. I thought I had it all, and it quickly came tumbling down with one simple act... But everything happens for a reason, and for whatever the reason, I'm meant to be here, in Virginia, my kids and I, and my family. Lovers come and go, friends stab you in the back, and at the end of the day I have myself and my family to rely on. I really am lucky, and have to keep that thought in my head at all times.

So, here's to starting over yet again. Good news is, I have internet, so y'all will have a regular dose of Inklings from now on. I've missed blogging so much. And y'all thought I wouldn't be around again... you can't get rid of me that easily....




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