Julie's Journal

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sorry about the delay in posting. I have been quite lazy since Thanksgiving. But I am moving around more now, so I should be able to update a bit more often.

First, I would like to send a HUGE thanks out to Jennifer of http://threesons.clubmom.com/ for the kind word of support and encouragement. It is so nice to know that there are people who care, even if they don't know me that well. She sent me quite a few new readers to sent me good thoughts also. They really did help so much.

I really liked what Gillian said. That I should be strong for my children, but it was not necessary to be strong on my blog. It is nice to know that I can release that frustration/hurt here so I can be a better mom for my children. I don't want my children to suffer just because their father and I could not make things work between us. I told him today that he was more than welcome to come over Christmas morning for when the kids opened their presents. He said that he thought we would not want him here. I told him that this was no longer about "us", but now my main priority was "them". He seem a bit surprised by that. He said he would get back with me about that.

We will probably be going to the attorney again this week. We need to get our papers filed before December 31th. Right now in Louisiana there is a 6 month wait before a divorce can be finalized. After Dec. 31th the wait is a mandatory 12 months. I do not want to drag this out for a whole year.

Well, that is pretty much the latest on all of that. I will have a pretty busy week. Friday and Saturday the kids are performing in the Nutcracker Ballet in Hammond so we have practice and dress rehearsals almost every day this week after school. Savanna is a girl soldier and Zachary is a boy soldier and party boy. This is our first year participating in the Nutcracker. I am really looking forward to it. The kids are very excited also.

We stayed home today and cleaned the house some. I wanted to put my Christmas tree up but we did not get that far. I told the kids I would get it out of the attic tomorrow and we would decorate it all together tomorrow night. Thankfully, they went for that!!! I hope I can get that tree down from the attic by myself. We shall see!

How about some good new? We did get our new puppy right before Thanksgiving. She is a long haired Chihuahua. We already have Mickey, our smooth coat male. Her name is Mina. She is sweet and very playful. The kids absolutely adore her!!! I will try to post some pictures of her soon. I have to track down my camera. I think it may be in the car? That is what I am hoping for anyway!

Alright, that is all of my news for right now. Thanks again for the kind words and support. It is appreciated more than you know!


At December 04, 2006 5:21 AM , Blogger jeneflower said...

You sound better than before. That is good. You are right- it is all about the kids right now. You are a great mom! That is wonderful about the puppy. Your kids will have great memories.

At December 14, 2006 5:34 AM , Blogger Margaret said...

My sister and brother-in-law were divorced when my nephew was 3. They still had Xmas morning as a family when my nephew was young. My nephew is now in college and those memories mean so much to him (especially since his dad tragically passed when my nephew was 12).

I think it's really impressive that, even in your personal grief, you recognize the things you can do to make this easier on your children. As Jen said, you're a great mom.


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