Sunday, October 08, 2006
everything turned out ok...
I went back to bed after yesterday's post for a couple hours. I headed up to get my younger son at about 10 and en-route decided to call my ex-wife to be sure he was going to be ready. She told me my older son actually did want to come with us (he said earlier he had too much homework) I was very happy to hear that. They got in the car and it was like nothing happened. He then proceeded to tell me he was glad we didn't make the bus, that he was having anxieties about going to NYC and also that he didn't blame me and it wasn't really my fault (given the circumstances) You can't imagine how relieved I was to hear that.
Every year after the Big E (I mentioned this in an earlier post) we take this one day and go on a spending spree. I put aside a big chunk from the proceeds of my sales aside and because my normal budget doesn't permit us to do this usually, it's always so much fun. We hit Bestbuy first, then went to an amazing lunch at this very cool place in Enfield, we ate like there was no tomorrow. We then drifted over to Barnes and Noble and spent even more. We must have gone thru $500 easily between the three of us and there were smiles all around by the time we arrived here at the condo to relax.
My younger son picked up a half dozen CD's (The Killers, Taking Back Sunday, Jack's Mannequin to name three that come to mind) My older son grabbed a few movies (Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail and Amadeus are two that I remember) and a couple books.
I snagged these:

Yea ok that makes me look a little gay. Hehe :)
The thing is now that I am on my way to quitting smokes I like to take the time to read during the frustrating times, staying away from the PC . It's worked well for me in the past.
I flushed the prescription Vicodin and Percosets. I won't be needing them anymore.
My toe feels completely normal today and the swelling has gone down considerably.
I headed out last night to meet a couple friends at the bar. I hate going out alone (well walking in alone I mean). I parked, got out of my car, walked almost to the door and then started having this anxiety attack. For some reason I couldn't go in. (maybe it's because walking into a gay bar alone is like being a celebrity walking up the isle at the oscars to receive their award, all eyes and cameras are on YOU. Except that in a Gay bar caddy little comments tend to circulate, and given that most would have been drunk by 12:30 I would probably hear a few of them) I walked back to my car, got in and drove home. I am such a freak sometimes. :) It was for the best I guess. I kind of didn't feel like going out anyway.
Well that's my brief recap of Yesterday, it ended on a very positive note. Thanks everyone for your comments yesterday, they really helped me get through it.
I'm running late, and need a shower. I have to pick them up early today.
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Blogger Hanuman1960 said...
I'm glad that everything turned out okay!

P.S. Re: the reading list. Oh yeah, you're gay!! ;)

Blogger Steve said...
I've done the same thing... got ready to go out, got there, then turned around and went home. I can't explain it, but it is a stange feeling. Glad everything turned out OK, too, and that the toe is feeling better.

Blogger Mikey said...
Glad everything turned out for you!!! Embrase your gayness lol

Blogger potusol said...
I know what you mean about walking into a bar alone. Lately I've been doing it almost every Saturday night to meet up with a friend. But I've found it doesn't bother me like it used to. One of the benefits of getting older I guess.

I'm glad you were able to salvage your day with your son. Things usually have a way of working out. Remind me I said that the next time I'm bitching to you online.

: )

Blogger Spider said...
Sounds like all is right with the world - I am SO GLAD to hear that!

Blogger Marko said...
LOL, yr so gay!

Blogger Jeff said...
Glad to hear everything turned out ok and that you had a great shopping spree day! Sorry to hear about your big toe-I hope it is on the mend now. Have a great week-Jeff

Blogger Doug said...
Glad everything worked out with your son. Gotta love the shopping spree! That sounds like a blast!

Blogger Donald said... glad everything turned out OK.

Anonymous Dustin said...
Ditto everyone else's sentiments. Glad things turned out okay.

Blogger MiKell said...
I know what you mean about walking into bars alone, I don't like it. Even in my advanced years. This is especially true if I've never been there before. Typically, if TheHusband is with me, I make him walk in first.

Like everyone else said, I'm glad it all turned out well. Something like that could've been a disaster, but thankfully, your son sounds very compassionate and very fair, which shows he was raised by a very understanding and compassionate parent. xo

Blogger Doghigh said...
Wow...your kid is awesome!

I hadn't read your blog until today so I didn't know what happened. I am relieved to hear that not only was the weekend salvaged but a lot of fun as well!

I seriously wondered whether I would see you somewhere on Saturday. How weird is that? In this massive City where I have lived for 8 years the thought that I might see you ACTUALLY crossed my mind.

You can see how well I am functioning at the moment :-)

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