I should qualify that as my first vacation as an adult. You see, I’ve never taken a vacation from work. Usually, I can’t afford to take time off (and really can’t afford to take time off this week, either). My family used to go on vacations when I was a kid, but I’ve never taken one as an adult. I remember Myrtle Beach when I was like 7, but I really don’t remember much. It rained every night and we went to play putt-putt one day and I remember sitting in the sand on one afternoon with my Granny as the tide came in and we kept having to move farther up because the water was washing the sand out to sea.
I also remember the trip my Aunt Linda took me and my sister on to Michigan. We traveled around the exterior of the state but the places that stick out are Mackinac, Mackinaw, the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Holland.
But, my ex got remarried today and I told him (before I found the new job) that I wanted to use this as one of my weeks with my daughter for this summer. There was no way in hell I was gonna let him leave her with his parents or with whoever is watching this other woman’s children.
And yes, I will continue to call her other woman, because other than the fact that I know her name is Stephanie and she has two kids, I know NOTHING about this woman. I haven’t even been introduced to her. And my ex thinks I’m just gonna roll over and not take him back to court for violating the divorce decree? What do I look like? An idiot? Per our agreement, I have to approve ANYONE for ANY child care of our minor daughter. He also thinks he can switch school districts without my approval as well. TUFF LUCK, COOKIE!!!
So this vacation isn’t really a vacation. I’m not going anywhere except maybe the lawyer’s office to sign paperwork so I can submit it to the courts and take his ass back in for contempt. I’m sure my daughter and I will spend a lot of time at the pool. And maybe I’ll finally finish War and Peace, which is an amazing book and I’m only half way done. It’s really long, but if I wrote a book that covered 15 years and half a dozen families, it would be long too.
Maybe I’ll also be able to post some more this week. Working the two jobs is really draining. I come home and just go to sleep to wake up and do it all over again.
Until next time! Bandia