Monday, March 7, 2011

What a Weekend!!!

  Whew!  I have never been so glad to see a MONDAY!!  I am still trying to wrap my head around everything that went on this past weekend. 
  Where do I even begin?  I guess its best to go in order! It all started with as soon as the pick up for visitation happened.  We had our hellos and hugs and as soon as hubby was in the car, he let it fly.  Telling the oldest ones that what goes on in our house is not their mothers business unless we are endangering their welfare.  It stemmed from all the nasty text messages over my health from his ex and new furniture that I bought.  Apparently they told their mom about my new living room suite.  The SAME living room suite I had been saving for, for how long? TWO YEARS!!!  Does she think every dime in this household belongs to her or something?  I still can't figure it out.  I learned months ago that my money is MY MONEY and his money is HER MONEY.  (*rolling eyes*) because he was with her first.  I will never understand a woman who tries to remain fully dependent on a man financially.  Especially after she gets child support, alimony etc.  Im just glad my hubby doesnt succumb to her demands.  Apparently from what I know from my hubby and others who are familiar with the situation is that she was ALL about the money while they were married thus he worked 18-20 hour days to support HER lifestyle. So she continues to be ALL about the money.  Sorry, but I refuse to live above my means and force my hubby into an early grave.  When I met him, he was sick.  Very sick.  He had finally had enough and left.  After months of counseling and her attitude towards him, he left.  She will fully admit to not being the wife she should have been.   My hubby spent what seemed like every other week in the hospital for stress reasons and heart issues when I first met him.  Doctors told him he couldnt continue to work the way he does and live longer than another year or two.  It was taking a toll on his body.  Did she care?  NOPE.  Did I care, you bet I did.  I refuse for him to work the way he did when I first knew him.  His children having a father that is alive and well is much more important than her hair, nails, and boobs.  While I whole heartedly agree with child support to SUPPORT HIS CHILDREN, I do not agree with a woman who works full time at a wonderful job to receive alimony.  It's infuriating.  Its called involuntary servitude.  Hes basicly her slave until the time period is up.  It's UNCONSTITUTIONAL! 
  The second thing that happened this weekend is my youngest step-daughter who is 9, decides every other weekend that she is my husbands ONLY child and that she needs ALL of his attention.  What did I expect to change this time?  Nothing, Ive learned to expect nothing.  My oldest step-daughter is very bitter about her sisters behaviour.  Saying she is an attention getter and brags about being "the favorite".  So here I go trying to fix that issue with my hubby.  Hopefully next visit I can get him to take the oldest to lunch or something without feeling guilty for leaving the youngest behind (she is the only one who gets alone time with daddy).  She is also the same one who is insanely jealous of EVERYONE.  I understand she misses her daddy, but some of the stuff she does is mind boggling.  She writes in her diary this weekend and puts it away.  Then she comes to me and says she doesnt want anyone to read it.  I tell her okay, that its her private thoughts and no one will get into it.  I later go into mine and hubbys sanctuary.  The ONE place that is ours and is OFF LIMITS to all of the kids only to find she had been in there without permission and placed her diary entry that was ripped out on top of my pillow.  It said "I miss my old house, I miss my mommy and daddy being married.  I want it back the way it was and will do anything to make it happen. Sorry April."
It tugs at my heart strings, I can only imagine how she feels. So I take her paper back to her and she throws it in the trash, looks at me and says "I mean it, I want my old life back and your not going to get in the way."  I tell her I am sorry that she thinks I am in the way but that things will never go back the way they were.  That life happens and things dont always go the way we want them to.  She goes and writes another entry in her diary.  Later that evening I tell hubby about PART of the issue.  So he asks to see the diary, which had a much nicer version of what she wrote for me inside.  He talks to her and basicly tells her the same thing I did.  It felt good to be backed up.  I felt like she was targeting me, and that she was threatening my marriage.  I wasnt mad about it, but felt something needs to be done about her recent attitude towards me.  Its been blatantly disrespectful the past 2-3 months.  I wasnt upset at her feelings, I was upset that she had no regard for me and that I wasnt going to get in her way.  I know a child shouldnt make me so insane but lately she is.  I think its partly that this little girl, just a few months ago treated me with respect and acted like she loved me so much.  Now the games are being played with pinning biomom and me against eachother.  Shes been caught in telling her mom lies about things I have said.  I wont tolerate that.  Her mom might, and she may even choose to believe her but at my house she WILL NOT get away with lying. 
  The third thing that happened, uggggh!!! The insanity will never end.  I go to get groceries and while loading them in the back of my SUV, I notice someone has scratched a word on my trunk area.  I look at it and it says "Bitch".  REALLY? Well ya know, maybe I have been on edge lately with my health issues and dealing with so much BS, but a bitch I am not.  Hubby and I come home and I call each of the oldest kids and skids individually to a private room and ask a simple task.  "How do you spell the word bitch?  Im serious, so dont laugh and spell it for me."  My middle child says "b-e-c-h".  I knew it wasnt him anyway but for the sake of involving anyone with a halfway ability to spell and write I had to ask.  My youngest stepdaughter joins me in the room after I call her she says "b-i-c-h"  My oldest son who is 10 joins me, I make the same request of him and his reaction was a deep startled breath in and automatically saying he didnt do it he didnt do it.  Mind you, I didnt tell any of them why I wanted the word spelled, just to spell it.  He then breaks down in tears and insists he didnt do it.  Now why would he act that way?  Especially if he "didnt do it" how would he know what on Earth I am talking about.  BINGO, got the one who did it.  I dont even know what to say.  I walk away and send him to his room.  After a much needed 10 minute cool down, I go in his room and ask him to tell me the truth.  He confessed.  He has been giving me major issues lately as well.  Im beginning to think he and my youngest sd are drinking from the same glass.   Issues with stealing tooth fairy money from his brother, lying, failing grades after making honor roll all year, refusing to do his chores (that he gets paid for!), talking back, rolling eyes, throwing food at various items in our house (when eating is ONLY at the table), pushing, hitting, kicking his younger brothers when they are actually NOT even bothering him, spray painiting my trees, grass, deck, youngest brothers bike, and hubbys grill HOT PINK and now scratching a cuss word into my car.  WONDERFUL!   Ive talked to him, his dad has talked to him, my hubby has talked to him, his nanny.....just trying to figure out what is going on with him.  Nothing, he wont even talk about it.  He says he was just acting stupid.  What I wanna know, "WHATS IT GONNA TAKE TO MAKE HIM ACT SMART?????" ugggh!   So now he has to write 500 sentences that say "I will not destroy or disrespect someone elses property."  He also has to wash and wax my car on the next pretty day, as well as pay for the cuss word to be buffed out!  Gotta learn responsibility somehow!
   The good thing about this weekend,  I found out that my attacks are not stress related.  During all the crap this weekend, no attack.  So hopefully we can figure it out when I go to the Doctor.  I am on day 3 I believe of no attacks.  Hopefully they STAY AWAY!  :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Gearing up for the Weekend

A day and a half has passed and I havent had an attack.  Wonder if I can cancel my doctors appointment. Hmmmm.  Probably not because I will more than likely be drug there kicking and screaming.  Might as well go quietly. LOL. 
Its our weekend with the skids.  Im wondering what this visit will bring.  It seems like there is a new surprise everytime.  Some are good and some not so good.  I wish the weather would cooperate. I really wanted to have a beautiful weekend where I could get some pictures of the kids.  Our hillside is covered in Easter lillies that are in full bloom.  I didnt realize how early they bloomed this year until I took my first daily walk.  Ive been cooped up in this house so long that Ive grown into a hermit, but being outside has done me good.  I even love the execise I am getting from it.  Its not a mundane gym with the same ole same ole...Its nature, ever changing and ever so beautiful.
Ive learned its okay to take time for me.  Things may fall apart if I am gone for an hour (they really do) but its nothing that cant be fixed or that cant wait.  Now if I can just take that long relaxing bath Ive been wanting without the kids banging down my door.  Hmmm.  Will have to work on that one.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Another Bad Day Turned Long Night

I absolutely despise my husbands ex sometimes.  She is such a loon.  Texts my husband out of the blue about giving her $850.00 for their oldest childs braces.  Its disgusting what she does.  The child did not NEED braces.  Her teeth were very straight and had a beautiful smile.  Sometimes I wonder what she puts her through.  She comes to our house with proactive solution that her mom says she HAS to use. I wonder what her self confidence is sometimes with someone constantly trying to "fix" her.  Its not just that but she is 13 and going to the gym so she doesnt gain weight.  The girl is not anywhere near overweight by any means.  So when my husband tells her that I am having medical issues that he is worried about and dealing with first because braces were not a  necessity she flies off the wall about having them first and how I need to provide for my own health needs.  She then has the gaul to text me and ask if I am contagious.  REALLY?  I swear she is nothing but a psychotic you know what.  So we talk to our lawyer about the whole braces thing and she tells us not to worry about it that she cant push braces in court because it was not a medical need.  In other words she didnt need them due to inability to eat or drink.  Normally it wouldnt be a big deal but when we are paying child support, alimony and other medical bills for the kids that ARE a necessity like clockwork and have our bills that are a necessity as well it burns me up at how she behaves.  Not to mention the fact that she flies or drives to a different state every other weekend to see her boyfriend.  I will relish the day the youngest stepchild turns 18.  I am so tired of dealing with this woman. I keep holding out hope that maybe one day she will stop being so hateful and arrogant and start doing what is best for the kids instead of being selfish and using them as a way to hold over their fathers head. 

The day went on without an attack.  Ive come to expect the unexpected with these.  I never know when they will hit.  Sitting at the dinnertable I lost my feeling in my hands and feet.  Then came this stinging sensation in my left side, up my chest and up through my throat.  I waited a little while to see if it would pass and it didnt.  I took my pulse and it was 112 at rest.  The lowest it came down to was 104.  So we decide to go to the ER where I sat in a psych room for 30 minutes before anyone came to do anything.  Im glad I wasnt having a heart attack.  A woman in the room next to mine was banging on the walls, screaming and going crazy.  I wondered why they would put me there.  Then finally the doctor came and was such an ass!  Didnt listen to a word I said then it dawned on me that they thought I was feigning for drugs or was coming off of a high. ROFLMAO!!! It wasnt funny last night but today I find it hilarious.  They ran an EKG and some bloodwork but everything came back fine.  So back home I go.  Still waiting for my appointment and still calling around to find a doctor that can see me sooner.  And the wait continues...................