It three in the morning, well almost. My mind is racing and I cannot sleep.
My eldest's counselor called and said they are recommending she stay down in the area she is in and they want her to go to a half way house for a few months rather then come back here. I feel that is best for her. I would love having her closer but people back her trigger her drinking and drug problem and I think if she stays down there around people who will not do that, she stands a better chance of complete recovery. We plan to go down there again to meet with the counselor and talk things over on the 29th. If the roads are bad, we may do the meeting via phone.
My phone was going so I went out and bought one. I did not know til I got it home that it did not have a built in answering machine so I will keep the old one for the answering machine and just use the newer ones for talking. I know I could get my messages via the phone company but I prefer the answering machine. I guess I am old fashioned in that way. I like doing my own messaging.
Monday was Kris's 27th birthday so I took her out to eat chinese today and we gave her a gift certificate for her birthday. I also had some to use for the book store so I got three books and got her three. I am so glad she is sharing books with me again. I read them then give them to her. She has changed since the seperation from her husband. In some ways, I can see the old Kris back. She laughs alot more. I think her husband who about to become her ex is a good boy but he is really more of a boy then a man and she needs a man. He is so nice but so immature and it was not good for their marriage. You know what I mean? He would not further himself and was not acting like a man. He liked to drink too much and hang out with the boys too much. She wanted him to go to counseling and he would not go. He has no clue what it is like in a church and I think they both need some of that. I am not in favor of a divorce but it is not my life and I do not know how long I could handle someone who drank as much he does. I suspect he was running around on her but she does not like to talk about it except she did mention he had someone when they lived in North Carolina.
I just never thought our family would be facing a divorce of any kind and I like so many things about him. It is hard for us to imagine him as not being part of the family. I just wished he matured.
I do know I would not put up with a man who cheated on me or abused me in any way. I was going to marry one like that and I was so glad I did not marry him. I got a good one and I would not trade him for anything.
I will hate to get on the scales when I go to the dr. I was doing well with my weight loss but I am afraid this last month has done me in with all the Christmas eating then the birthday celebrations (my husband baked a rum cake for Kris while we were shopping and we had that with some strawberry ice cream when we came home.)
All in all, it was a good day...