It’s funny ’cause it’s true.

You Are Boston

Both modern and old school, you never forget your roots.
Well educated and a little snobby, you demand the best.
And quite frankly, you think you are the best.

Famous people from the Boston area: Conan O’Brien, Ben Affleck, New Kids on the Block

What American City Are You?

This falls under the No Shit, Sherlock category.

In other news: We close on the house tomorrow. Aaaaaaaaack! I’m so nervous, excited, stressed and about 800 other adjectives that I can barely see straight. (Should there be a comma between adjectives and that? This is one of those grammar/punctuation rules that drives me insane.)

And – O’s father told her that he was not going to drive all that way to pick her up every other weekend, even though we are planning on collecting her on the Sundays she’s there. O just kind of shrugged it off. It really seems like she’s become totally disillusioned with her father, although she could just be putting on a brave face. O has an appointment with a therapist on Thursday and I told her she needs to talk to the woman about all this stuff, that she should have some suggestions for O that will probably be helpful.


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shannon
    Feb 27, 2006 @ 15:23:00

    Congrats on the house! One stress factor down…how many to go?It’s almost a relief on one hand that your ex isn’t willing to pick up O (one less stress to worry about), but on the other hand, my heart breaks for O that her dad is shitty dad at best.Now she’ll be seeing the therapist.It seems like everything is finally falling into place for you bit by agonizing bit.


  2. Shannon
    Feb 27, 2006 @ 15:26:00

    Well, what do you know, I’m NY.


  3. Kerri.
    Feb 27, 2006 @ 15:27:00

    Let’s hear it for Boston, baby.I’m also a bit o’ Beantown!


  4. terrilynn
    Feb 27, 2006 @ 16:08:00

    No comma is needed there; you did it exactly right.Good luck with the move.


  5. Carolyn
    Feb 27, 2006 @ 23:28:00

    Wishing you and your family all the best with the move….I also wish O all the best with the counselling……it will be good for her to have an outlet for all her emotions…..Hang in there….Take CareCarolyn~x~


  6. Erica
    Feb 28, 2006 @ 11:52:00

    Yay! Sounds like things are slowly turning around…


  7. bean and sprout's rep.
    Feb 28, 2006 @ 12:43:00

    O seems so smart to me. kids are amazing- they can see right through people. i’m sure counselling will do wonders for her. it will be great for her to know she has a safe place to talk about how she feels and get some tools so she can deal with his shit the best way possible.hope you’re feeling well!


  8. Angela
    Feb 28, 2006 @ 18:05:00

    Kenny and I answered exactly the same way. We are both ‘Austin’!


  9. Anonymous
    Feb 28, 2006 @ 22:20:00

    Nothing like a little distance to put an end to all the insanity with Dad and Step Monster. Sounds like the smartest move you ever made! I say if he wants to see your daughter, let him work a little harder to do so. It will probably be better for O.’s mental health to still see her father, but see him a little less for the time being. He does not seem very supportive of her. Once you and your daughter are not around to fight with him and SM, my guess is he will turn on SM. After six months or so, when he calms down and acts more like the adult in this relationship, maybe O. will want to have a closer relationship with him.


  10. Sarah
    Mar 01, 2006 @ 14:28:00

    Score another one for Beantown. Love your site.


  11. Ellen
    Mar 02, 2006 @ 07:31:00

    Good luck with the move, unpacking and settling in. I hope it feels like HOME very soon.


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