They say that time heals all wounds.
If the cut isn’t too deep and is only a flesh wound, then it’s something that can heal in a shorter amount of time. But what if the cut is deeper than originally thought? Putting a band-aid on it will stop the bleeding, but will it really help the healing process?
I very much appreciate the comments from everybody over the past few days. I certainly didn’t mean to scare people but I there was definitely a spot where things were uncertain. They’re still uncertain, but not nearly as much as originally thought.
Every couple has bumps in the road. Our bumps came earlier than expected and out of the blue…but I believe they are manageable and we can pull through this stronger than we were before.
So I thought I’d give a quick little recap as to what’s been going on with me over the past few days:
Sunshine and I hit a very rough patch. We ended up hurting each other and having both of our trust tested. Maybe one day it won’t be overly painful to blog about, but right now it is. But without going into too much detail, please know that nobody cheated on the other or anything like that. I guess I’ll just leave it at that for now. We’re taking a step back at the moment and trying to figure out what the next step is in our healing process. It’s hard because we’re so far away from each other…and this is a time where being together would make a world of difference. Still, I firmly believe that we’ll come out on the other side better than we were before, stronger in the lessons learned from the mistakes that were made.
My mom, as of this morning, is still stuck in a Halifax hospital. This time, though, it’s a waiting game and doesn’t appear to be overly serious. She had a knee infection that was looked at by a specialist last Friday and was serious enough that the doctor immediately operated on Saturday. After two days of swelling and pain, mom was feeling MUCH better. So why is she still in the hospital? Well, apparently she had pneumonia sometime last year and wasn’t diagnosed…so the infection is apparently a “run-off” from that. The doctors are awaiting test results to ensure the infection hasn’t spread and is just located in the knee. This has turned into VERY long days and nights for my mom…who is stuck in a hospital bed 2 hours from home in a city where she doesn’t know anybody. I call when I can and my dad has driven the round-trip Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday without hesitation…but she’s been crying at night because she’s so lonely. I’m hoping that she’s released later today and can finally come home.
Through my involvement with the United Way, I was able to volunteer for/attend an AC/DC concert last night at the local outdoor concert venue, Magnetic Hill. The unofficial numbers this morning say that over 70,000 people showed up…and I wouldn’t be surprised to find out the final number was between 75,000-80,000 people. I was a “hawker”…which means that a partner and I carried a cooler full of beer (30 covered plastic glasses at a time) into the beer section and sold beer to those that didn’t want to wait in line at the beer tent.
I arrived at the venue at 12:30pm (they wanted us there early to avoid getting stuck in traffic), the doors didn’t open until 3:00pm, the first band didn’t play until 6:00pm, AC/DC hit the stage at 9:25pm, and I didn’t get home until 12:30am…so it was a long-ass 12-hour day on my feet. The good news was that because I was a volunteer (as opposed to those who were paid to work the concert), when AC/DC started playing I was already finished for the day and had been waiting like a giddy little kid.
My section was pretty close to the stage and, as hard as it is to say this, they gave a better concert performance than KISS did last month. Mind you, I had more fun at that one because I was with Sunshine…but AC/DC was overall a better concert. It was absolutely incredible. So now with KISS and AC/DC concerts both attended this summer and the Eagles being attended last summer, my “concert bucket list” has knocked off #1, #2, AND #3. Maybe I’ll generate a new list (future post idea, anyone?) but it won’t be nearly as “must-see” for me as KISS and AC/DC were. I’m very fortunate to have been able to see these bands. When you live in an area where big bands like that only appear in locations that are 10+ hours away, you don’t take seeing them for granted when you get the opportunity.
Ankle Biter FINALLY comes back home on Sunday after spending over a week with his mom at her parents place by the beach. From Sunday thru Friday, I’ve got him all week and can’t wait to get all the activities done that I want to get done. I’ve got plans…I just need the weather to co-operate with me. I miss him terribly. I even emailed The Ex to see how he was doing. Apparently he’s learning how to swim in the ocean and is enjoying it so much that she’ll be enrolling him in swimming lessons for the fall. Just writing about him makes my heart ache to see him again. I don’t know if I could ever do a week on/week off scenario and go 50/50 in custody. I see him 2 to 3 times every single week plus I have him every other weekend, so not seeing him for multiple days at a time totally sucks. Expect pictures and daily updates next week!
So that’s life in a nutshell right now. Things could be better, but they could also be a WHOLE lot worse.