I'm not actually going to write much about the ending of my marriage. It's just all so typical and embarrassing and boring and maddening. It's juicy gossip but not a very original story. The bigger story is, string of tragic events and life changes, meets midlife crisis and it all falls down. The end.
I am looking forward to quite a few things now. The first thing being a new house where we can settle in and stay. This will be the 5th time we've moved in 3 years and I'm aiming for it to be the last time we move for a very long time. Like the end of The Professional, we are going to plant green things where we are going. I'd like lilacs. We're looking forward to an end to the bugs. My babies look like they have chicken pox between the ants and the mosquitoes and the other day I read a facebook post from someone who caught a scorpion in their house. A Scorpion!... A...Scorpion! F*^% that!
We are planning Jack's second birthday party already. It's in July and we want to invite all the friends and family we have in the Midwest and have water balloons and balloon balloons and helium balloons. Jack loves a balloon, they make him laugh. We'll make a giant cake and cook out and reconnect with people we've missed outside somewhere where there are no scorpions.
We are excited about the water slide park, children's museum, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, t-ball or ballet - maybe both, and a possible hamster. The hamster is agreed to only after an extensive one page report on how to take care of hamsters is turned in. We are excited about boating and the fourth of July and music festivals and apple donuts and cheese curds, pasta and pizza and autumn camp fires and sledding equipment for Christmas.
I have lots of things on my list, mostly boring things. The two that are important to me and I feel like I want to say out loud are this; art & bed. I am going to make a go as a serious money making artist. The last time I did it I was in my early twenties and all bushy tailed and dumb like all doe eyed twenty year olds. This time I have life and experience and desire behind me. While I was mildly successful the first time, I intend to be wildly successful this time. I'm going to go about it a little differently. I'm sure you will read more about it later. I'm going to do all that while sleeping in a beautiful new bed. I think it's called for. That is all.
If you are here in Texas reading this, we're leaving at the end of May. If you are in the Midwest, we are coming home at the beginning of June. Yes, I need help moving, yes there will be beer, no I don't really want to talk much about what happened, and yes the kids would love a play date.