I can’t believe I haven’t posted here since the beginning of July! I’ve been so busy, I haven’t even had time to think about things here.
Anyway…all is well in my world. Like I said, we’ve just been really, really busy! The summer was full of street fairs and private parties and in between those, we’ve been trying to fix up a rental apartment. My son finally moved out, but now I have to pretend to be a REAL landlord and get things “renter friendly”. Not many people would like my kid’s color-scheme (black bedroom, red kitchen and dark blue living room), so my guy and I have been painting, plastering and dry-walling the place. Thank goodness I’m not in a rush to do this!!! I’ll be gone most of December and I’d rather not have strangers left alone in the house.
Yes, I’m still with my guy. I’m sure some have wondered about that since I’ve been silent for so long. In fact, last weekend, we worked our last Halloween party of the year (every year, I get to be “undead chick” in the casket), so tomorrow, we’re going to re-start the painting. Yep. Being the other woman is just SO glamorous!
Now, let’s get caught up:
In July, I was a phone-in guest on the Jennifer Keitt Show based out of Atlanta. I had never done anything like that and had no idea what to expect. Personally, I don’t think it went well at all. Another guest on the show was a friend of Jennifer’s who wrote a book titled “The Mistress Code”. She was an in-studio guest. I was asked for my story, which I gave, but I wasn’t given an opportunity to rebut what this other guest (who came on after me) said. According to her, I was breaking “The Mistress Code” by sitting at home making myself available to my guy any time he wanted me. She said that I wasn’t living my own life. She came to this conclusion because I mentioned that I see my guy almost every day.
Obviously, this woman never read my posts, and if Jennifer Keitt read them, she didn’t contradict her friend’s assessment of my situation. If my posts were read, they would clearly see that while I do see my guy just about every day, I certainly do live my own life. He knows my schedule for volleyball and I let him know when I will be out with the girls. In fact, a couple of friends and I just went to Rehoboth Beach, DE to check out the outlet malls and Dogfish Head Brewery! I also have plans with these friends to be in Key West for New Year’s Eve! Aside from the weekly volleyball, my friends and I take at least one night a month to do a girls’ night. Doesn’t sound like I’m sitting home waiting for him to call, does it? I didn’t realize that I wouldn’t be given a chance to explain all this. It was pretty one-sided on both sides, which really wasn’t right. But…live and learn.
There were street fairs up the wazoo all summer, so my weekends were long. We had to be at the shop by 5 AM to load the trucks, get to the gigs and set up to be ready for start times. If a street fair is over at 6 PM, we wouldn’t get out of there until at least 9 PM (break-down is tough when you are trying to pack thousands of pounds of rubber), which meant home around 1 AM. Needless to say, there weren’t many “romantic” weekends!!! LOL!
But, as busy as we’ve been, we still make time for each other even if it’s just an hour or so after he gets out of work. He still calls me every morning and after work, so we get to catch up with each other that way.
I need to end this here now. I’ve been up since 5:30 AM and I’m exhausted! If anyone has any questions, just send along a comment and I’ll answer as soon as I get it. Good night, all!!!