Oh, PAlady, that is the actual beauty of this vacation.....I haven't had to pay one red cent. I had been trying to stash away a little bit of money here and there out of the measly amount hubby gave me each week so I could pay for the trip ("only" a $185 plane ticket). When I told my old roommate I would be booking soon, she said it wasn't soon enough. I was to schedule time off from work, get on one of the flight deal web sites, find a flight, and call her so she could give me her cc number. I will also be staying with her, so no hotel/rental car.....and my parents are giving me a few hundred dollars to go there with. They, too, are thrilled that I am actually getting out of the house. My youngest son will stay with them so as to be sure he will make it to school each day. I am feeling VERY fortunate for a change.
I wasn't belittling the fact that the beach party existed at all, I am actually quite glad the thread exists (although I have not read through it all yet!), I was just pleasantly surprised by the diversion being allowed.
Susie, I am already singing a much happier tune and feeling quite proud of myself, I must say, for finally having the cahones to do it. Neither of the boys seems upset at all this time (I tried a year ago but took him back after 2 months because they were upset with me). The youngest came to me tonight and said he is "getting sick of and kinda mad at" the fact that dad calls him every morning asking why he doesn't come over every single day.
Nope, no turning back this time. I have tasted freedom and plan on being fat and happy from it!
cervical fusion 2006
L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005
MEDS: Fentanyl patch, Norco, Celexa, trazodone, and Flexeril
To handle yourself, use your head...to handle others, use your heart
I'm going to smile like nothing is wrong, act like everything is perfect, and pretend its not hurting me.