January 9, 2007

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Forgetful

It's been almost three days now and still no sign of my husband.

On Sunday he mentioned something about leaving for a job-related trip for the week but I can't remember all the boring details. All I know is that this is the third night I'm going to be alone and I don't think I'm cut out for this single mom nonsense. I've done my best, but it's been 65 hours and I'm sure he would understand what I have to do.

First things first. I'll go to the courthouse tomorrow and get my last name changed back to my maiden one. I can't be expected to keep his name as a constant reminder of past times when all I need right now is to move forward.

As far as cleaning out his stuff, luckily that was done on day two of his absence. It never hurts to be overly thorough in cleaning and this time it paid off. I was itching to get rid of all his high school $10 t-shirts anyway.

In order to ease the transition for my daughter, I'll just ask Pixie if she wants an ice cream cone every time she asks about her Daddy. I think I think I read this in a parenting magazine somewhere...

I'll have to hock the wedding ring. Admittedly, I've grown attached to it, but it's hard enough for a 7 months pregnant woman to re-enter the dating pool - heaven forbid she have a wedding ring on as well. And I can use the money to pay for my eHarmony fees.

I should also polish up the ol' resume. Since I last graced the employment arena I've gained a few valuable skills such as nagging, bossing and whining. I saw a job advertised today at the Democratic Party Headquarters downtown that had my name all over it.

The 47 inch t.v. in my front room will be disposed of immediately. I can't think of the best way to get rid of it. There is the slow and pleasurable way of just letting my toddler beat it to oblivion with salad forks or I could put it on the free section of Craigslist and have it gone within the hour. Hmmm... I just don't know. Being single again is really hard!

Spike, wherever you are, I wish you well. We had a good run. If you ever choose to come home someday, I'd be willing to give it another go. That is, if I still remember who you are.

15 comments:

Janell said...

Naw, trade the tv for 50 lbs of chocolate as you'll surely have a few times you'll need some comfort once you've reentered the dating market.

=)

Rachel said...

You're funny.

Adam said...

If that demon child so much as lays a finger on my T.V. ...

The Wiz said...

SOoo funny!! I hate it when my husband goes out of town, too. Let me know how that job at Democratic headquarters works out for you. :)

BlogWhore said...

I'll trade you my husband for the TV?

firstinline said...

if that hot, rich husband of yours is going to be single again, it wont be for long. keep us posted!

Sarah said...

Now THAT's a deal I can make >:)

stupidramblings said...

Yikes!

I'm on a business trip right now, and you can take the 47" TV to my wife Limpy. She'll know what to do with it; I already told her you were dropping it by.

chronicler said...

oh.my. heavens, you are too funny! I love it. Can I have some ice cream too?

compulsive writer said...

You know, I would only do this for a really close friend, but I might be able to find it in me to take that TV off your hands for you. Just don't let it get around or anything. I'd hate for just anyone to think they could ask such a huge favor of me.

Suzie Petunia said...

I've seen so little of my husband this week... and last week... well, ever since Christmas... that I FEEL like he's out of town. We're talking 8 AM until Midnight (or later) he's working. I need chocolate. I need ice cream. I need your tv the most. His big company party is this Friday and I'm afraid I'll show up all bitter and looking for a fight with his boss.

Neurotic Mom said...

You can have my husband

Sarah said...

I'm I the only person who would rather have a husband than a t.v.? Or is there a difference... Maybe it's just the three days separation talking, but I kind of liked the guy!

Janell said...

I'm afraid I have little to trade for a husband, so a tv is a decent consolation prize =)

Rachelle Black said...

LOL! Can totally relate here, husband works third shift full time.
I feel like a single parent- and I don't even have a 46" TV as consolation.
But I do have a PS2 and Final Fantasy 12- woo-hoo!!
Come on up to the mountain and we can commiserate our singlehood together.
SLainte~
Rachelle