Told You I would Be Back...

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Told You I would Be Back...
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Fri, 11-16-2012 - 2:48pm

when I got internet...just took a little longer then expected!! LOL But I finally got it hooked up last night, and now I'm back for good and boy I have missed you ladies!!! I have lots to catch up on. Haven't looked around yet. Just wanted to say hi and I will fill you all in a little later on my life....if you're interested lol It's been crazy busy with working....two jobs. But I love it! It's going to be nice being back at our 'kitchen table' with all of you! Promise I'll be back in a bit. Busy day, finally a day off and stuff needs done around here!

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Registered: 07-23-1998
Tue, 11-20-2012 - 8:20am

Welcome back Chrissy! You have been missed terribly! Can't wait to hear an update about you!

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Registered: 09-10-2003
Thu, 11-22-2012 - 9:44am

Thanks girls, I'm just glad you didn't forget me! lol

I don't what I've told you in my few pop ins over the year. So I might repeat myself. As you know, I have two jobs that keep me very busy. The one is at an old age home where I do housekeeping and laundry. LOVE the residents, they make me smile and although we are not supposed to have our favorites, I do! My boss is great, and treats me well. About a month ago she told me I was a Godsend and I was the easy part of her job. Today, it's the annual job evaluation when I go in so I'm hoping that hasn't changed! lol My other job is at the dollar store here, she works around my hours at Belvedere which is perfect. Between the two this summer I barely had a day off. I added up my hours for August (haven't had time to add the rest) and just for that month I had 212 hours. I'm happy to say that I pay all my bills and my rent on my own. I don't get any help from Ken financially. We called it even since we each have one to look after. As I mentioned in a QOTD post, him and I are getting along better then ever. He does helps me out with the small things. Like for instance my toilet needed something and he went out and bought it for me while he was here. My oven element blew, he bought and changed that for me both of which I never asked him too, my internet hook up, I called him to see what I needed because he always took care of that stuff, I know nothing of computers other then how to play on them. lol When he was up in the summer, I actually had one day off where I could spend the day out at the lake with both kids, and him. He was our boat driver. Took the kids swimming, boating, fishing, cliff jumping. Kyle turned to Ken and I when we were laughing and joking around and said. "You know, I was thrilled about what happened, but I am really glad you two can still get along". It was a great day. Spent the night out there at his dad's with all of them...his dad misses me...as do I him. Alyssa's 18th birthday they were up here and we all went out to breakfast together. If his Dad doesn't keep him busy this weekend, he is invited to Thanksgiving dinner....They are coming up tonight or tomorrow, spur of the moment trip so I get to do Turkey dinner for my kiddos! I was booked at work but she let me change my shifts around with a co-worker, like I said, she's good to me. So, I'm looking forward to the weekend and they will be back up for Christmas too.  I have my own little two bedroom apartment, it's nothing fancy but the price is right and with all my stuff finally unpacked and my stuff on the walls it's starting to feel like home. Alyssa is doing well, she misses them of course and we both have our days where we just cry. I still can't sit still for long...think too much. Kyle is still having a hard time. I wish he would just come live with me. He's told me he wants too, but he will not leave his dad alone. There's a good chance when he's done school (Ken) next summer that he could have a good job up here so I'm keeping my prayers on that one. Would make it a whole lot easier on the kids! And if I'm being selfish, me! It hasn't gotten any easier Kyle wise. Breaks my heart that he can't be with me but I'm plugging away. If I dwell on it too much I'll be commited. People ask me about him and I can't talk about it without tearing up so they are learning not to ask! lol But other then that, things are good. Ken has a new girlfriend and has moved on. I'm seeing an old boyfriend from my teenage years....the only one I have wondered about all these years. Haven't seen each other in 22 years and we both came back to Parry Sound on the exact same day, weird! Didn't know either was in town until 3 weeks after that day. My family has been great, a little over protective, but great. All summer I got comments about how I don't seem my old chipper self....well lets see. I went from being a housewife of the last 19 years to working two jobs at 200 plus hours a month, hardly a day off, can't sleep when I do, bills and rent to worry about, I don't have my son, yeah, it's bound to change a person not to mention I'm exhausted! lol Anyway, that's it for my boring you with my life for now. I have to get ready for work. It's really good to be back here!! And excuse the typos, I don't have time to look back and check them ;)

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Thu, 11-22-2012 - 11:42am

I am so happy to have you back, Chrissy.   Sounds like you have a nice routine set.   I know all too well the missing your kid feeling.   Mine are with their dad now.   I want them here.   Oh, well.   I sure don't want him back. 

Glad you have found someone.   Too weird on his moving back the same day too.   SOunds like it's meant to be.

And again, so glad to have you back.

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Mon, 11-26-2012 - 10:12am

Thanks for the update, Chrissy!  No, we could never forget you!!  I am really glad that you are keeping busy and that you are feeling so good about yourself and your independence.  Glad that you are with your family who all support you too.  Your jobs & bosses sound great!

I have to admit that I was shocked when you told us you had left ken, moved out and was back in your home town.  I guess I never really sensed or read anything in your posts that you were on the verge of that.  I knew that Ken being home a lot after his injury was not fun but I guess I just didn't realize the severity of the situation.  Sorry if I was not very supportive...

I do hope that Ken can get a job near you again and I am happy that you two get along and that he helps you as much as he does.  I can't believe it's been a year.... is your divorce final?  Glad that you and Ken have both found someone ... how do Alyssa & Kyle feel about them? 

Thanks again for the update... and don't go running off again... we missed the heck out of you!!

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