Just the way I like it!
I still have had no contact with Jonquil’s family, they have made no effort to contact me and I have made none to contact them. In the last conversation I had with his mother she said she wanted to “fix things” and then I never heard from her again. I did call her on her birthday and then mine rolled by with absolutely no contact. Not that my birthday is important, but she always called before so the absence of any communication tells me all that I need to know.
I did, however, hear from Lilybelle’s boyfriend shortly before Christmas. He sent me a message apologizing for his behaviour the year before and said that he wanted me to be a part of his son’s life. I did respond, I thanked him for contacting me and acknowledged how difficult that step must have been but I have politely declined to have any part in his child’s life. I told him that I was sure he was a lovely little guy and I would quickly fall in love with him but since I have been down this road with Lilybelle so many times I know that she would just get mad at me again and pull him out of my life. I have no intention of setting myself up for that kind of heartache.
Does that sound cold? I don’t mean it to, but I am trying to protect myself now (that is a new thing for me). That kid has put me through so much turmoil and caused so much stress to my life and my marriage that I simply can’t willingly put myself in that position again. Every time she has decided to walk back into our lives I have welcomed her with open arms, and every single time she has burned the bridge as she walked away again. Eventually I have to stop rebuilding that bridge.
In other news . . . there are a lot of stray cats in my neighbourhood and I am quickly becoming a crazy cat lady. We just took in three strays. As cute as they are, I hope they find homes soon. It was simply too cold to leave them outside.
In hilarious news . . . Narcissus’ avoidance of her consumer proposal (a Chapter 13 for those of you south of the border) has finally caught up with her, a year later. Recent reports indicate that she has spent the entire $66,000 she had from the sale of the house in TEN MONTHS!! There is nothing left to pay the proposal and the bankruptcy trustee has come a’knocking. They have to hire a lawyer to reopen the proposal and then borrow the money from the Unfortunate Sucker’s parents in order to pay off the proposal (to the tune of $33K). Unfortunate Sucker has a life insurance policy that his parents don’t want him to touch so they would rather lend them the entire amount, but then Narcissus wants to cash in that policy anyway to pay for weight loss surgery and not tell the Unfortunate Sucker’s parents.
And then she plans to leave her husband.
That is folks, that is all I’ve got. Like I said, my life is boring and I like it that way. I get up, I go to work, I come home. I have a lot of cats and a husband that loves me. My life is not stress free by any stretch of the imagination but at least it is less stressful than when those people were a part of my life. Jonquil still sees them but none of them make any sort of effort to see him – if he goes out there they will see him, if he doesn’t then they don’t seem to care one way or the other. It is heartbreaking to watch but it has nothing to do with me.