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December 19, 2008

Last day of work. I’m using a nice chunk of Annual Leave so I can take 2 weeks off and spend much needed time doing nothing. I’m so lucky to have such amazing people in my life. Today, no less than 5 different co-workers brought gifts for LB and me.

I was even presented with an entire frozen turkey.

Rooferman left several messages on my phone mentioning something about “leaving town with his daughter during scheduled visitation days.” I promptly sent him a certified letter indicating that unfortunately he did not show up for mediation today and therefore was not present to discuss this issue. And since he recused the judge, we have to start from scratch again with our parenting plan. Currently there is no order stating what our parenting time is, and therefore I have every right to take our daughter for Christmas. Since he had her for Thanksgiving, I think this is a reasonable and fair that I should have her for the next holiday. I informed him that we will be back in time for a Christmas celebration with HIS side of the family where he is welcome to participate and spend the night with LB at his parents’ house.

I’m sure Blondie will open his mail and read the letter first. I’m sure she will have a lot to say about it, and eventually I will hear from Rooferman speaking in her voice. I’m thinking of shutting my phone off for the entire week.

I’m also thinking of spending my egg donation compensation on officially hiring Lawyerdude. I don’t know how much further my legal expertise will reach. I’m exhausted. I don’t know if I can stand another 2 months of this should-I-or-shoudn’t-I-what-stunt-is-he-going-pull-next insanity.

20 Comments leave one →
  1. December 20, 2008 2:15 am

    I can’t even imagine how draining this is so you do need two weeks to do nothing but enjoy LB.

    Blondie will get over it, she has her own kids she SHOULD be worrying about. (notice I said should)

    I love when the kidness of others just comes at the right time, it is such a good boost to help getting away from that feeling of things always being just so limited (if that made any sense). I always take things like that as a sign that it will get better from here, one little gesture at a time.


  2. December 20, 2008 10:34 am

    Enjoy your time off…you’ve earned it! And if lawyerdude can make sure you get a good custody arrangement fast, then I’d say he’s worth every penny…good luck!


  3. December 20, 2008 12:07 pm

    Definitely shut your phone off, check your messages at night and return calls from people you want to talk to. Generally relax. You’ve earned it. 😉


  4. December 20, 2008 12:24 pm

    Here’s wishing you a relaxing and restful holiday. This is the time to nurture yourself and LB. You’ve done everything a reasonable mother can do in dealing with unreasonable people. Shut off the phone with a joyful heart.

    Lots of love to you, sister! Happy holidays 🙂


  5. December 20, 2008 1:45 pm

    Yeah, if any deserves having four Christmas-es, it’s you! Have fun in AZ! FYI, if Rooferman/Blondie do leave nasty messages, I’d save them as proof that you do need Mediation for the courts.


  6. December 20, 2008 4:42 pm

    Ignore the calls from him/them (that’s what my son would recommend!) and enjoy your time off.

    Enjoy the holidays!!!


  7. December 20, 2008 5:45 pm

    Save those messages that he leaves when you turn your phone off. If he is stupid enough to leave any.

    Enjoy sweetie. Relax and love on that little one.


  8. lilcyndiluwho permalink
    December 20, 2008 9:17 pm

    Ugh, I wish I was even remotely closer to your side of the state so I could help you. 😦 I agree. Turn the phone off and take a vacation from his drama.


  9. laurakim123 permalink
    December 21, 2008 4:00 am

    You did the right thing! He knew the rules, he broke them and he must suffer the consequences – but I do think you are being totally fair though!

    ENJOY the time off! Getting a lawyer isnt a bad idea – had I had to deal with my crazy ex I would have been taking away in a straight jacket years ago!


  10. December 21, 2008 10:19 am

    Have a wonderful break! You and your little one need it! Screw rooferman and blondie. You have been completely reasonable with unreasonable people!


  11. December 21, 2008 11:33 am

    I’m so glad you’re taking a two-week vacation – you totally deserve it!
    I can’t even comment about Rooferman. I don’t even know him, and I hate him!


  12. December 21, 2008 7:42 pm

    Yay for you! What oyu are doing seems fair and reasonable, and he is at some point going to have to deal with consequences of his poor choices; this is just the beginning of that. I also agree with whomever mentioned saving his messages; that could very well sink him. and if you CAN afford to hire Lawyerdude, I would say go for it.


  13. December 21, 2008 9:41 pm

    Same thing everybody else said…just enjoy your break and try to relax. Big hugs to you and LB!


  14. littlemansmom permalink
    December 22, 2008 10:48 am

    Stay strong angel….I went through 14 months of similar ‘should-I-or-shoudn’t-I-what-stunt-is-he-going-pull-next insanity.’ and WON! I know that you CAN DO IT! We’re behind you 100% of the way! 🙂

    Take some time, enjoy your holiday…and cut yourself some slack!


  15. December 22, 2008 5:45 pm

    You just really amaze me…each time I read your blog I realize thta this is such a draining time in your life, I am so glad that the folks at work were so kind, what a great bonus and miracle, eh?

    Rooferman needs to understand that there are consequences to actions or lack thereof and Blondie needs to back off until she’s invited. LOL!

    Nonetheless, I hope you turn your phone off for a few days, relax and enjoy your time together.



  16. QTMama permalink
    December 23, 2008 10:31 am

    Stay strong baby, but I do think the lawyer idea is a GREAT one. You could, methinks, discontinue contact with him 100% and have all communication go through the lawyer. It may relieve some stress.

    Merry Christmas! *hugs*


  17. Robyn permalink
    December 23, 2008 10:35 pm

    I want to thank you for visiting my blog because it led me to yours, and you truly have a gift for writing.

    My heart goes out to you, and I hope and pray that you find peace this holiday. Yes, turn off the phone, relax and recharge.


  18. December 24, 2008 1:46 pm

    Enjoy your time off. And definitely turn the phone off. Much less stress. Merry Christmas!


  19. Shiona permalink
    December 27, 2008 8:52 pm

    That is fair. We did the same thing. Since I had J for Thanksgiving I let him see him for Christmas.

    They got this whole ball rolling. They can’t have it both ways.


  20. December 30, 2008 9:55 pm

    This is my first time here and from reading what you are going through, I see a differnt version of the anguish I am living through. Know that you are not alone as you struggle to get what is right and just and fair.


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