colorado, single mom

Headstart, Roofie, Mother’s Day, Full Moon

The Policy Committee was predictably depressing. I am so ashamed of my peers. Fellow moms who didn't seem to give a rats ass about anything except making motions to accept everything that was presented to them. Maybe they get a thrill about having some power. Maybe they like the free food. Maybe they just like sucking… Continue reading Headstart, Roofie, Mother’s Day, Full Moon

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colorado, durango, single mom

Good men are in my neighborhood

Every morning I drive the same route to work, which crosses through one of my favorite neighborhoods in Durango. The houses are old and the sidewalks are cracked by roots of trees who have been around since this town was founded. Faded Tibetan prayer flags hang from porches, marking the student rentals. Sunflowers poke their… Continue reading Good men are in my neighborhood

colorado, daycare, single mom, toddler

More from Head Start

I sent another email this morning to the big wigs at Head Start. Once again there was no one in my daughter's classroom at 7:30. Once again I had to wait, and once again I was late to work. I emailed the Head Start director, describing how since the dismissal of Spot, there hasn't been a teacher… Continue reading More from Head Start

administrative assistant, college, colorado, court, damn daycare, deadbeat dad, debate

Buttering up

Rooferman called last night. He was so chipper I thought he was going to burst into song. He said "I'm really happy how things are going. Thank you so much for meeting with me." I was the definition of skeptical. Either his parents have actually talked some sense into him, or he's still trying to… Continue reading Buttering up

colorado, damn daycare, daycare, parenting, pissing off parents, single mom, stupid, toddler

The Knocked Up Effect

 So, I thought I wasn't going to get this gig due to my being 500+ miles away from Denver, but apparently, they can list any Colorado-based Examiner under Denver. So now I will be writing ANOTHER blog, on top of this one and this one. I also submitted my formal complaint to Head Start this… Continue reading The Knocked Up Effect

colorado, dating, single mom

Tree Boy

Email from my mother: Ok, you have to meet the guy who removed the tree stumps from my backyard. He owns his own business, is really cute, very polite, and he volunteers at the Humane Society in his free time! I couldn't bring myself to ask if he's got a girlfriend. He's going to do… Continue reading Tree Boy

colorado, court, custody, deadbeat dad, single mom, winter

His Puppet Master

We didn't go to court today. Since the recusal was granted, all further contact with our previous judge was canceled. Now we have to wait for February. We got hit with another helluva blizzard today and my phone was ringing off the hook with parents wondering if we were gonna let school out early. We… Continue reading His Puppet Master

colorado, court, custody, deadbeat dad, loser, single mom

Cowardice

Rooferman filed a motion to recuse the judge who is presiding over our case. I figured this would happen, so its really not that surprising. It just shows what a dickless coward he is. Its kind of insulting to the Judge as well, since basically Rooferman is telling him he doesn't think he can do… Continue reading Cowardice

colorado, deadbeat dad, debate, fear, politics, single mom

Red Retaliation

Colorado went blue this year. I should have figured the good ole boys weren't going to just let this one slide. The Republicans lost the presidential election, and what is their natural response?  Go buy guns.  Don't forget Colorado is also home to the NRA. If you click on the website, you can actually order gun-totin' Santa… Continue reading Red Retaliation

colorado, court, single mom, stress week, winter

Too much on his plate

Since the Judge ordered Rooferman to attempt to see his daughter 3x a week now, I got a call from His Deadbeatness to set up last night's visitation. He was as sweet as pie to the Judge, professing he 'hadn't seen his daughter in a long time, and that's all he wanted to do." So I… Continue reading Too much on his plate