19 August 2010
So, we gave up Vanna a week ago to the dealer where we're getting our new Honda Odyssey. (Which, by the way, will be green, instead of ocean blue, or dark cherry red, or, well, a different green... lots of switchy-switchy with this process!) We were put in a loaner Odyssey for a few days (I named that one "Mona." Monah the Lonah. Heh), and I really liked driving it. Not 100%, because I truly miss a lot of the features about Vanna that are missing from this new vehicle. She was a great van, and nicely appointed. Yeah, I might be a bit too sentimental about a dumb ol' minivan, but what can I say? I loved her. And she has some serious sentimental value, too, since we got her immediately after we found out we were expecting twins. We're in a Pilot right now (Mona got sold out from under us! Way to go, Hall Honda), and I absolutely despise it. If you're considering it, don't. I hate it.
Also, we gave up our pooch, Tiger Lily. We drove her up to PA this past weekend, to live at a longtime friend of mine's house with her family of six kids, another dog, a cat or two, a bunch of chickens, and lots of room to run. She'll be well taken care of and hopefully will put back on some of the weight she's dropped in recent weeks and months. She wasn't completely healthy, and we could no longer afford to care for her in the manner she deserved, so rehoming her was done solely with her best interests in mind. We miss her. There's not much more to be said, but I know she is in great hands. Thank you, C!
We've also drop-kicked at least a couple dozen other females from our lives (no exaggeration) in the past week, but that's all I'm going to say about that here. You're welcome.
Life has been rough lately. Really rough. I've had a tenuous grip on it, but I'm still here, so I guess I'm coping okay. Some have said, better than expected. I - we - have a long, hard road ahead of us, but if the path we've traveled so far is any indication, we'll navigate it well together and come out on the sunnier side. Thank God for my children, because I don't know where I would be right now without them.
There is a lot more I would love to say, much of it snarky, but I'll save that for a different venue where I know such snarkiness isn't going to come back to haunt me. Being with my Bunco pals tonight was great for me - such a supportive group of ladies who I know have my back. Thanks, girlies.
I'd like to leave you with one thought: The grass isn't greener on the other side. It's greener where you water it.