Welcome back to the Internet Mr. Skipah, we’ve patiently been awaiting your return.
The only thing that could have made this weekend any better is if I could have spent it with Sloane! For once in this every ending saga of divorce/custody/bitterness if felt good to be myself again. I just wish I had my number one fan with me this weekend to enjoy it with. More on her in a second, but let’s recap the day shall we?
In the laundry/cooking trade off Miss Madison and I had for the weekend I had one more obligation to live up to and that was making breakfast. Homemade hash browns with an egg and ham omelet were on the menu today. I tried to talk her into anything other than the processed American cheese but she would have none of it, no problem I didn’t want to jinx my own personal laundry service so her wish was my command! One last trip to Kroger for a much needed supply (namely a “proper” food grater) and I said my good byes to all the employees that I’ve gotten to know the last few days.
Not pictured: Skillet that I may or may not have put enough oil in.
Unfortunately I did have to make one trip to Sam Walton’s discount paradise (Walmart Kentuckian) so I could earn extra credit with Miss Madison and put together a piece of furniture for her. No we aren’t talking some solid oak coffee table, but more like a cheaper alternative of storage. I had to go all Tony Atlas and manhandle the cheap ass Chinese miniature wrench provided for turning the screws. Seriously every cheap furniture manufacturer is it really that frigging hard to use a standard Phillips screw head? I’m currently icing my thumb down from cranking on a four inch Allen wrench for the absolutely idiotic screw head that EVERY manufacturer chooses to use.
Bite me Better Homes and Gardens!
As for the rest of the day, a trip to Mrs. Gatti’s (that’s a pizza chain not a wholesale gun manufacturer), then a trip in rural Indiana to see the sites and the country side. Even ran into some Amish folks along the way, you know you are in rural Indiana when you get held up by the proverbial horse and buggy! Everything was going just great until I finally had to come back to my little piece of Indiana.
Welcome to the country Indiana style!
Channeling my inner Beatles on the Long and Winding Road!
On the way home from Madison, Indiana I received a troubling call from the princess. I’m completely smitten with Miss Madison but she knows that the most important girl in my world is Sloane. The princess was informed tonight that she is too old for stuffed animals by her stepdad. It upset her to no end and pissed me off even more! It was a clandestine call from her on a Samsung Tablet via Google hangouts, it broke my heart that she was crying and there was nothing I could do about it! She is miserable in Lawrenceburg, KY other than when she gets to go swimming in the pool that I more than likely paid for after the settlement. Amazingly since that call she has lost all access to her Samsung Tablet to contact me via Google hangouts since I made a few calls to get this problem rectified.
Quick diatribe on being bitter, I was bitter once (see all of 2014), it did nothing but get me in more trouble than it’s worth. I never used my bitterness knowingly against my daughter, I wish I could say the same for others. Nobody likes to lose (hell I’m competitive as they come), but once you lose accept it and move on. My daughter hates living in Lawrenceburg, KY, my daughter hates getting up at 5:00 a.m. on school mornings, my daughter has been told by her stepdad she “talks to much” and is “to old for stuffed animals”, she effing eight years old and has spent the past year and change adjusting. The fact she told me she was upset on a Tablet and then gets it yanked from her is telling and appalling! To all my blog stalking ninjas out there, this is an eight year old girl who just wants to get up at a normal time and go to school with her friends! Wants to see her grandparents like she is accustomed to, and have fun in the evenings riding her bike or scooter. Instead she is in a prison I can’t bust her out of……..yet!
It’s going to take a boatload of money to get my way in this saga, but my ace in the hole is none other than my daughter! Defending this blog alone in court has cost somewhere in the 2.5K-3.5K range. Why because people are bitter. I’ve looked out for Sloane since day one of this journey, she is my best friend and my world. Hatred for me and then ends people will go to keep it this way is both hysterical and petty but I’m going to keep on keeping on! After this weekend I’ve learned everything I went through was worth it!
About it for tonight, Miss Madison is going to be guest posting for all you inquiring minds very soon. Plus I have to clean this place up since Hammy has turned my apartment into a Smirnoff distribution depot! I’m still smiling in the face of adversity, and like Super Mario I will rescue my Princess Toadstool no matter how many Koopa Troopas heads I have to jump on!