Tuesday, August 22, 2017

All The Things That Make Being A Single Father Challenging Super Hard Work

Good Morning!

The biggest thing about being a single father of 3 school age children is never having any time for yourself! Between working for money, all of the domestic work, getting the home ready for the upcoming winter, taking to children to all of the endless meetings, doctor/counselor appointments, school shopping, cutting and splitting firewood, working on the home remodel, going to college and taking care of the dog there is precious little time for something as simple as reading or writing this blog for 15 minutes. 

Not to mention the work preparing for divorce. I guess no one ever gets married and has children thinking that they will get divorced and have to do it all on their own. Such is life. Peoples values change and it affects those around them in various ways.

And I would do it for the rest of my life if I have to for my kids. I love my work, my schooling, working on our home but mostly I love my children. 

Best
Fran

Actions Speak  Louder Than Words

PS.
The eclipse was great!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Eclipse 2017

Morning

Off to the eclipse with the kids! More later....

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The End Of Summer Term, Carter Helps Me At The Track

Hello All!

Wow! I am totally flabbergasted at the number of pageviews I have received in the last 12 hours! In my mind I would like to think it was more than  just people out there looking for more than just mindless entertainment...........

You know, I dont make a dime off of this blog - nothing from Google or anywhere else. I write now as an expression of the things that affect my soul - no sugar coating and no overt blame. But, yup, raw emotion....... 

Thank you for reading. I will try to keep it as interesting and informative and entertaining as I can as things evolve in the strange world of our lives. I will write of my family, the people in our lives and who we encounter, our journey, and our hopes and dreams and hardships. But, I will keep it real. I will not personify inanimate objects or spend a lot of time on spell checking. I will try to only treat people with respect but voice my opinion and let you draw your own conclusions as to who and what I refer to. Really, I  do mean that, thanks. I am getting a new computer soon and I will, once again, begin inserting photos of me, the kids and what we are up to...... and, while being considerate, I will not hold back. So hold on.....

Today was the end of my summer term. A light one compared to the last year at college. Knocking off a pre -rec necessary to getting my degrees. Physical Education!!

Carter and I went down to the athletic field and I power walked a mile, did my set ups, did my push ups and kicked ass!! I am pleased to report that I have returned to a very good physical condition. My RA is in total remission (and will remain so as long as I manage the stress of this wretched divorce and dont spend too much time with power/hand tools), my vision is great, my stamina is better than at any time in the last 10 years and my physician tells me that I have the body of a 45 year old. Too bad my face carries so many tracks of my tears. ....... 

As many of you know by now, I have adjusted to the brutally challenging life of being a single parent. I have no personal love interest, no recreational time and no commitments to any strange social groups. I work and I enjoy my work. It is with people and I make them happy. In a month I return to school full time and I cant wait!! I love going to college. 

Got to run but I will write more later tonight

Best
Fran

Actions Speak Louder Than Words