Further to my last post today, which was getting kind of long, here is what is new and positive in my life. My little secret blogged about in my TT this week is at the end.
I said, get some income coming in by renting out our son's room. He will be staying away for the summer with his gf in the town he goes to college at. I gave him the contact to get information about how to advertise the room for rent to university coop students. He has done that. The student arrives April 28th for four months. We will try this out. If it works out well we will continue. I'm happy about this step forward.
He has a date for his back surgery, May 7th. Regular readers of my main blog know this. This is so good. It's a long recovery, but it's a step in the right direction. No more excuses after that. I feel hopeful about this.
I worry that the date may be rescheduled because the surgeon is also doctor for the Ottawa Senators and yay they just won the first round of playoffs last night! He said he set the surgery date, around the playoffs but what if they win the next round? Is it possible that the surgery may be bumped? I'm hanging on by a thread here people. How can something as small as this make such a significant impact on my life ... or so it feels.
I've asked him to look up the schedule and see what the possibilities are. This has not happened. I guess I need to do this myself.
I plan to take off some time when he is home from the hospital. Hopefully I can combine this with more house project tackling. Also, my daughter, who is studying to become a nurse, will be helpful to us during this period. I will try to coordinate schedules with her.
In an effort to try to control our costs more, I have been taking my lunch to work. It doesn't sound like a big deal but it is to me. I hate making my lunch. I am not a lazy person. Just about some things. I put so much into the other things I do, that doing something so boring as making my lunch is enough to throw me off the deep end. Yes, very weird. So, we have been buying the frozen lean cuisine or lasagne dinners. He finds them in the freezer and throws them into a bag with an apple and banana and that's my lunch. I appreciate this very much. It sounds stupid I know. Even having to dig through the freezer to find the dinners throws me off the deep end. Probably a result of so many years of built up resentment. Anyhoo, this works for us and makes me happy. Feel free to throw virtual rotten tomatoes now.
So the best thing, or I hope it will be, is that we are going to a marriage encounter this weekend. That is my little secret. I have been begging for him to do this for years now. This year was different. I didn't beg. I brought it up. He did not respond. A huge fight ensued and I said forget it. This marriage encounter is only for people with good marriages and we don't qualify. He said that he wanted to go. I said, well if really want to go then prove it by looking into it and arranging it. I'm not doing anything.
So he did. It's through our diocese. It seems to be really well run. There's no cost, only freewill contributions towards the cost at the end of the weekend where they share how much it costs them to put it on. People are expected to pay based on their own financial abilities. It's at a local inn starting tonight, Friday, to Sunday late afternoon. I hope it is good. I've heard good things about it. We could use something good. I will blog about it afterwards.
If you are inclined, please pray for us.