They like alot of the things that I LOVED about the house and it's nice to know they aren't going to tear it all apart week one of moving in. The closer we come to actual "closing day" - the sadder I become... the reality of never seeing my kids grow up in the only house they've ever known is starting to really sink in..... now the idea of saying goodbye to the kids home is... well, it's getting harder and harder. Thankfully, the buyers are great people and I know how much they want to live there - so that helps ease the pain a ton.
The Boy is OBSESSED with holiday.... he's *already* running around stores to see if they put out their Halloween stuff yet.... the Goodwill already has so it's been a *daily* trip to the Goodwill. lol.... He likes to buy stuff and "set up" his own version of a Halloween store at home.... today he said to me, "You know.... if we still lived in our house then I could have a bigger Halloween store ..... I miss our old house."
So that sucked.
On a totally different note.... I was contacted by a publisher today..... not really sure *what* to make of that! Like.... really - that seems kind of crazy to me.... BUT - before I commit to anything, I thought I would ask the nice people who come to the blog to see what their thoughts were on the subject - so...... you can take my SURVEY BY CLICKING HERE - and tell me what you think about the whole idea.
I think that's the craziest thing... AOL recently ran an article where they refered to me as a "household name"..... really? That CAN'T be true.... that seems really bizarre to me..... and I should think it seems strange to anyone who knows me. Another article said I had "new found celebrity".... WHAT? HUH?
So, I ran out and checked my bank account... still, mostly empty. I checked my closet and my clothes weren't any smaller (damn, damn and double damn......) - and I ran to the driveway to find my Mazda 5 with it's HUGE scratch still parked in my driveway. I'm not sure this "fame" thing is doing anything for me just yet.... well, except for the trips to NY and LA... THAT was cool.
Hey.... Yoga Girl got to smoke the same pole I've ridden for 10 (long and not-so-terribly-enjoyable) years.... and I got to ride on a Virgin plane... I'm not sure about "fame" - but I'm pretty effing certain that that was a fair trade. bwahahahahahahaha And yeah... Yoga Girl - you should REALLY think about that... hehehehe
In other news.... a nice local guy called to ask me out on a date... I was sure to disclose my E.NOR.MOUS size to him straight away.... as you do. But, he carried on chatting for quite a while. He seems super nice - no kids, divorced.... good job, nice sense of humor - like holidays in a fun Clark Griswold kind of way... which is a bonus (see aforementioned Boy topic)..... but nice as he was (and nice looking, too).... I'm not sure I'm in a place to "date". Know what I mean? That idea seems like totally foreign to me..... Aside from the fact that I'm fairly sure no one will want me.... it seems odd to like - get dressed up? Put on make-up and go on a date?
What the hell am I gonna' say.... "Hi, I'm Elle - the shamu-sized woman whose husband left her for a 22 year old - I made a funny sign, got International attention when it went viral and here I am - by the way, I'm 37, my tubes are tied (so I won't be having kids for you) and unless you're willing to do what El Capitan was NOT willing to do - and put MY KIDS first above everything and anything else.... I'm probably not your girl."
More to the point... I'm probably not going to be anyone's girl.... lololololol
In my twenties, this very idea would have sent me into a fetal position of crying and hysterical panic.... now, in my thirties.... it just kind of makes sense. I'm kind of ok with it..... I think that I need to be more focused on the kids, our financial future... I mean hell - just working to get us an upgrade to our own rooms and a place where we aren't sharing a double bed - THAT is probably where my attention needs to be. hahahahahah
I always wondered how Monica Lewinsky felt. Like... she was this SUPER young girl who - like *most* of the planet thought the President walked on water.... and - like any young girl - when he showed her attention she lapped it right up..... TOTALLY UNFAIR to Hillary and Chelsea - but you can kind of see both sides.... right? HENCE why I have yet to publicly "out" Yoga Girl....
Anyhow.... how does that work for her at Christmas dinner when she's dating.... EVERYONE at that table *knows* she had the penis of a PRESIDENT in her mouth..... I mean - let's call it what it was - no need to sugar coat it.... so, sitting around the table - do you ask her about that? If someone is standing next to her - are they able to think about anything else? Back in the day... I looked *alot* like Monica Lewinsky.... like ALOT.
I was actually pretty *proud* of that small fact... I mean - she was good enough for a PRESIDENT, so who the hell was I to complain about being told I looked like her? lolol. I always wanted to buy one of her purses... but she sold out and stopped making them before I could order one.
So, now here I am... alone with my rambling thoughts... do you see *now* why a book might be the best of plans? lol........ more to the point... will *I* ever be able to be at a dinner or a party and NOT be thinking that people realize they've seen my sign .... how strange... how totally strange.....