So this post on BlogHer about being sued for photos on your blog, was written almost a year ago but I just now saw it. And now that I’ve seen it, well you’ll pretty much only see poopy photos I take on here. If I make a real effort, you might find Creative Commons or public domain stuff but don’t get your hopes up. I am, after all, really tired these days. The blogger in the original post went back and replaced all of her photos. I might do that but I might not. I might just delete everything that’s not mine. Really the whole thing gives me a headache.
Lots of things are giving me a headache today. K-Fat is at the top. Let me just run down the sequence of events:
Thursday, March 28. I texted him to please drop the kids off with my grandmother in the morning on Monday because Daughter has an appointment in the afternoon. No response.
Yesterday (Easter Sunday) I called at 5:45 PM to wish my kids a Happy Easter. No answer. I texted at 8:22 PM that I had called earlier to speak to the kids and that I had not heard anything back from him regarding Monday morning. No answer. I called at 8:23 PM. No answer. I called his mother right after, no answer. The kids called me back from his phone at 8:30 PM. The calls dropped repeatedly. I got to talk to my kids for a total of 6 minutes during which I asked my daughter to put him on or to ask where he would be dropping them off and what time. He told her to tell me he’d leave them with my 83 year old grandmother around 8ish. During these 6 minutes, Daughter also asked me very concerned if the Easter Bunny came to our house. He didn’t go to Daddy’s house? No. His mother had bought them stuff for Easter but no Easter Bunny drop offs. Well yes honey the Easter Bunny came here. She was very relieved and happy.
Today, I went to my grandmother’s house just before 8:30 AM to drop off the Easter baskets. I figured they’d probably already be there and if not, they’d be there soon so they’d find the baskets waiting for them. They weren’t there. I left the baskets and went to take the train to work. At the station, I called my grandmother. No sign of the kids. I called him at 8:49 AM. No answer. I texted him at 8:50 AM letting him know my grandmother was worried, she’d been waiting since 8. No answer. I called my grandmother back to let her know I couldn’t get through. She asked me for his number. I gave it to her. No answer to her either. I called him back to back at 9:08 and 9:09 AM. No answer. My mother calls me at 9:11 because my grandmother, her mother, is calling her worried about the kids. I call his mother at 9:13 AM and ask her if the kids by any chance are with her. No she explains, they’re with their father. Why? I explain he’d told us the kids would be there at 8 in the AM. My grandmother has been up since 8 AM waiting for them. He is not responding to her calls, to my calls, or to my texts. No, they’re with their father she repeats. Ok, well if you happen to get in touch with him please let him know we’re all worried. Five minutes later, 9:18 AM, I get a text from him: “We’ll be there in half an hour. There was no meeting this morning.” I replied “You need to keep us informed. She woke up early to be ready at the time you said.” No answer. His mother texted me at 9:19 AM “Did he text u?” I replied: “Right now thank you. I’ll let my grandmother know she can lay down again.” I get in the office and the time goes by. 10:23 AM I send another text, “Not there yet?” His reply at 10:26 AM “They wanted eggs. They eating now and we’re leaving”. They got to my grandmother’s at 11 in the morning. When they got there, he did not get down from the car. My grandmother went to the car and had to ask him to lower the window. She asked him why he didn’t answer her calls. He did not answer. She told him she’d been up early waiting for him. Apparently all he did was make gestures with his head, but did not say a word to her and then left.
What a mistake he has been. It was a mistake liking him. It was a mistake trusting him. It was a mistake giving him a lot of time with the kids because I genuinely thought it’d be best for them. Just so many mistakes. I’m debating getting Eldest a cell phone. It’s come to that. So sad.
I was pretty deflated this weekend with the whole petition thing on my brain. I spent a lot of the weekend reading in bed finishing Wild Magic and Charmed Sphere. I see how Wild Magic is feminist friendly, especially after the Belgariad. I did get busy on Saturday. I rearranged my bedroom because my aunt gave us a beautiful armoire she was getting rid of. Then, I helped my mom prepare for MutantWino’s wedding celebration. And then I got myself ready for the party. And then I went to the party. Sunday I did a lot of TV-watching, specifically Sherlock. I am in love with that show. Have you seen it yet? Wow. Each episode is an hour and a half and season 1 had three episodes, so it’s more a miniseries than a TV series. I made it all the way through Season One and watched the first episode of Season Two. It’s addictive and excellent. I don’t think I’ve actually read Sherlock Holmes…
This week, I have to get caught up on laundry. I’m really behind but the kids are on Spring Break so that helps. I’m also going to try and stay ahead of the Programming Labs. And I’m just going to keep doing deep breathing and silver lining searching. And soul searching too. My dad the other day explained to we feel different emotions because of different reasons. So for instance, we feel sadness because there’s a loss. We feel anger because a rule is broken. And it’s not bad to be angry, but it’s good to understand what rule is broken and is it really a rule worth getting bent out of shape for and to what degree. So yeah, deep breathing and lots of snuggling with Stallion and the kids. And most likely cleaning because I do like to clean when I’m angry and let’s face it, I’m pretty angry right now.
What are your plans for the week? Did you enjoy your weekend?