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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Broken Hearts Suck

Today I am sad. It is so hard to see one of your children hurting and right now Adam is devastated. The girl he has been in love with for years is now engaged to be married. Don't get me wrong, she's entitled to get married if she wants, but she shouldn't have strung Adam along all this time if she had no interest in him. She shouldn't have called him when she needed something done, she shouldn't have hung out with him watching TV, she shouldn't have gotten jealous when he would go out with another girl. Mostly she should have been honest with him when she started dating someone else instead of insisting she wasn't and she should have had the decency to tell him she was engaged instead of letting him find out from someone else. This on top of being homesick has really got him down in the dumps. He needs to get out and meet some people his own age in Salt Lake. Sadly, he is working so much he has no time to do so. I wish I could do something to make him feel better but he's just going to have to work through this on his own. Knowing this doesn't make it any easier on his momma though.

This past weekend, I got a wild hair and emptied my family room of all the decorative things that were in it. It's been 6 years since I last re-decorated and I was tired of it plus I want to put my Antique Key's and Locks piece that I stitched in there and I want it to be happy in the room. I can't afford to replace the furniture but I can shop my house and bring other things in and maybe pick up a new piece here and there as I find them. I have a bunch of lace curtain panels that I think I will coffee dye or tea stain and see how they look on the windows. I brought great- great grandma's rocker down and an antique sewing machine up. Still needs lots of work though so no pics until it's looking a bit better.

Our friends from Wyoming stopped in yesterday on their way to Michigan for a wedding. Last time they stopped in was 6 years ago when I was redecorating. Barb thought it was funny that I seem to redecorate every time they visit. It's a good thing we only see them every 6 years, Dan might object to my redecorating more often than that! Barb brought me a little present she found while thrifting. 2 frogs!! I think she paid .25 cents for each of them. I'll have to go vessel hunting tomorrow on my day off! She loves to hunt for things and get them for a bargain. I love to have her hunt for things cuz she always gets them for a bargain! It's a win-win situation. It was so nice to see her again and I do wish we could get together more often.

Amy is having a hard time adjusting to being out of school. She's looking for a job but so far has had no luck. All this laying around is driving her a bit bonkers since she is so used to having too much to do. I've been leaving her lists of things to accomplish while I'm at work and so far she's doing pretty good at getting them done. I did discover one thing though, she will not do anything outside like pull weeds or water flowers. Guess I'll continue to do those myself. Tomorrow she goes to Lincoln to register for classes. She's pizzed because she took the math placement test and they put her in Calculus!! She is determined to somehow avoid taking it as she hates calc and would much rather take Statistics. Personnally, I wouldn't touch either of them with a ten foot pole!

I didn't stitch at all this weekend. I was busy cleaning in anticipation of Barb and Ray's visit but I stitched some towards the end of last week as you can see from the picture.

Guess that's about it for today. I hope you all had a great weekend and will have a fantastic week! Thanks for stopping in and commenting.

Take care!

Julie

12 comments:

Hazel said...

Oh dear that is a very sad story and hope his heart heals soon. Lovely ornie - it is coming along a treat.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I'm sorry Adam is broken hearted.... it is terrible to see your kids so sad.

Sounds like a fun visit from your friends and can't wait to see how you redecorated!

The WIP is amazing!

Margaret said...

It must be so hard for you to know Adam is broken hearted and not be able to be with him to help him through it. As for your daughter and summer jobs -- yes, it's hard to find them, isn't it? I would like my son to find one, but I doubt he'll be able to. It was impossible last summer and will probably be the same this summer. It will be fun to redecorate! Love your WIP -- what tiny palm trees!

Kristin said...

It's so hard when you can't just kiss it and make it better anymore. {{{Hugs}}}

Deb said...

I feel so sorry for Adam and how that girl played him. I hope that he's able to get over it soon. There is always a reason that these things happen - something good is waiting for him, but it's tough when something like that happens.

Love those flower frogs you received. Hope that you can find some nice bowls for them. And can't wait to see your redecorating!

Rachel S said...

Hugs for your son. I always kinda looked at it that, when someone was ready for me, they'd come into my life. Right now, someone is being prepared to become the right person for him and better the ones that aren't right aren't blocking her way when she's coming to him.

Meari said...

Sorry to hear Adam is broken hearted. :(

Looking forward to seeing your newly redecorated LR.

I took stats, but don't think I'd want to take calc either! Yikes.

Sherry said...

can't wait to see your keys on the wall! With having my son get his first girlfriend this week, this makes me even more sad about your son. Don't like to our boys sad! Love the frogs...keeping my eye out for them! Happy stitching.

Shelleen said...

There are other girls out there that will love him. It just takes time.

Siobhan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Adam. I know how hard it is to watch your kids struggle through that! Sorry to hear that Amy can't find a job. We have the same problem here with my oldest. I try to tell her to enjoy it, that it will probably be the last summer when she can sleep in till whenever and read books, watch TV, etc., but she is bored. Hang in there! Love the flower frogs.

Cindy F. said...

Julie! It was so nice hearing from you today via my blog:) Thanks for your sweet comments.
Catching up with yours tugged at my heartstrings as I have felt those same mother pains with my son. Just like you, I want to fix everything for my son and make him feel all better. You're a good mother:) I wish your son's heart to heal quickly and your daughter to find a good job....and enjoy her classes (and hopefully get the ones she really wants!)
LOVE your wip! It's beautiful!! I wish you and your family a week of endless blessings:) (((HUGS)))

Kim B said...

Poor Adam. Broken hears are never fun. It must be so heard to see your kid go through something like this.