On to other problems

Katie K has announced “I have solved my hair!”

She has joined the ranks of women who no longer dye their hair.  Also she has a decent haircut, which is more than I could say for me.

I am feeling very calm, although half an hour ago I was on the phone with daughter Katie and I wasn’t calm then.  She’s not enjoying breaking up with her boyfriend.  It’s been two days since she spoke with him.  I hope she gets to move back into her dad’s place on the 20th as planned.

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7 thoughts on “On to other problems”

  1. It is really hard to be a parent and support your daughter in an unsuitable relationship. There are only so many ways you can say “I don’t think this is a healthy relationship for you”, “You really can enjoy being single”, “we will always be here for you” … and yet the battle continues — current status for Jenn back together. This week I told Jenn it would really make me feel better if she would get this breaking up with Simon over with. Heavy sigh and much worry.

  2. Swianburne said it in the much longer Gardens of Proserpine:

    From too much love of living, from hope and fear set free

  3. That got mucked up. Sorry. The rest of it…

    …We thank with brief thanksgiving, whatever gods there be
    That no life lives forever, that dead men rise up never
    That even the weariest river winds somewhere safe to sea.

    Curious how our Algernon had a couple of things right, including ones that he could not know – the implication of the circle of life…

    This is another way of saying, with the sage, “This too shall pass.”
    This is true – without, I know, being at all helpful. Necessary, but not sufficient.

  4. Especially when you’re hooked, body and soul, on the very sight and scent of him. And you think about him constantly. And you yearn for him (on the good days he had with you) and you want to hear him laugh and you want to snuggle with him, and the world’s an empty ache without him in it…. even and sometimes especially if he’s a lying prick of a drunken drugged out boorish brainless tomcat.

  5. Oh, that’s just me speaking from personal experience. Sorry if I left room for doubt there.

  6. Well you certainly have provided an accurate picture of why it’s so hard to let go. Yes, … and it applies to most women of all ages (not just young women) at some time in their life. .. and I know it’s unrealistic, but (as a mother) I don’t want Jenn to waste time on this. I didn’t think you were referring to Paul as I know he is not a lier, a drunk or a brainless tomcat.

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