Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Adventure Set List

So here's a list of the good stuff that's coming around the corner for us:

  • November 25th: I'll be hosting Thanksgiving for my side of the family, something I haven't been able to do because my last house did not have a dining room or really enough room to have more than a couple of people over.
  • November 27th: It's off to my sister-in-law's place for Thanksgiving, Part 2
  • December 30th: We're off to Miami by way of Savanna, GA. Once in Miami on the 31st, we'll be waiting for my cousin Wendi and our dear friend Carol to finish their 10,000 plus mile walk around the perimiter of the US.
  • January 1st - 3rd: Disney World!
  • January 5th: Pal around with Dr. Monkey and Sparky in their neck of the woods
  • February 2011: Carol will be staying with us 2-3 days a week so that she can write her book and I can help her. Actually, I'll be helping her and so will Riley. I'll be editing and Riley will be proofing.
  • April: The girls' birthday parties (JoAnn Fabrics party for Riley, Chuck E. Cheese for Lucy...oy).
  • May: My birthday
  • And summer returns...
Not a bad agenda, if I do say so myself. Plus I'll be starting my official mental health regimen tomorrow with good old Dr. P.

We've got a lot of demons to fight off. And I was telling Doc last night, there is so much against us right now and probalby for the duration, so we need to be vigilant and optimistic.

Also, I've learned that that 90% divorce rate applies to those bipolar marriages where no treatment is happening. When treatment is in place, the divorce rate is the same as it for couples who do not have a bi-polar marriage.

So, we've got a 50/50 chance just like you do. I'll take those odds.


  1. Hang in there kid. We're looking forward to your visit.

  2. I am wishing you all the best and sending my good thoughts your way. I read that parents of special needs kids are at about 75-80% divorce rates, we are hanging on by fingertips.

  3. Your winter is simply going to fly by!

    Do give Dr Monkey a big hug for me, and tell him to give you and Doc a couple for me right back.

    I'm glad to hear the updated stats on marriages. You kids are going to be just fine.

  4. OK, several things in no particular order...

    ** I have no shame in asking if we can come o'er for Thanksgiving... We'll help cook

    ** will you need a kitty sitter to sift the litter??

    ** DISNEY: you simply have GOT to take a ride on the Haunted Mansion for me. I want some of my ashes spread in there and I want you to familiarize yourself. Also, when pin trading at Disney, remember that the staff working there HAVE to trade with you even if they've got one on their lanard that's worth $200... It's a good way to get rid of those shitty pins you buy in a set.

    ** I also have no shame in asking if I can be invited to the girls b-day parties. I actually LIKE Chee Z. Ratt for short periods of time and ANY reason to go hang at JoAnn's is a good reasons

    ** I am seriously proud-by-proxy that you are related to and know people who are dedicated enough to walk around the whole country. If you dropped me off in Cleveland and I started West I'd have lost interest and heart by the time I hit Euclid.

    ** What are Th Planz for Black Friday? or are you ignoring it??

    ** As for the whole marriage thang... Well, as another famous Lucy once said, "the mere fact that you realize you need help indicates that you are not too far gone." You're not afraid of cats, are you?? Seriously, I think everything is gone work out A-OK...

  5. Dr. MVM: Us too...by the way, where is a good place to stay that's close to you and reasonably priced?

    SD: Thank you. You hang in there too!

    Barbara: I'll make sure hugs are had, but you'll have to come our way to get yours...I'm not sure I can ship them to Canada. :-)

    Capn: Of course you are invited to Throgsgaven! And yes, we'll need a sitter for Minuet and would be very grateful for the help. I was kind of counting on you for the CEC assistance. Thanks for the support, dude.

  6. The key to a successful marriage is mind-numbing bouts of routine countered by different yet equally successful mind-numbing bouts of routine. And if that doesn't work, lightsaber duel.

  7. Good luck! This is your chance to see if you can rebuild and move forward and find a new normal that works for all of you. The new place was a good start. I hope I get to visit you in the midst of all this. :)