Bag of Randomness for Friday, February 11, 2022

  • Tomorrow it will be exactly one year since my wife (now ex-wife) dramatically abandoned and alienate our children from me. It’s a really tough adjustment. Literally, one day I go from trusting this person I prioritized over everything for 17-years with my life and my utmost top secrets and concerns, and the very next day she becomes an enemy. During that phase, I thought there were certain boundaries that would never be crossed out of respect and because this was her very first sign she ever wanted to end our marriage and tear apart our family. But no, she went full throttle and held nothing back. Nothing was out of reach.
  • When it all started, I handled everything cautiously and gently because I wanted to reconcile and couldn’t fathom her wanting to end things without at least going to one counseling session or trying a separation. I thought the most important thing to both of us was our family. I feared if I was too aggressive with something, I’d risk losing my family forever. If I could go back and do things over again, I would have matched her aggressiveness. I’d reveal things to the judge like her taking my Adderall because she wanted to get more things accomplished during the day. Like Thanos said, I should have gone for the head.
  • Interestingly enough, my ex planned my son’s birthday party tomorrow. He’s taking a few of his friends to Medieval Times. She contacted me a few weeks ago, asking if I would split the costs. This coming from the same person whose daughter asked if she would buy her a Halloween costume and she answered, “Isn’t that something you should talk to your father about?” This is also the same woman who wouldn’t invite me to our daughter’s birthday party. I’m not sure she understood the awkward position this put me in. If I refused to split the costs (she gets plenty of child support and got a lot more out of the sale of our house than I did, and her mother paid all her legal bills) I’m scared she wouldn’t allow me to attend his party.
  • This seems like it should be bigger news – Texas Restaurant Workers Are Eligible for Free Child Care
    • In a somewhat shocking move, it seems like the state of Texas has come up with a plan to meaningfully support parents working in the service industry: providing free child care for up to a year for those who qualify. The state’s Service Industry Recovery Child Care program launched in October of last year and promises a stipend that is paid directly to a child care provider of the parent’s choice, so long as that provider is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. The program also requires that single parents work at least 25 hours per week — 50 hours per week for a two-parent home — and that the family receiving the benefits earns an income that is at or below 75 percent of the state’s median income.
  • Attention grabbing dirty politics – Gov. Greg Abbott campaign hands out empty ‘fentanyl’ pill bottles at Beto O’Rourke event
  • Attention grabbing positive politics – Girl with down syndrome from North Macedonia gets bullied, president walks her to school
    • After hearing that an 11-year-old girl in North Macedonia was bullied at school, the country’s president decided to visit her family and personally escort her to class on February 7.
  • Many Republicans think the NFL does too much for Black players and are losing interest in the league, poll shows
  • April 18, 2022 – ‘Better Call Saul’ Sets Final Season Premiere Date
  • Here’s a real downer – dogs burying one of their own
  • I had no idea Muhammad Ali attended a Texas Rangers game, much less at the old Arlington Stadium.

  • Go Bengals!
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