I'm sorry for those of you who had the misfortune to have to deal with difficult family.
We can pick our friends but not our family. They are wished upon us.
I am so lucky. I am so blessed! I have had the best holiday with my mom and sister and brother and nieces and nephews. We all stay in my mom's house and play games and laugh and have a blast.
Several of you told me to take my ex-boyfriend's ring back and get something for myself. Well I did that. And the Gods have told me that getting him anything was a mistake for sure. My mom and I spent the day going to antique stores and consigment shops (I LOVE antiques!) and I bought a beautiful solid cherry antique HUGE grandfather clock with the most beautiful chimes... for $160!!!! Long story, but the consigner had to move his big pieces by the end of the day so he absolutely slashed the prices. This clock is worth over $2000 easily.
I collect clocks. (No, my ex never knew that). I love antiques (No, my ex never knew that).
What I am most thankful about for 2017 is that I FINALLY GET IT!!! I have wasted 1.5 years on a man who never cared about me, who blamed everything on me. I was so tired of trying to make it work. I asked him, very recently, if he would see me for half an hour in a public place if I flew there at my time and my dime. No, he could not do that. Yet, he can sit around and wait for his ex-fiance to decide when she wants to see him. F*ck that.
I thank my lucky stars that I am over that crap, that I will go find the better that I deserve, and that I will not waste another day doing the same insanity that I have done. I also thank HIM for being a prick such that it ended any feelings I ever had for him.
Tonight I went to a pre-NYE party with a bunch of my high school friends (here in my hometown - some of them still live here, most came in for the holidays). Because why not have a pre-NYE party? It was fun.
Reminiscing about old times.
Tomorrow will be the big NYE party and I can't wait. And yes there will be a man there who has been "in love with me from afar" for the last 20+ years. Tonight was the first time I've seen him since then. Who knows.
I hope others are happy and grateful too. It's a new year!