This probably isn't a smart idea, but writing seems to help. I shouldn't have been so drastic earlier.
First, our dog is sick. Chim is old and has been losing her hearing and eyesight. She's had joint pain for a while now and takes pain meds. The other day she got into the trash and ate a whole chicken carcass. I mean all of it, bones and all. Now she's listless and doesn't like moving or eating and is just all around not good. Vet said nothing was wrong with her, just that she's old. So she's on softer food now till she's feeling better, but we're all worried this is it.
When it rains...
There are a few things I should catch you up on. The summer has been *ahem* otherwise pretty good. LMA and G-man are both doing things and keeping active. They're changing schools so this August looks to be quite exciting. There have been a lot of local events that they've gone to and their moms have done a good job making sure they don't get summer-lazy.
G is in a coach-pitch baseball league through the Y. It's pretty cute, if a little disorganized. They've had one practice so far and got their uniforms. I should have some pictures up on Flickr soon. He's also a Webelo now. The Boy Scouts of America has a very staunch anti-gay policy, but they've recently relented a little and said they would be okay if the child was gay or was the child of gay parents. However, they still didn't want any gay folks in adult roles. The troop that G is in is very friendly and open, more so that the parent organization. G seems to like it and he's really cute in his kerchief and hat.
G is also on some ADD meds that have been really effective. He ended school with great grades and he's just a wonderful little ingenious person around the house.
LMA went to a band camp and made a few friends. She did fairly well and when she got back was able to meet with her new instructor for her new school. She just loves playing music and it's nice to have around the house.
So, elephant in the room. It's been 10 days since the break up. I'm not going to lie to you and say it's been anything but hellish. I'm writing about it elsewhere so I won't go into it much here. Just the nuts and bolts are that I'm still in a lot of pain. I miss her all the time, with a furious passion. I don't know how to describe it without sounding desperate and weak. I don't know when it'll get better. It's not even day to day, but minute to minute. My friends have been kind but I know people have different ways of coping and I don't think they know what to say, really. I've just gotta keep busy and hopefully it'll fade.
That's all for now. I'll try to keep the break up talk to a minimum and focus more on what the rest of the crew are doing. Carry on.