I'm luxuriating in a day off. It's a Little R weekend and AJ has taken him off to visit an activity farm. I gracefully (and gratefully) declined to join them. Yesterday I pulled out a few stops and today I want to carefully push them back in again.
We had a bit of a week. AJ's ex, who is a troubled person, made an uninvited and unplanned visit and we had a bit of a face-off. She had already been on the phone a great deal earlier in the week. Reading between the lines she is not adjusting well to lone parenthood and I don't blame her. It's hard both financially and emotionally.
It took me a full day and a half to get over the adrenaline rush and process my feelings from this unexpected encounter. I'm still processing actually but I won't let this woman live rent free in my head. She called me things I've never been called before and was most uncomplimentary. I resisted the temptation to rise to it - oh but I sorely wanted to.
I think if this had happened two weeks ago it may have broken me. Instead it has made me stronger.