Growing up my parents stressed the importance of RSVP’ing. They
instilled the significance of letting the party host know whether or not you’ll
be a guest at their event.
When I moved from New York to Rhode Island I found a different
meaning. Here, many I know only RSVP if they’re attending.
I can see both sides of this. If no RSVP, they aren’t
The one issue I’ve noticed? People not RSVP’ing, but showing
up anyway. Depending on the event that can be a bit rude. Now, I’ve never
witnessed this with a wedding, but I have seen it with a social gathering where
plated food is paid for prior to the day.
I’m curious do you RSVP regardless if you’re attending or
not? Inquiring minds want to know! J
My husband and I are going to see Bon Jovi in concert. It’s
one band we make an attempt to see when in the area. We’ll be catching up with
some family and friends. I’m sure it’ll be a fun night. It’s hard to believe I’ve
been listening to their music for over twenty-five years.
Tonight I’ll be feeling like teen again. :o)
My story – Your Marriage is Killing You will be published
soon in the Lemons to Lemonade Chicken Soup for the Soul book. Life is a bit
ironic right now. We’ve been dealing with teen issues, some normal, some not so
much. During this time I’ve had to deal with my ex-husband. I do NOT like this
man, not even a little bit. He’s not a good father, but he is our daughter’s
father, so I try to be civil.
During a conversation with him on Sunday I heard something
that frightened me – anger. Violent anger. The worst part was my daughter was
with him. I called him out on his anger and let him know if he went after our
daughter he’d be in serious trouble.
I’ll be honest for a few moments I was brought back to a
time when I was being abused. I didn’t like it.
So what am I going to do about it? Two things. I’m going to
the courts and asking for sole custody of my daughter. She doesn’t need to deal
with a crazy man and neither do I.
The second thing is I’m going to write a book. The story
Your Marriage is Killing You is only the portion of the marriage. The part when
I left. I’d like to help others who are in abusive situations to show them that
you can get out and have a better life. It takes time, courage and an internal
strength. But if you want freedom you can achieve it.
I’ve always said if I can save just one person I’d be
thrilled. Don’t get me wrong, I want to save lots of women, but if my story
saves one, I’ve done something successful.
I’m on vacation this week, but I’ve been doing conference
calls and exchanging emails for a ghostwriting gig. This is my first time doing
this kind of work and I have a ton of questions. I’m also suffering from
doubts. Not in my ability to do this, but the people behind the book.
I’m not sure if its nerves or what I know about the
publishing business. Like I said, I’m green when it comes to ghostwriting, but I’m
not green to the publishing world.
I’ve been negotiating the contract. There are a few
stipulations I need added.
So the vacation has turned into a staycation/workcation. :o)
The weather is still blah, but they say it will be changing
tomorrow. The family plans to be beach bound the rest of the week.