Monday night was the big eclipse where the moon turned red. How cool is that? Did any of you see it in person? I didn’t. Both of my girls spent the night with friends and I don’t like being in my house alone. Yes, my kitties are there to keep me company. And if I started feeling unsafe, I bring my doggies in because I know they will protect me somewhat. Well, they’ll bark at intruders anyway. I called my sweetie-pie and informed him that the girls were staying with friends. He never assumes anything and I love that. His response…Ok? Are you alright? Is anything wrong? I asked him if he wanted some company. He had asked me a few days earlier when I would stay with him again. Only when the girls are away. Part of me worried about leaving the house because when the moon is full or does strange things, the crazies come out to play. But, I didn’t want to be by myself either. He makes me feel safe.
After I got there, we went to eat at his new favorite Chinese buffet. It is rather tasty. Then we went back to his house and went to bed. He warned me that his dogs have been barking a lot at night. That was an understatement. He never has any trouble falling asleep right away. Me, on the otherhand, it takes me sometimes an hour to doze off. Especially that night since the dogs wouldn’t shut up. What makes it worse is, their pen is right outside his bedroom. I had asked him once before why he moved it there. He said it wasn’t his decision (the Witch). Since his wreck, it would hurt his back too much to move it so I don’t complain. I woke up at 4am and had to go pee. Once I got back into bed and tried to fall back asleep, the dogs started barking. Finally, at 4:43am yesterday morning, I said quietly “Come on!” He asked me if his dogs were bothering me. I didn’t want to complain so I kept quiet. After a few minutes, we sexed and fell back asleep. We woke up about an hour later for him to get ready for work. We sexed again. By that time, it was a quarter til he had to be at work. He jumped in the shower, got dressed, kissed me goodbye and told me to go back to sleep. I tried, sort of, but I also realized that I was by myself and had time to do what I’d been wanting to do ever since we started seeing each other again.
My man has a bit of a lazy bone and he puts things off that aren’t pressing at the time. When the Witch left, she left all of her personal items. Such as hair care, make-up, skin care, etc. I get tired of seeing them every time I go in the bathroom. It’s time to clean house, baby! I got dressed, found the trash bags and went to work. It took 4…FOUR…trash bags to clean out her crap from the shelves and under the sink. She bought some expensive skin care too and that pissed me off. This trashy bitch that forced her way into our lives and she wanted our daughter to have very little and spend his money on whatever the heck she wanted. I don’t hate people normally, but I hate her on so many levels.
Once I got done with the bathroom, I moved to the closet. I’d never looked in there before and wanted to make sure she hadn’t left any clothing behind. They would be tossed away as well. When I scanned the racks, I only saw his clothes. Then I looked down in front of me. It was a dresser that looked very familiar to me. It has three drawers on each side with a door in the middle. I walked over to it and started looking through the drawers. I found a couple of things with her name on them, made sure they wouldn’t be important to him and tossed them in the trash bag. Then I opened up the middle door to find three wooden unfinished drawers. I was stunned. It was my kids dresser that I’d left in our old house when I’d left him. It was a rather heavy piece of furniture which is why I never took it with me. I couldn’t believe he’d kept it all that time. I opened the first drawer and found something else of hers and tossed it in the trash. Then I found a film canister. I opened it up and found his wedding ring that we had bought together, it was on a silver rope chain. I held it in my hands, looked it over and started crying. He’d told me he’d kept it all these years and knew exactly where it was. I had always suspected he’d pawned it or she had tossed it out. But there it was in my hands. I put it back in the canister, closed it up and put it back where I’d found it. Then I opened up the three drawers on the right side, which were all empty except for the bottom drawer. It contained one thing, a Golden Book on Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer that I used to read to my kids. I started crying again as I looked through it. I couldn’t believe that she hadn’t thrown that out too. I’m sure if she had realized it had belonged to one of my kids, she would have. I put it back it in its place and closed the drawer.
Right after I closed the closet door, he called me. He asked what I was doing and I told him ‘nothing’. He thanked me for staying with him the night before and told me how wonderful it was. I told him I loved being there with him. I, then, told him what I’d been up to. He seemed a little surprised, but told me that was fine. I said nothing about finding our dresser. He asked how many bags it took for all of her stuff under the sink and I told him three. He told me he would haul it all off to the shop the next day and get it out of the house. After we ended our call, I went to our daughter’s room. When the Witch left him, she trashed our daughter’s room. Broke her futon, threw stuff around, made a real mess of things. That pissed our daughter and his other daughter off. When his other daughter saw what the Witch had done, she said one thing. “Bitch!” I cleaned up the best I could. For some reason, there was an ancient Nordic Trak treadmill laying on its side. And when I say ancient, I mean it. This thing is wooden. There was also a recliner sitting in there. After doing what I could in there, I peaked in his other daughter’s room and then in the bathroom. There was nothing more for me to clean.
The one thing she always collected was dolphins. There are pictures of dolphins in the house, a dolphin blanket, one of those little crystal things and a sea shell wind chime hanging above the garden tub in his bathroom. My goal is to de-Witch the house, and I will succeed. I’ve already made plans to send all the dolphin and ocean stuff to my friend Jules. I asked her first, of course, if it’s ok. She’s fine with it. So, once I collect it all, it will be finding its new home in Virginia 🙂 He texted me yesterday afternoon and thanked me for cleaning. I told him ‘you’re welcome, but I’m not finished yet’ and asked if he’s sure he’s ok with it. He called me and told me it’s fine and asked if it made me feel better to get rid of her stuff. I told him it didn’t bother me that he hadn’t thrown it out yet because I know he wasn’t holding on to anything for sentimental reasons. It jsut bothers me seeing her things. He told me to throw out whatever’s bothering me, as long as it’s not anything of his. He collects lots of meaningless things, steins, eagles, that sort of thing. I asked him why there’s a recliner and an ancient treadmill in our daughter’s room, he said he didn’t know that he’d jsut stuck it in there. I told him that our daughter would like to have a bed in her room again, he said he has a frame but needs to get a mattress. He said he’ll work on finding her one. I told him it would make her happy. We exchanged our I love you’s and we hung up.
Needless to say, it was a good start to my day.