Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop

Mama's Losin' It

This one seemed like fun and I have never joined in one of the hops she has. We’ll see how well I do and maybe we’ll try it again. Her challenge this week is as follows:

I wish I would have…describe a time when you didn’t take action, but later wished you would have.

This is unfortunately one of those things where hindsight is 20/20. I have been married for almost 27 years. My husband and I have separated twice during the last 10 years of it. I think we should have called it good after the last one. We’ve raised 4 kids together, lost a child together, and we realize we just don’t see things from the same point of view. I mean not even close.

His brain is a single-minded sort. He eats, breathes, and lives anything mechanical. His interests go no further than that. When he’s at home, the tv is very seldom on anything other than Speed Channel. I know he watches the History Channel periodically, but it isn’t too often. He hates the shows I like which includes all the crime shows. He thinks they are a waste of time.

If it comes to something I want to do, he cannot be bothered to take the time or help with it in any way. I want to do some work house and it can’t be done because it isn’t what he wants. He will spend money on his toys but not on the house. Needless to say, I am not an important part of his life and I doubt I ever will be.

So there you go. That’s all there is to it. Simple reality is slapping me in the face. My future will be going in a different direction.


  1. Visiting from Mama Kat's. Wow. This is really some honest writing! Sorry to hear about this, hopefully things will get better for you!

  2. Stopped by from Mama Kat's.
    I can't imagine how difficult that must be for you. Hope things get better soon!