Haven't been around because I've been dealing with my Drama Queen. She was unable to find a place to live anywhere around here. She was going to have to go to a shelter for the homeless if she did not find somewhere to go. After searching the internet she found a place in Arkansas that takes in single moms to be regardless of age. They were kind enough to accept her right away. So, DQ and I took a road trip this week.
The drive I was dreading, but it turned out great. We laughed so hard and got lost in the Boston Mountains that it made the trip worthwhile. We didn't arrive until close to 10 pm, but they were ready and waiting for us. This place also takes care of children in need of care and is a beautiful complex. I was quite pleasantly surprised. We were shown her room and it had a welcome sign specifically for her with a basket of goodies she might need right away. They supply everything for her. One catch? No smoking allowed. She protested, but then admitted she figured that would be the case and took it in stride. Glad I'm not in that dorm these first few days until she gets used to it. I left within thirty minutes. I spent the night in the town and headed back home early the next morning.
She has been calling (or trying to get a hold of me) ever since. I did speak to her last night and she seemed to be doing well. The first week is such an adjustment, I hope she keeps her attitude in check. She is required to attend church twice a week and take their bible classes. Being Catholic, we discussed how she needs to not react to what they may say to her. She needs to go by the rules, not laugh, and be open minded. Take from it what she can and leave the rest alone. Of course, as expected, the first bible class was the woman telling her that she was raised basically wrong (Catholic) and that we are idol worshippers. I am so incredibly sick of this perception and frankly we have stopped trying to correct this ignorance. She did as we discussed and just listened. The woman said she would pray for my daughter's soul and hope that she accepts Jesus into her life. Oye! I wish these kind of lies about Catholics would just stop, but it's open season on us. So be it. We can take it.
I had to check in with her lawyer (who was Jaden's dad's lawyer during custody battle 1 1/2 years ago). Hopefully, he can convince the judge that DQ needs to stay down there away from the 'baby daddy' and all her triggers.
Good news is that she is not in a shelter and is hours away to hopefully do some soul searching. It is still too early to know whether she leave this place too. I just never know what she will do next. I pray she stays there and makes the right decision.
So... that is where I have been. The girl has eaten up every spare moment I have had, but hopefully I can get back to normal.
I'll be around this weekend to finally catch up on everyone. Til then.. have a good weekend.
LATE NIGHT IN THE PHOG!
You heard me... it's the beginning of college hoops FINALLY! I could not make it up there tonight for the first night of practice (open to the public), but Blondie will let me know what I missed out on. AND Sunday the Chicago Bulls and Seattle Sonics are playing at Allen Fieldhouse! Yep.. we are that cool. Hinrich (Bulls) and Collison (Sonics) are former Jayhawk greats (graduated a couple of years ago) so the two teams are meeting on KU Campus! Blondie is going, of course, but I must go to the horse races because I hear Crazy A's boyfriend is possibly buying a race horse then. Must check out this horse in his race. I do believe he is as crazy as my sister-in-law.