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estherchaya
estherchaya
I am pathetic
I really, really, really miss Seth.

(but that might just be because I really, really, really hate single parenting)
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goudagirl From: goudagirl Date: December 5th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hug*
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 5th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'm really not quite as pathetic as the post made me seem. I just get all grumpy when he's not around.

I really feel for my friends who are "real" single-parents. I'm just playing one for a week and I have a LOT of help (I've got people picking Julian up from the nanny all week so I can get enough hours in at work).

Plus, if I were REALLY a single-parent, I would be relying solely on my salary to support myself, and that would seriously suck.
hannahsarah From: hannahsarah Date: December 6th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Um, picking up? Nanny? Help? What is this you speak of? I see words that look like they might be English, but I have no idea what they mean.

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 6th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)
yes, my point exactly. We share a nanny with a neighbor for after school, which helps a lot. Mind you, I wouldn't need the nanny if I stopped working, but that's obviously not feasible. Bleh. It's very frustrating. I'd much rather be home, but I do enjoy paying the mortgage on time.

My mother in law picked up Julian yesterday, a friend picked Julian up today, my mother is picking him up tomorrow. I definitely have no cause to complain. Except that I'd rather just be able to be home for him myself.
hannahsarah From: hannahsarah Date: December 6th, 2006 05:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it's a pretty big tradeoff. If I weren't disabled I'd be having to make that decision myself. As it is, right now I don't even have the energy to try to find a nanny job, nevermind actually being one. I hate CFS so much. I'm exhausted all the time, and this little voice in the back of my head keeps telling me that I'm a bad person because I'm lazy and don't have a job. On the other hand, I get to be around 24/7 for Rivka. Oh well, it's all for the good, right?
malkaesther From: malkaesther Date: December 5th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snugs* Single parenting is no fun. May your bashert find you soon.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 5th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, sorry, I was unclear. Seth is my bashert. Or, at least, he's my husband. ;)

He's just gone for a week (he's at a Pharmacy Conference in California). Whenever he "abandons" me for a business trip (which isn't often), I refer to it as "single parenting" only because it gives me a very, very tiny taste of what my poor single-parent friends have to deal with.
malkaesther From: malkaesther Date: December 5th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL. I should know that. May he find his way home soon.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 5th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not a problem... you probably weren't reading my journal when I posted that he was leaving for a conference. So it was likely unclear. :)

Also, a good chunk of my friends also read Seth's journal, so they had more context than you... it was really a rather unfair way for me to phrase my post... but I still think it's funny. :) (I joke that our kesuvah is good for fifty years and after that I reserve the right to see other people if I want to and that Seth's job in this marriage is to make sure I never want to cash in on that clause, so it's even FUNNIER given that context. Well, it's funnier to ME, anyway.)
malkaesther From: malkaesther Date: December 5th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
True, I am new to your LJ. My husband has had to go through a 2nd ketubah and 3 ring ceremonies with me so your joke is really funny to me.
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 5th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
that's CRAZY talk!

It's just ridiculous that I can't live without him for a week without getting all grumpy about it. (FWIW, I get far less grumpy about missing him when I'm the one who leaves him at home)
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sethcohen From: sethcohen Date: December 5th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I saw your wedding. I'm pretty sure marriage *is* ridiculous.
ginamariewade From: ginamariewade Date: December 5th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I feel your pain.
At least he's gone for a good reason, and not a bad reason.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 5th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed.
I'm completely pathetic, I admit it.
magid From: magid Date: December 5th, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not pathetic.

(I think it'd be pathetic if you didn't miss Seth!)

I hope the week passes quickly for you.
From: cecerose Date: December 5th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Of course, it could be both...

But I'm sure it's mostly you love your sweetie very much.

And that you wish he were there to help with you with Julian...

*sigh*

He'll be home soon... =0)



From: have_inner_lady Date: December 5th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
A week of it is far too long. Thirty-six hours is okay. Beyond that, there better be some serious chocolate upon return -- and even then, no guarantees.
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magid From: magid Date: December 5th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

serious chocolate

Like, upon the kitchen table?
:-)
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sethcohen From: sethcohen Date: December 5th, 2006 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: serious chocolate

*quizzles* Why does everyone keep talking about a table that we don't have in our kitchen? All we have are countertops...
magid From: magid Date: December 6th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: serious chocolate

OK, so put the serious chocolate on the dining room table instead. And put the silly chocolate on the kichen countertops, so it won't have to listen to the serious chocolate debating philosophy.
jeannegrrl From: jeannegrrl Date: December 5th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I SO feel for you! Even when I have in-home help, when Hillel's out of town, I miss him so much.
sethcohen From: sethcohen Date: December 5th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

You're not pathetic

It's just overwhelming to try to get 40 hours in while trying to keep up with Danger Boy and having the basement redone and complaints from the cats and all that jazz.

I really, really, really love you. It seems like forever, but I'll be seeing you soon.
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