I’ve been isolating lately. Sorry. Just been feeling a bit withdrawn. Several friends have either died or are dying. Strange. In addition to that, a friend of mine who has been in an abusive relationship told me this weekend that it’s escalated even more. Her husband took himself off of his psych meds cold turkey without telling his counselor, and he’s spinning out of control. But she won’t leave him. She doesn’t want state assistance but has no place to go. She has 2 little girls. She says that in this day and age people treat marriage as something disposable rather than trying to work things out. She doesn’t want to do that. She has tried over and over, though, and nothing changes. He’s former military with guns in the house. Does he have to kill her before she takes it seriously? It’s a bit late then, don’t you think? I’ve offered to help her time and time again, but she just isn’t ready to take action. She makes excuses for him and shoulders the blame (he says it’s all her fault that he treats her this way, so of course she thinks it must be so), which is classic in an abusive relationship. I’ve been where she is, minus the children, and I know that there’s nothing I can do except be there for her. But it brings up a lot of bad memories, and it hurts me to see her like this. I’m ok. Just… I don’t know.
But good things have been happening as well. Let’s focus on those for a bit.
I’ve been accepted at another college, this time Saint Joseph. I’m pretty excited about this one. There have been 2 armed robberies in the past week on the campus of the first school I was accepted at- the University of Hartford – therefore Randy would really prefer I not go there. They’re throwing a lot of money my way, however, so I won’t rule them out completely. Saint Joseph was a late addition to my transfer list and they don’t have my financial info yet; I don’t know how much aid they’ll give me. They’ve already offered me a $5000/year merit scholarship, though.
Here’s an interesting tidbit from work: Barack Obama ordered a book from us! Legit. It was in his name and addressed to the White House. I wasn’t there that day, so I don’t know which book it was. We carry a lot of books about him, so we’ve been speculating that it was one of those. However someone else came up with an excellent alternative: a George Bush Voodoo Doll set! He’s got to be feeling some animosity for the mess he’s inherited, right? *G* Then again, perhaps he’s annoyed with his Secretary of State; we carry a Hilary Clinton Voodoo Doll set as well. ;0) At first I wished that I knew what he ordered, but now I think it’s more fun to guess. *G*