Friday, June 25, 2010

Blast from the Past

I guess some of you are wondering what happened to me.

I've been working on my little project: Operation Move That House. Or something like that.  Yesterday I decided to tackle my craft supplies.  I discovered that I have more fabric and felt than any one person should have and that I thought at one time that I was going to open a stamping store.

I had lots of hard decisions to make regarding my crafting future and purged lots of stuff. I know I love to quilt and make pillows so I kept most of the sewing stuff. And the stamping supplies because you never know....

I also got my new iPhone 4 yesterday and I had to spend some time getting to know my new friend.  I love it...by the way.  And it will probably be my last new toy since soon...my standard of living will be lowered. 

While decluttering yesterday, I came across a photo album from 1994-1995.  It only had a handful of pictures but the one's I saw made memories flood back.


I thought I had destroyed gotten rid of all of the pictures of my ex-husband but this one was hiding out in the album.  This was taken right after I met him and it appears we were at a red neck UFO convention sponsored by Coors Light.

I don't talk about my marriage to Billy very much because it was a really dark,  hard time in my life.  There were times that I didn't think I could live through it and I wanted to end it all.  I thought I was stuck....until the stars aligned and everything fell in place for me to leave and start a new life.

That was 10 years ago.....

Seeing these pictures prompted me to google his name and I was shocked at everything that came up!  Since I saw him at the Las Vegas Airport in the last year he has:

  • Applied for a marriage license (but not married).
  • Been arrested for Assault in the 3rd degree, menacing and child abuse.
  • Re-arrested for violating his restraining order.
  • Fathered a baby boy named Charlie.
  • Graduated from a community college with a certificate in welding.

And 10 days ago...his baby mama was arrested for contempt.   I had that in spades for him...thank god no one ever caught me!!

I'm counting my lucky stars that I got away from him when I did.  And I'm so sad for little Charlie...2 1/2  months old and his Mom was in jail.

Today...I'm hitting the town with Shannon, Sara to have some drinks (milk for Shannon...she's 8 months pregnant) and see a movie.  I'm completely disgusted that Sex and The City 2 is not long playing in many theaters!  Whatever...

15 comments:

  1. All I know is that you look a lot happier now than you do in that picture with him. I'm glad the stars aligned too. Just remember, the stars will continue to align and everything is going to work out.

    Just as an aside, they had layoffs at Lockheed in Houston yesterday. 75 people. My friend made it through the cut, but there will probably be another one in August.

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  2. Ah...the good old spiral perm, brings back memories.

    Glad you left him and now you have your beautiful family.

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  3. whew! Glad you got rid of that baggage.

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  4. Good for you, Connie. It's inspiring to hear how you walked away from your life that wasn't working, started a new, and found everything you had been looking for. It couldn't have been easy and I commend you for that...

    And, "a red neck UFO convention sponsored by Coors Light"? Classic. Classic & hilarious.

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  5. I'm so happy for all the wonderful change in your life. But I have to admit, that really does look like a UFO behind you in the photo. Great pics!

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  6. I still have a few photos of my ex. He is a pervert and works in construction. I'm also thankful that I had the guts to escape a horrid relationship. I love the description of your photo! Too funny!

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  7. LOVE the photos, My husband and I just found some pictures of us way back before we dated and took a trip to Mexico, it was crazy to think back, time really flies. That one of Bobbi is priceless, and I'm glad you got out of your marriage too, sounds like he is a scary guy! Love your new background too.

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  8. Oh my goodness, I just re-looked at the picture of you and your ex and you look like Claire from LOST!!!! seriously!

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  9. LOL!!! You mean Crazy Frizzy Haired Claire?

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  10. God had a completely different plan for your life.... isn't he amazing??

    ~Becca

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  11. LOL, No, I mean the cute normal Claire before she turned crazy! :)

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  12. Bobbi is working it in that costume! :)

    Enjoy that iPhone a little for me too, for now I have to be content with my iTouch.

    Thank goodness for fate, miracles or whatever happened to free you from that marriage!!

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  13. Lucky you, with the new iphone! Yeah, I'll have to settle with my itouch for now. I'm so glad you got out of that mess!! yikes! I've been going through old photos lately, been scanning slides for my family. I might post them one day. Oh, and the craft room, I can't even walk in there!! Help!

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I love you. You are my best friend! Your hair looks fantastic today!