Tuesday, July 10, 2007

where to begin...where to begin

First of all I apologize for being such a bad blogger.....not posting and not commenting. I have been busy. It seems like things just kept going on from the holidays. Read on please....

The EX is back. He called me Monday am and ask me if he could come and stay for a few days as he is having terrible panic attacks. SInce I am not totally heartless I said....what about your dog? He tears up my yard. So the dog is in the kennel and the Ex is spending a few days here. No chance of us getting back together or anything like that....just trying to help him through a rough patch. I had panic attacks years ago and I know they are no picnic. Sometimes I guess he just needs to come here and eat some good food and get a grip. And he does take me shopping!

Secondly, you remember when my best friend Janice got married? I posted her and Eds wedding picture. Well..Ed is in the hospital. He had surgery....2 years ago he had colon cancer and he has had a reoccurrance. He is having flashbacks from Viet Nam and having a terrible time. We figured it was the pain meds causing this. Janice told me Ed was a Vietnam Veteran and seen a lot of horrible things over there when they first got married. So her and I were feeling all sorry for him..and then she calls me night before last and tells me..ED HAS NEVER BEEN IN VIET NAM!!! Im like WTF? She said its all a lie. She said one of Eds cousins told her at the hospital that Ed has never been in VN. So then we called a guy I used to go out with.....b/c he knows all about Veterans stuff and how to find out if Ed has or has not been to VN. I have not talked to this guy for quite a while b/c when we went out he tried to run my life...he tried to tell me what to do, hes very controlling....so I told him not to bother me and didnt accept his calls. But I called him for Janice.....and he did find out for her that Ed was never in VN.

But in the meantime he has called me like 20 times! Again, I am not accepting his calls simply b/c I only called for Janice....and she talked to him. I put her on the phone and I stayed out of it. I was very cordial...but hey! This is nonsense. I bet he calls here 5 times a day.

So now Janice knows Ed was never in VN. Why would you lie about something like that? And what she is going to do is beyond me. And if he is lieing about this...what else has he lied about? Sounds like a Nancy Drew mystery doesnt it? So far Ed is still in the hospital....Janice said she is just playing a role for now and going along with it. Im just kind of dumbfounded.He and Janice have a beautiful home and I guess she is thinking if she leaves what will she do. I will keep you posted on this situation.

On the homefront the weather has been very hot and I am getting a nice suntan from swimming! But its supposed to rain tomorrow......:(( Now Im gonna try to catch up on my blogs.......and thank you so much Michelle of BIG BLUEBERRY EYES for sending me those lovely pistachios, they are absolutely delicious! You didnt have to send me anything...but I am so glad you did!!! LOL

16 comments:

Bluepaintred said...

man. that is weird. maybe your friend should have a full private investigator report done on him while he is in the hospital. She should also talk to a lawyer to know her rights if she does decide divorce is the way to go..

Lori said...

It makes you wonder what else he is lying about.


Our heat index at 10:00pm is 101 hot.

~Deb said...

Hmm... LOTS going on over there!!! First of all, that is so nice of you to help your ex when he has panic attacks. I have them from time to time and it sucks when you don't have someone that's close to you there. He's very lucky.

As for your friend- HOW scary is that lie? I would be totally freaked out over that one.

Hope you're doing well.

{{HUGS}}

tkkerouac said...

See, you have all the men chasing you, even the ones you try to get rid of.
Panic attacks suck, I had them about 15 years ago, and used talk therapy to get through them.
Do you have any pets you want to post in bloggers pets?

Michelle said...

wow so much drama going on! I hope that guy gets the hint and stops calling you so much!

I'll keep Janice in my prayers for her situation with Ed.

You're very welcome for the pistachios - glad you enjoyed them!

Christine said...

Catch,
How did you know I can't wait until the kids go back to school, and it's still a month away!

Wow about your friend. I would definetly confront him on the lie, but how would you know he'd be telling the truth. I'll keep Janice in my prayers.

Yes, your EX is a very lucky man to have you, and you get to go shopping. I fight Panic Attacks everyonce in a while over Josh and the bills, and it is so nice to have someone there to help you through them.

Love Pistachios,they are very addicting. Can't eat just one.

*HUGS*

Remiman said...

Catch,
I experienced my one and only panic attack when I took my scuba diving test....whew, don't envy anyone who gets them!
Janice's husband has a case of poor self image. He thinks being a VN survivor makes him appear more manly. Men are funny (as if you didn't already know that) once the lie is out there it seems like to confess makes you seem dweeby. Advise Janice to go slowly and confront him with kindness. He may have a sinister background, but I'm guessing he's just a man trying to impress!
Glad you're back...missed ya.
rel

Cindy said...

I agree with the person who commented above- I bet Janice's man was just out to impress people- probably especially Janice herself.

Hope your ex gets better soon- in the meantime, you've heard the phrase, "shop til you drop"!

Dave said...

Wow, what a story. It is as you are living in a TV show. You have to admit that you have some interesting stuff for stories to spin. Well, work on your tan and enjoy.

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Lying about not being in Nam is absurd...it really stunned me to read that especially given the stae of the world today..poor Janice.....

tkkerouac said...

come see your pet pooch Sheri and perhaps share a story and pet name.
thanks for sharing!

amelia said...

I don't comment too often but couldn't help myself here.

Tell Janice to run like hell!!!

I think we've all known compulsive liars and nothing good ever comes from those relationships.

Run Janice, Run!!!

Dr.John said...

She can't run she's married to him. They have been happy. It has to play itself out but why he would lie about being in the war I don't know. Perhaps he was draft dodger. As far as the guy calling you remember wgat they taught us in the Mask TV program " No good deed goes unpunished".

Gingers Mom said...

What a bizarre story!! I'm not sure how I would handle that either. I wonder what he was up to during the time he was supposed to be at war...

MarmiteToasty said...

(((((Catch)))) sorry I aint been around..... just stuff to suss and sort out in life.......

cripes on the lies.......and its not like he is lying about changing his underpants everyday.... first off, why lie to someone you love and secondly why lie about something so important as that......

Makes one wonder what else he has lied about......

Sorry your maties is going though this.......

And what a wonderful pure person you are catch, to have ya X back in the fold for a few days....... I tip me hat to ya :)......

XXXXXX

Ol' Lady said...

You are just too sweet...and always the giver.
I hope your ex gets his attacks under control...I know how it is...
Janice should have a private investagator check him out, I did on the waste of skin that married my mother, it was worth it.
Good luck in your ever busy life.