Sorry I haven't blogged. I came back from Chicago to a mess at my house. I was not sure how to blog about it but have decided to be honest but I don't want it to be a downer.
My husband is a recovering alcoholic..sober for 2 years..well I came home to a drunk, my first clue..nobody picked me up from the airport and when I called him he told me to take a shuttle. I called my mom and she picked me up. Got home and saw right away that he was drunk, I confronted him on it and he denied at first but then admitted to it and started crying. I had him call his AA buddies and they came over...so did my moms husband who proceeded to chew him out. I took Johnny to get dinner and when I got home his AA buddies said they were taking him to a meeting and that they would drop him off at my moms house to sober up. It was really devastating, and I am just kind of numb. He has since been going to AA meetings everyday and meeting with his AA buddies. He is apologetic and says that he was miserable the whole time and realized what a mistake it was. Not sure what to believe. A part of me says to take Johnny and leave, but the sad thing is I love him. I have decided not to make any decisions and give it a week. I hope that is the right decision.
I also came down with a cold...darn plane and germs. I met some fabulous ladies in Chicago, it was truly amazing how we bonded. I was surprised that there were some ladies that were not there to meet anyone new. They really had already developed there friendships and stuck with there comfort zone. They missed out on some really cool newbies that's for sure. I was amazed how important food seemed to be for some on the trip. Being the food addict that I am, I am really struggling to not let food be my driving decision maker. I was not there to try all the foods of Chicago..I was there to meet some ladies who I have bonded with in the blogger community. It was really neat to meet my core bloggers that I wanted to meet, because I did and they were everything I expected and more. Laura Belle, Ronnie, Speck, RockbandBarbie, Jen, Beth, Andrea, Sofie..to name a few. I also over committed ..there just was not enough time to hang with everyone. I really tried but it just didn't always work out. I met some awesome mom/daughter teams that had me in stitches. Deb-Kagead was a total sweetheart and an unexpected treasure to get to know because I never really followed her blog but she was a sweetie. Clara was hilarious, Catherine I called the homecoming queen because she is just as pretty in person as her blog and she went out of her way to talk to me and get to know me as best as you can with 32 women involved! I know I am probably forgetting someone but I truly met some great women.
And now some pics