Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Everything For a Reason

It's funny how everything happens for a reason.

Remember my fun naked adventures with the overflowing toilet?

Thank god that happened.

Because two weeks later when I was sick and had various fluids leaking out of me, I thanked my lucky stars that I knew that I couldn't use much of that crappy Charmin or else the toilet would back up.

I can't imagine going through a plumbing nightmare feeling like I did then.

And now I'm thinking thank god the IRS nailed us in September.

It was good practice for life now.

Funny how it all works out.

Seguing along--I want to thank all y'all who cheated and commented or emailed me the other day.

I wondered about who to give that virulent blog award to.


But I think I give it to y'all. Whether you have a blog or not.

Awwww....I know, sappy huh?

But its a new day and tomorrow's the first day of rehab for Dr. Mad Scientist.

He's finally told his mom (who in turn alerted his mass amount of siblings...) so that's a good sign.

A new day also means a fresh pair of socks.


Or baby socks already on their way to Michigan for a friend.

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Blogger Carol said...

Nerves of steel, the wit of a scholar, the common sense needed to succeed, oh and creative talent too-yep, U gots it. Sorry for the LOL Cat moment.

7:05 AM  
Blogger Macoco said...

We cheated because we love you is all.
It sounds like you have great perspective on things.
The socks are very pretty. I like the mint flower on the side.

7:07 AM  
Blogger LilKnitter said...

You had better remember that you are awesome, woman: really awesome. I'm so glad to read that - even if things aren't looking up - you are. That's because you are awesome!

7:37 AM  
Blogger buttercup said...

I argued with myself all day yesterday and finally decided to let you be. Funny how sometimes I can follow direction. ;-)

You know all you need do is call me for anything. If you need to get out, I'm here for you and the Chunkster.

Such cute socks!!! Oh - and did you see Franklin Habit's "Little Democrat" sweater? Really cute.

7:55 AM  
Blogger buttercup said...

Oh and also - I'm keeping good positive thoughts for DMS's recovery.

7:57 AM  
Blogger ZantiMissKnit said...

I'm hoping everything works out well. Admitting it is the first step, they say.

On a knitting note, those socks are so freakin' cute I can't stand it!

7:59 AM  
Blogger Trillian42 said...

I was with buttercup. I went back and forth, considered emailing or PMing you, but I decided to let you let us know when you were ready for us.

We love you, hon. And we are all thinking the best possible thoughts we can for you, Chunky, and Dr. MS.

8:03 AM  
Blogger The Curly Knitter said...

Bezzie! I'm happy to see you post. I've been thinking of you and your family. I didn't "cheat" and post a comment or email either but keep an eye on the mail in the next day or two ok? I sent a little something for you. Best wishes for Dr. Mad Scientist. I'm glad you have the family support.

8:07 AM  
Blogger Miss T said...

Bezzie, I've been thinking about you. Anything I can do?

8:20 AM  
Blogger Poops said...

I, for one, suck at following directions. In a big way.

And I'd do it again, too.

So there.

Today is a new beginning for Dr. MS. May he embrace it. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

And I'm here if you need anything.

8:23 AM  
Anonymous MNKNIT said...

I like you more than the socks, and I really like the socks.
You are in my thoughts...MNKNIT

8:25 AM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

New reader...YarnyOldKim sent me. I'm sending a big hug your way. Just breathe and -- I know it's an AA thing, but seriously, take one day at a time.

8:32 AM  
Blogger sgeddes said...

It's good to see you here today. you all are in my thoughts.

I love the little flower on the sock - that is a nice little touch.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Cindy in Happy Valley said...

Addiction is a dreadful disease,resistant to treatment, hard to manage. But it CAN be overcome. I'm pulling for you and your family, with one piece of advice...

Take care of yourself, so that you can care for Chunky -- Al-anon, therapy, SNB, whatever works for you.

8:33 AM  
Blogger AR said...

You know we're here for ya! I need to post my awards, cuz everyone I want to give one to is getting it already! You do make my day! Here's to you, thanks for making me laugh at your funny posts. You're so cool, too!

I love those lil baby socks. Baby feet are so cute, and those are perfect for some adorable lil baby feet!

8:35 AM  
Blogger Dkswife said...

You are one of the best people I know who can pull up their boot straps and move forth!

Take care!


8:37 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I didn't cheat, but my heart really went out to you yesterday.

I'm glad to hear that you are looking up, and I hope rehab helps get Dr. Mad Scientist back on track.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

a new day indeed... I thought about cheatin, and read all the cheats, and decided to comment on a new day. You are in my thoughts and hopes... take it one day at a time and one day, it's all over and done. I love knowing you and reading your adventures, and your sharing only deepens our understanding of you. You are so smart and witty and crafty, a great mom, wife and para-leagal! Keep hope alive!!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

If you hadn't posted by today...cuz yeah...just how many times can we (the all encompassing we) make lemonade, you know?

And I knew so many people would cheat... We like you maybe a little bit, can't you tell?

Uber cute socks. Baby socks are so sweet and fast to make...why oh why am I making size 13s again...

8:56 AM  
Blogger Beverly said...

I cheated. And I'm not sorry. Though it did take me a couple of days to get up the nerve. I'm so glad to see you posting today, if only because it lets us know you're okay.

What a wonderfully hopeful project just when you need one - baby socks! And a super cute pair too. Hang in there doll.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Glad to see things are looking a bit brighter. Rehab is going to be a good thing and he should go to AA after. He won't get kicked out in NJ. Cute socks. Keep on knitting.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I'm a cheater at heart, too, I guess. Hang in there. Keep us all posted.

On a totally unrelated topic, my verification word is jewzwin. That is a strange one.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

So like you to find the positive in crazy effed-up situations ;).

Let me parrot what your other visitors have said and say, "Welcome back ...." and that's enough because if I go any further, I'll start singing 70's sitcom themes :).

Seriously, I was worried about you -

9:58 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

We cheated, but we were thinking of you the whole time... ;)

Cute socks!

10:00 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

My heart went out to you too when I saw your last post. Glad to see you in slightly better spirits!
I hope this is a turn-around point for Dr. MS! It seems like a good sign that his family knows too, so that you're not in it alone.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Nadine said...

All I want to say is **hug**

oh and although I didn't cheat, I'm very glad people did.

10:56 AM  
Anonymous knittingkitty said...

I'm delurking to send you hugs and happy thoughts. I've been lurking as a reader for over a year and you have always impressed me with your strength.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Disco said...

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger - and there's no-one stronger than our Bezzie.

Sober vibes to DrMS. Maybe being caught at work will turn out to be the best thing that happens to his addiction.

Strength and love to you both and, of course, your Chunky.

oh, and those socks are adorable too :-)

11:41 AM  
Blogger Sherry W said...

Good luck to the Mad Scientist. This could be the best thing that's happened for him- he has a chance to slay this dragon for good.

Another offer if you need anything. I can donate to KAYE if you want to keep up with that, too.

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, glad to see that you are back. Hang in there, we are all behind you, and as the movie says "No one is a failure if they have friends". Yeah, I know I'm a bit corny. Love, Mom
PS: Like no LOVE the baby socks!!! They are real cute.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Magatha said...

Never a dull moment at BezLand!

I loves you kiddo.

Wishing you some nice quiet dull moments in life!

Good luck DMS. It's hard work, but you must stick to it. Chunky is counting on you to show him how to be a man.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Starfish said...

Oh Bezz - I was so sad for you yesterday - I even told my husband. If I can do anything for you at all, please let me know - you're not so far away from me. Even if I can send you pretty yarn to pet or something. Hang in there. You are tough enough to get through this and your husband will be better in the end.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

I debated about emailing you, but figured it would, in your words,"make you cry harder". So I let you be. But I was thinking about you. Lots. It's funny how things you thought you weren't thinking about intrude on your thoughts.

You're right. The IRS thing has a silver lining. Who'd a thunk it?

12:42 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

What are friends for if they can't be sneaky cheaters?

12:59 PM  
Blogger prairiegirl said...


You are an amazing woman! Good luck to you and your DH and son. I hope all goes well and he gets the help he needs.

Sending you big hugs and vibes of strength!

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Denice said...

Oh, Bezzie. I read your blog daily, and I was thinking about you nonstop after reading Sunday's post.

I hope Dr.MS figures this out in rehab, and finally overcomes it. My husband and I have dealt with addiction problems, and it's so hard. I don't envy the battle he's up against, and you are, too. But your attitude and determination will make it all so much easier.

All the best to you, Dr.MS, and Chunky.


2:40 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

So glad to see you Bezzie!!! Big hugs!!! I am so proud of you! You are so brave and Chunky is so lucky to have a mom like you!!!

I've been thinking of you and Dr. MS this week and wanted to give you your space but you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! If anyone can get through this, you can.

Thanks for making my day too!!!

3:22 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...


You know you say the word and like 300 knitters would be at your doorstep, right? Wow....that would be kinda scare. You're right, too many people, too many sharp, pointy sticks.

Those socks are super cute. I, too, am loving the little flower, as ungirly as I am. Nice touch!

3:49 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Aw, now I feel bad I didn't cheat. But I gave my DH an extra hug that night, and I'm thinking of you and your family. I wish the best for you. It sounds like you can take it, although no one wishes for hard times like that.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Olga said...

delurking here to say- I hope rehab kicks his butt( in the good way) and a real new beginning will happen for you both. Hang in there, I so admire you for just being real and telling it like it is. it's pretty cool.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Yeah, I can't follow directions either and cheated. Like some of the others, I'm not sorry either.

For the record, I'm not sorry I cheated on my high school calculus test either.

GLad to see you're keeping your chin up. Just keep swimming.

Love the baby socks!

5:34 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Sending you, Chunky, and Dr. Mad Scientist love. This is a hard, hard road.

I wish you guys didn't have to walk it.

But hey, you could have a heroin addict sister with 3 kids that won't even go to rehab.

Hugs and love.

And, those are some cute baby socks! MI friend will love them :).

5:54 PM  
Blogger Amysatx said...

So glad you posted! We're all hear for you when/if you need to vent!

5:56 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I didn't cheat either and now I wish I had. We're all here for you and I'm thinking about y'all.

Sending you big hugs!

6:23 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I didn't "cheat" but I was thinking positive thoughts for you. Take care! (Oh, and those socks are adorable!)

6:29 PM  
Anonymous joymama said...

Dearest Ms Bezzie,

I am a recent reader of your blog and am just catching up with you after a cross country move. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Chunky and Dr. Mad Scientist.
Addictions are badass emm-effers. I am married to a Marine veteran with PTSD and want you to know your beloved can get this under control. My hubby had to go thru rehab (twice during our marriage) and he has it under control now and hopefully for life. I do know how you feel and what you are going thru. I too was tired of being the responsible one, i was angry, hurt, resentful, etc...but mostly I in love and committed. Always be honest with your feelings and know that it is perfectly ok to have them. I only wish that I had been so open and honest with my family so I could have had their love and support. You did the right thing in sharing as it makes it real to all of you. Dr. MS's issues are not a reflection of how he feels about you, his job, his work. Take it day by day. Peace to you all.

8:19 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Cheat? What's with all the cheating? On their diets? On their taxes?

9:15 PM  
Blogger Krysstyllanthrox said...

I behaved yesterday only because it hurts to admit this...but I know how you feel very much on being the man in the relationship.

You are an amazing woman, I am in awe of you.

9:20 PM  
Blogger maryannlucy said...

Did you honestly think we wouldn't find a way to send you (((hugs))) if we wanted to - you can't shake off the love that easily, and let's face it, you know what we are like ;-)
Stay strong - you are an amazing woman, I have nothing but admiration for your strength and attitude on life, you are truly inspirational - honest!

1:26 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Precious socks!

I've been wanting to get in touch but I'm also one of those need space people so against my will I hung back to see how you are today.

Good for Dr MS telling his family and heading off for the help he needs. Having so many people behind him has to help.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Bezzie, I read your rock bottom post the other day and even if I could have commented I would not have known at that time what to say.

As crazy as this sounds I walked on Monday and Tuesday....good long power walks because the weather finally warmed up.....and I thought about you so often during these walks. How you are such a fun person...how I love your blog....how it isn't fair that you have to go through this. How it isn't fair that any of us have to deal with the crap life throws us.

I admire your strength. You are a woman who will always survive. I can't say that I could do half of what your doing. I am a wuss. You my dear are not.

Keep knitting sweetie...that will keep you sane!!

Love your baby socks too!


8:03 AM  
Blogger merry said...

You are very strong. I'm glad you are posting. I love the adorable baby sock. ((((HUGS))))
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Laura said...


I'm so sorry to hear about your husband. I know it's hard and scary being the only breadwinner, and having a kid or kids at home. My husband was laid off from his job last year (with a measly week's notice) and was out of work for nearly 7 months, some of it without unemployment pay, and when he was getting unemployment pay, we could still barely pay our basic living expenses. It was very stressful. You have my deepest sympathy. Hopefully this will be the impetus your husband needs to get himself back on track.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous mistyfiords said...


Hey kiddo! I don't know you--but I know tour mother and my own family experiences with AA and Alanon. If you are slightly religious. Check out the link above. It's "meditations' run with AA's 24 hours book. I can send you a hard copy if you'd like.


1:35 AM  
Anonymous etcgirl said...

Aw, fuck, Bezz. That sucks flabby, hairy ass.

(Hey, if this here situation doesn't call for a little potty-mouthedness, I don't know what all does. Pthhhhhhht!)

I'm a week late and a dollar short, as always. But it's good that you shone some light on this. You can fill up your righteous indignation tank by backing a truck up to this here comments section. Dang, get out a magnifying glass and put some LIGHT on this stuff. It's gonna have to smoulder for a long while before alla that bad shit burns off.

I won't pretend to know anything of what you're facing, apart from the long, hard road of having a loved one who's a friend of Bill Dubya's. Strength, sistah.

Call in the pointy-stick and torch waving hoardes when you need us.

11:03 PM  

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