Okay. I'm done. I've wallowed in self-pity, cried, threw my little hissy fit and I'm finished. Thanks to all who sent support my way, you all are the greatest!!
I've come to realize that:
1. I am not a hideously ugly pox-ridden beast. I'm not sentenced to a life ringing a bell in a cathedral tower just because there is not a single solitary man interested in me. I'll be fine.
2. The season is here! Time to act like it and stop thinking I should sit in the desert and watch the tumbleweed blow by because I have to go to all these functions by myself. SO WHAT??!!! I'll be my usual sparkling self! I think that's why I keep getting invited back - that and because of my extraordinary culinary skills!
3. Starting my new job Dec. 9th - yep, call me crazy, but this job is not helping to actualize all my skills. I'm a case manager, I must case manage! So, to the acute care hospital to DO MY THANG I go! I sparkle when I shine, did you know that? Plus the pay and benefits are better!
4. Thanks to a very insightful person on this board, I realize Emma will not be worse for wear because I'm all she has. Nope, single Mom's do a great job! In fact, I think she has a WAY cool Mom!
So, (playing Rocky music) here I am, hear my roar, panties no longer in a wad and ready to fly off when appropriate!!