In the past two weeks I have received 18 emails from people in “reorganized” families seeking advice regarding the holidays. The traffic on the piece I wrote last week about a stepmom not being welcome at Thanksgiving dinner was record-breaking; clearly this is a subject with which many people struggle.
This week I am writing to a child of divorce whose parents have put her in the middle via demands and ultimatums over who can and can’t be invited to Thanksgiving dinner. You can view that HERE at golocalpdx.com.
My writing schedule is going to be changed up a bit as I will be working full-time on another project for the foreseeable future. I will post at least a few times per week so please be patient and continue supporting me by sharing my work with others, leaving comments, etc.
It’s so easy! At the bottom of each post are sharing buttons. Please share on all your social media platforms. It costs you nothing but means a lot to me! Be one of those people who makes me think, “wow – they really care!” Don’t be one of those people to whom I am close and who has never done anything to be supportive of this experiment.
Notes are being kept, and you will be written out of my estate plan. That may not bother you so much right now, but you will surely be kicking yourself when I am hotter than the surface of the sun and raking in tens of thousands of dollars per year. TENS, I say!
If you haven’t signed up via email, you really should. That way you get an email delivery of my awesomeness every time I post, rather than having to sit at your computer in a delirious frenzy hitting “refresh” every three minutes in hopes I’ve written again.
Signing up via email is an especially good idea now because my new project will reduce my writing time and you can no longer on a daily basis count on being dragged out of your meaningless miserable life for twenty minutes to read my blog.
The only downside to receiving the blog on email is the formatting is always wonky. My new website (aiming for a January 1 launch) will solve this and a host of other problems. Host! Get it? God damn, I slay myself sometimes.
There is nothing that can lift the spirits more than a good animal pun accompanied by a funny picture. I woke up navy this morning but after looking at those memes I’ve worked myself into a nice azure.
OK I’ve got a four hour meeting this afternoon and more prep to do so I’m off. Please don’t forget to read today’s column on golocalpdx.com which I have made into a convenient link for you both above and here: My Divorced Parents Make the Holidays Hell! Share, comment, and encourage your friends to come to my blog and sign up via email. You will reap great rewards in the Laterlife if you do!