And so goes my life....

@patgalca (13962)
Orangeville, Ontario
August 27, 2016 10:12pm CST
Today, hubby went to see his family for a week and the annual Acadien Festival. He said he would send for me if he won the lottery. (Money is not the issue as we don't have to pay much for our flights because our daughter works for the airlines). But the reason I don't really want to go is a) because everything is French... all the dialogue and the music, b) hubby is a different person down there. I'm better off staying away. My younger daughter was reffing soccer all day today making some extra bucks before she returns to university next weekend. By the time I got home from church she was gone to her boyfriend's for the evening and maybe overnight... I don't know. It would be nice to have a day together just her and me before she leaves next weekend. If she comes home tonight then there is tomorrow otherwise it ain't going to happen. When I got home from church my older daughter and her boyfriend were sitting in the living room. My daughter was on her lap top. Next thing I know they've booked themselves a flight to Calgary for a two day trip. And they were gone. She did say she was looking into taking me to Tennessee for my birthday in October (last year it was Vegas). In the meantime I'm, well, I'm home alone. Nothing to do, no one to talk to. Ugh! This is my life. Always alone.
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@tammys85 (8331)
• United States
28 Aug 16
I'm sorry. :-/ I hope you can do something with your girls real soon!
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@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
28 Aug 16
I have my young one back for Sunday. Hopefully we can come up with something to do besides just shopping (because I really don't want to spend any money).
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@tammys85 (8331)
• United States
28 Aug 16
@patgalca Right. Do you have a park or beach nearby? Maybe there's a free festival or outdoor concert in your area or whatnot?
@tammys85 (8331)
• United States
28 Aug 16
@patgalca Or just have a movie or board game day. :)
@LadyDuck (118615)
• Switzerland
28 Aug 16
I lived 30 years in French and I love Acadien musics and songs. It's a very funny French with a strong accents, most of my French friends say they "cannot understand a word". I think I can because I know French, but I am not French, I make an effort to understand. Not always it's possible.
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@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
28 Aug 16
Believe me, I've tried. My first husband was also Acadien French so I've been around it for 30+ years. It's just that it is not spoken in our home (which hubby's mother berates him for). I can understand some of it, especially since they slip a lot of English words in (Frenglish). But going to concerts and trying to HEAR over the din and UNDERSTAND at the same time, not going to happen. And husband goes a little nutso. I love to watch him perform but I can do without the wild man he showed me at the last wedding we went to. 25 years together and I've never seen him so crazy.
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@LadyDuck (118615)
• Switzerland
29 Aug 16
@patgalca I think that it's a lot better if you stay at home. Men can be weird sometimes.
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@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
29 Aug 16
@LadyDuck He went a little crazy at the last wedding we went to... a side I haven't seen in him in our 25 years together. I suggested he was probably like that during Festival and he agreed that he is. He also commented on how my look of disdain showed so I don't know why the heck he would want me there for the Festival.
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@louievill (16232)
• Philippines
28 Aug 16
Hope you can use the time alone to do something productive if it really can't be helped.
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@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
28 Aug 16
I should be doing something productive... like working on my novel. But instead I'm on the computer surfing.
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@louievill (16232)
• Philippines
28 Aug 16
@patgalca then i guess you would find somethig productive or something much more, no one can really tell while surfing.i can only wish the best for ya
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@JudyEv (97058)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Aug 16
Young people - and old - can be pretty thoughtless sometimes. Can you treat yourself to something special?
@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
28 Aug 16
My younger daughter came home and we're going to do something together tomorrow. Not sure what though.
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@JudyEv (97058)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Aug 16
@patgalca That's good. Hope it's something nice.
@kevin1877uk (36118)
28 Aug 16
guess more time to be here then, but I know it's not much fun on your own, I'm on my own most of the time.
@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
28 Aug 16
Usually I'm stuck at home without a vehicle. At least I have hubby's cranky old van. And the young one came home and we're trying to think of something to do Sunday.
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@kevin1877uk (36118)
28 Aug 16
@patgalca I hope you think of something to do, I don't have a car.
@lealuvy2j (1998)
• Philippines
28 Aug 16
You are not alone. You have us mylotters to keep you company. On the other hand, I am not sure if this would help, maybe you should brush up on your French, try the application Duolingo. Im using it to learn spanish.
@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
28 Aug 16
I have been around Acadien French for 30 years, just not on a consistent basis. They slip a lot of English in their sentences and don't speak proper grammar. Everything down there is built up on heavy drinking which is not my thing at all.
• Philippines
28 Aug 16
Well, at least you have a home even though your lonely, but definitely not Alone. Don't worry you'll get used to it. With my case, it's mom that's always leave and I end up alone in the house.
@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
28 Aug 16
Believe me, I'm used to. It doesn't feel good but I am sooooo used to it.
• Delhi, India
28 Aug 16
Alone is not the good so please @patgalca always connect with your friends and enjoy life every moment.
@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
28 Aug 16
I don't have any. If my younger daughter doesn't come home tonight I may go see my mother tomorrow. I hate to take the old cranky van onto the highway though.
@shaggin (25392)
• United States
29 Aug 16
Aww an empty house can be so lonely at times. Good thing you could come here to mylot to write. It takes a little of the loneliness away. That is awesome that your daughter gets you guys cheap flights since she works at the airlines!
@digiguru (377)
• Bangalore, India
28 Aug 16
I gave Like, then I removed it.. Sorry to say that the last sentence is not matching with your post. after this much family talks.. You are saying "Always alone"??? What an orphan should say about his life then!!!!! (No offence.. My view only told)