I started occasionally checking her text message log again.  It's generally rather pointless, as she deletes almost everything she does throughout the day on a very regular basis.  Usually the only way I can find out anything is if she leaves her phone unattended for a bit, which she does less and less often.

Well, there was some turmoil in her schooling career this evening.  She has one single paper due (in 26 hours), and then she's done with the semester.  She's been busting her ass all week working on it, and only had about 1/2 a page to go.  Then she hit the wrong button and deleted the whole thing.  This was followed by the wrong response to deleting everything, and the ability to 'Undo' was lost.

She's under quite a bit of stress lately.  There's dealing with my crazy ass, children who are just old enough to think they have all of life figured out, and the incredibly insane pace of her school program which is trying to squeeze 2 years of higher education into 9 months.  When the paper disappeared, she freaked.  It was perhaps the fifth or sixth time I've seen her cry in the almost 16 years I've known her.  I wanted to hold her and comfort her, but I lack the balls.  Instead I offered to re-write her paper for her.  I've got a handful of hours so she can go over it before she leaves for work in the morning.  She did let me take her hand and lead her to the bedroom.  She's taking a shower and hopefully getting some sleep.  I have suggested benadryl, as I don't think she could sleep unassisted right now.

Then, because I am stupid as well as pathetic (the pathetic part is that I am going to bust my ass to see that she passes her class, when she's gone on record as saying that she wants a divorce as soon as her program is done), I took the opportunity to glance at her phone logs.  First I checked phone calls.  It seems she called some fellow named Russell when she got off work, but I saw no evidence that they talked for any extended period of time.  Then came the part that made my stomach fall out of my ass.  Her most recent text message, which she hadn't deleted, was also from Russell.  It was timed less than an hour ago, and it consisded of him saying, and I quote, "I know baby.  Wish it was more often."

A couple of weeks ago I was in a restaurant having lunch with a friend of mine who is also a friend of my wife's.  This friend told me that my wife flat out lied to me when telling me where she had been when she disappeared for 8 1/2 hours.  A few minutes after that, she said that my wife told her that she still considers me to be her best friend, even if she no longer wants to be married to me.  I have to call bullshit on that.  Either my friend was lying to me, or my wife was lying to her, but I don't think the woman has any more feelings towards me than annoyance that she still has to deal with me on a regular basis.

On the other hand, I am not only quite confident in my ability to write a quality paper for my wife's class in just a handful of hours, I'm also reasonably sure that "Russell" couldn't do it even if she asked him to.

What do you think the odds are that, when she tells him about the events of this evening after they said goodnight to one another, he says anything along the lines of, "Thank goodness your husband is a very intelligent and kind person, or you would be completely screwed?"  I'm willing to bet he instead comforts her and assures her that it is all taken care of and in the past, almost as if he had anything to do with it.

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