I am filled with heartfelt thanks to all who shared words of encouragement on my last post. Thank you all so much for stopping by and lending your support.
I've mentioned a few times that I have family drama. The drama is this: I am the sole caregiver of a very mentally ill parent. In addition to refusing any and all types of treatment, my parent has now centered the focus of their anger on me. I've been involved in this since 2005 and I am exhausted and depleted - physically, emotionally, and mentally. I went to Toronto a couple of weeks ago to get away for a bit. I had a good time and was fortunate to meet the lovely KayoticSewing from Gently down the seam... When I returned home, the weight of my reality hit me hard and I became overwhelmed. So that's it about the drama. I could talk for hours and hours about all that's happened in the last eight years, but I won't. It's a sad and depressing story and I'm trying hard to not to let it consume me anymore than it already has.
As for the reunion dress, it's a bust as is the reunion itself. I'm not going. I recently learned that tickets to both the mixer and formal dinner are sold out. I phoned one of the organizers back in May but never received a call back. I registered on the site to get more information at the same time, but was never contacted. I assumed that tickets would be available for sale at each event - just like it was at the 10-year reunion. Obviously, I was wrong. I'm a little disappointed, but not upset. After all, I haven't spoken to any of those people in 20 years and probably won't have much to say now. I will spend my weekend with people that I talk to regularly as well as start on a new sewing project.