Have you ever been having a good day only to come home and have your heart and soul shattered by four words? Have you ever felt the excruciating pain of feeling your heart disintegrate inside your chest? Trust me when I tell you, it is not a pleasant feeling. It does not feel good to come home from work and have your husband tell you he wants a divorce. The tidal wave of emotion that runs through you so hard and so fast that even your fingertips tingle. Like electricity is going to start sparking off of your digits.
That one day when I was staying at my parents' place in Two Hills, I was hoping to have some peace and quiet after working up north for three weeks at a time. I worked in Yellowknife being an apprentice welder for this guy a friend of mine hooked me up with to get some hours in and make some good money. What I didn't know about this guy I went with was that he would be a complete creep. I guess I underestimated my friend and what she had done wasn't doing me a favor but only bringing problems into my life while I was so far away from home and alone with my welder that I was supposed to be learning from and trusting while working with him. The drive was long and very uncomfortable. The getting to know each other part usually is, but this conversation was different. It sure wasn't the usual kind that had normal questions like how I knew his friend and if we went to school together. Like when did I want to become a welder and why I wanted to? But instead I got the questions like, would I cuddle him if it was cold in the camper and what kind of panties I wore to what sexual position is my favorite? That's the crap I got. I laughed it off and put up with it for three very long weeks. I never slept with this man, who had half a face. I didn't mention that part, he had only half a face. There was a fire and he was sleeping because at the time he was a heavy drinker and he passed out with a cigarette in his hand and he almost burnt to death. So this man had half a face from the fire he caused. After that his wife left him and his kids were afraid of him so they didn't want to see him either. He some how met my girlfriend and they were seeing each other for the sex and he had money so she used him and I'm sure he knew it but nobody wanted to be around him so she used that and got whatever she needed. Then one day I mentioned to another friend of mine that I had this welding diploma and wanted to get some hours in so I could get back on my feet and leave my parents place. So he then told me that he has an idea and will get back to me. While let me say, having a few drinks outside my parents place with a few good friends. That's where this all started, friends getting drunk together and me mentioning I needed to make some money to leave my parents. I loved my parents but they're my parents. Can't have much of a life living with them, especially the hot and heavy kind of friendships. And let me include, after being away for awhile and not having a man in my life or being around one because of where I was for a bit I really wanted to have that special friend around, and really badly. It killed me not to be bad and take advantage of either friend that was drinking with me at my folks place. I don't regret not having sex with one of them but I did have sex later the next day. It was completely random and oh so very good.
Eliza Hamilton smoothed the skirt of her new ball gown. The latest fashion was for high waists and a straight, column like silhouette. Gone were the tight corsets and immense panniers of her girlhood. All of the fashionable ladies in London and Paris were now dressing like figures from Ancient Greek vases.