Friday, August 8, 2008

The speed of light in Cook County, IL

I've been divorced for two days, and I didn't even know it.

It hasn't really sunk in yet. I can't explain why that is, honestly. I mean, come on ... it's been two and a half years coming. Why am I surprised? I guess I just didn't think the system would work quite so quickly ... and yet, there you have it.

I'm divorced.

I don't know whether to laugh, cry or throw up. So for the moment, I'm gonna crack open another beer, put my feet up and figure it out.


jke said...

I have only one question.
Do you get your name back?

When I went through my divorce, that was truly the only thing I wanted.

maggie said...

I could have my name back, but for the time being, anyway, I shall remain Margaret Annette Bieritz Rathunde. Since I never actually "gave up" my name, I don't feel the need to go back to just Bieritz.

All good divas have long names, after all.

And if I'm honest - and if I can't be honest on my own damn blog, where can I? - Christopher was never very good at choosing the right gifts for me. Oh, I loved everything he gave me because of the spirit behind it. But no gift every made me as happy as the name. I am the only Bieritz Rathunde in the world, and I like it that way.

Weird, I know. But did you expect anything less?