So long, 2015

Don’t let the door hit you where the good lord split you.

Honestly, 2015 was a shit year and I’m glad to see it go.

Thank you for reading and encouraging me to write. I’ve spent the past week binge watching In Treatment (HBO, 2008) Season 1 and reconnecting with my husband Odie. Full-time jobs, parenting, and money problems can make us very unromantic. I’m often in a hurry to put my headphones on and disconnect while he’s longing for connection. We juggle and shuffle the kids around – taking turns cooking, cleaning, driving, picking up, bathing – and sidestep each other.

It reminds me of an old joke: How do you have married sex? You pass each other in the hallway and scream, “FUCK YOU!”

I wouldn’t say we’re like that; sex is actually the only thing we have in common. But we have our troubles like any couple.

This New Year’s Eve, we’re staying in with our kids and our friends’ kids so the friends can celebrate their 10 year anniversary. Tomorrow, we start 2016 with optimism. We know what we need to do to make our life better together. Time to get to work.

I wish you all a safe and Happy New Year, and may there be (more) peace on Earth.


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10 Responses to So long, 2015

  1. Michael says:

    We have periods of disconnect and dyssynchrony. It took us time to realize the ebb and flow is normal; how could it not be in such a long term relationship? But we love each, enjoy each other’s company (maybe that’s more important!) and realize we’re in it together, so it’s cool. Happy New Year, Mrs. Odie.

  2. Summer says:

    Wait until you get to the last season of In Treatment and watch Debra Winger. The whole series was amazing.

    • Mrs Odie says:

      Diane Weist is so good in this. I’m on season 2 and I’m having trouble with how heavy it is. And I miss Alex. For all the reasons.

      • Summer says:

        I can’t wait for you to finish it. I have been holding in the last season for a couple years now not knowing anyone that liked it.

        • Mrs Odie says:

          Now I’m intrigued! It may take a while for me to get to season 4. Unlike modern television series, there are so many episodes of In Treatment! Sarah Treem’s new show, The Affair, has 12 episodes. That’s pretty much standard. Even if she broke it into 22 minute episodes like In Treatment, it would still be just half as long as the In Treatment season.

          I’m still mourning Alex. Blair Underwood is so sexy. I’m not sure why that actor never became a movie star. His ability to go from looking like a wounded little boy one second to a totally in control badass man the next floored me. Such skill.

          • Summer says:

            It’s been a while so I meant the last season. It was my favorite but you had to see all of them. Thought there were three seasons only. I hope you continue watching and discussing it. I might rewatch them now. It was like my own therapy. So well written. You have a lot more episodes to look forward to. This show and Good Wife were/are my favorite. Man, I loved this show so much.

            • Mrs Odie says:

              I’ve been in mourning since I finished, Summer. How can Paul Weston be gone from my life? HOW? I was mixed about season 2. I sort of didn’t care about April. I hated Oliver’s parents. They made me nuts. I love Oliver, though, and my heart broke for him. I loved the scene where Paul called him while they were in the same room together.

              One word: Sunil.

  3. Summer says:

    You want to be fully prepared for the Debra winger performance. Just letting you know. I won’t give anything away but it continues to be heavy.

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