Well, after yesterdays debacle: It is done deal! I changed my last name. I am now officially a married woman (after only 3 years). And you know it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I didn’t cry or get sentimental. I even found myself getting a little excited at the possibilities and how my new name would sound and look on paper. I have even decided to view this name change as a fresh start. A new chapter in the ol’book.
The Social Security office wasn’t too bad, it only took about an hour. And our representative was very nice. I didn’t even try to get pictures of the event for fear I might be arrested.
After I became officially a Mrs., Craig and I went to Quality Seafood for some lunch and to celebrate my decision and the fact that I remembered to bring my ID with me this time. I was in such a tizzy over the whole name change thing that I forgot to snap any pictures of the delicious Rainbow Trout that I had with french fries, potato salad and 3 hush puppies. It was almost as good as a Louisiana restaurant.
After that I was so tired I needed a nap before my SafePlace training so I took one. It was just what the doctor ordered. When I woke up I looked for a job on the internet for a while and then made dinner.
SafePlace training was pretty interesting, we discussed how violence at home affects children. There was a video about four children who lived in a very abusive home. It was so abusive that the mother was stabbed in front of her children. Very sad.
Now I am off to job search and read my readings for SafePlace class. I also have a happy hour to go to today. Sorry for no photo’s. I am a bad blogger, but I will try to do better.