Or rather, first time to court with everyone involved in the divorce there. All I can say is divorce sucks, but it's better than an unhappy marriage. Our judge seems very fair and I like her. I wish this were over already. I wish we could move on with our lives and not have to keep paying lawyers and wasting time and money. I wish this was a year from now, when most of the wounds would probably be healed.
My life is good right now and I am filled with gratitude for the two friends who accompanied me to court yesterday and sat with me for three hours and then took me out to lunch. Barbara and Cathy - friends don't come much better than both of you. And then another really dear friend, Karen, took me out to dinner.
So how can I feel sad? Life is great, having friends is amazing, the judge will finally bring this to a conclusion, hopefully on November 30th, when all of us are expected to gather again, this time with more information and then, hopefully, a resolution. Although one thing I've learned from all of this is nothing is certain and lawyers make too much money.
It's a beautiful day today. I'm going to ride my bike to a party at the Hudson River in a couple of hours, to watch a sunset and gather with friends.