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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Revenge-Is it worth it?

March Challenge of the Month: Green

What a vast subject. I could really take the topic of green anywhere. Money, leafy hash. Nah, those are obvious choices. How about we go backward in time to a spot in my life where I was clearly a wreck.

Lets talk about grass and my revenge.

Back story: I had 2 surgeries in a 9 month period. This moment in time was my downfall. I was a depressed, angry lil tart. I had met the hunkiest fireman. This dude's biceps were bigger than my head. We had a torrid relationship. I mean that much passion is bound to make anyone combust.

And boy, did we ever combust. Here's the dirt, I found out hunky fireman was cheating on me. A normal person would've moved on with their life. At the time, I wasn't normal. For the 4 months we dated, I was in the worst pain ever. No joke, I was immobilized. Every day I cried and took lortab. Dark doesn't even describe that time period.

So, upon hearing that the fireman cheated on me, I decided to write my initials on his lawn . . . with gasoline.

I'm sure you know where this is heading. You better believe I struck a match and let the front yard burn. Like I said, I was an angry lil tart.

Nowadays, I am subdued. I have learned to manage the pain-it's always there. An ever-present reminder of where my life can head if I lose track of my goals.

So, you see, dear reader, life isn't always going to go as planned. There will be sorrow beyond that which you can ever imagine. Nonetheless, there will also be an immense amount of joy.

I am on this path all because of the darkest time in my life. If I hadn't gone through the worst pain ever, I wouldn't have this journey of pursuing my dream. I wouldn't know my writer friends. And I most certainly would not know you, our brave readers/friends.

P.S.- Funny enough, Mr. Fireman is now one of my closest friends. He constantly gives me crap about burning down his lawn.

P.P.S-Since we're discussing green this month check out my garden class project. The bud of my Amarlyis is beginning to bloom.




25 comments:

Robin said...

It seems to me that of all the revenge vandalism you could have engaged in, the lawn burning was pretty safe. And funny. I know I'm going to laugh about that all day.

I'm humming Carrie Underwood's 'Before he cheats'.

Lori said...

Thanks for visiting me! I'm following you now!

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Great post. I love your blog. Thanks for stopping by and your nice comment. Look for the first 550 words of my WIP on March 7th for another blogfest.

Janiel Miller said...

Hey dudette! You never said whether or not burning down fireman's lawn (great irony, that) was worth it. So . . . was it?

I'm sorry for your pain, but I'm glad it brought you our way. Life Russo-less would be decidedly boring, babe.
:)

shelly said...

Burning the cheaters lawn... I trapped my cheater in a car and drove around in a wooded area. Left him off the side of the road in his underwear without his cell phone. Don't ask how I got him to strip down to his underwear.

Janiel Miller said...

Oh, I don't know, Shelly. I might have to ask . . .

woman of hope and prayer said...

I never torched a yard but I can relate to that dark period. That dark period brought me to my fiancee who is a blessing. I am now following your blog back. love the little four leaf clovers. SO cute especially since I am irish!

Mrs. A said...

LOL. Love the burning the initials into his lawn! I not sure I would have the balls to do something like that! Following you back from FrugalontheCheap.com, thanks for visiting!

mskanorado said...

Oh revenge! Haha - sounds like an interesting time, funny how sometimes the people we hate the most end up being close to us. It's a good thing you two can joke about the lawn incident!

Ashley said...

So funny about the fireman's lawn. I hear you about life not going as planned. Pretty flower! I hope my little veggie garden picks up soon. :)

Toesthattwinkle! said...

thats so funny that hes now a good friend!

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Emma's Lunch said...

Thanks for stopping by Emma's Lunch, you have such an interesting blog! Looking forward reading more of your stories.... burning the lawn.... why didn't I think of that?? :P

laurenastevensblog.com said...

I've made out with a hunky fireman and I've been through dark, less than healthy stages. But I have NOT torched a name into a lawn - that is badass and now on my list of to-dos. ;)

Inspiring You To Save! said...

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Menopausal New Mom said...

Thank you for finding me today :)

I'm happily following you back and admiring the buds on your beautiful amarlyis. They are one of my favorites during the Winter

Miranda said...

Thanks for stopping by my Day Zero blog with your nice comments! I am now following you back!

Ellen said...

The things we do when we are hurt! Don't worry, I planned a revenge on a certain "guy" for 12 years; funny, though, I never followed through! Lucky for him!

~ Ellen

blueviolet said...

I just can't believe you're still friends!!! Wow!

Following you back now!

Laura-A Goddess of Frugality said...

Thanks for the follow. Following you back! Have a great weekend!

Laura
www.agoddessoffrugality.com

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Am I the only one who sees the irony of burning a fireman's lawn? :P

I don't mean to make light. Truly. It sounds like that was such a difficult time in your life. But it also sounds like you've come a very long way since then. It's amazing where the dark places can take us. How we can find ourselves in the absolute worst of times.

Love that you guys are really good friends now. Definitely a sign of healing...

Maegan Langer said...

Oh, Russo. Only you have the brass to do what the rest of us only DREAM of doing.

Kristina said...

PS Russo - I feel like the worse blog friend ever! I keep coming to your blog but you weren't coming up on my feed - turns out I wasn't following you like I thought I was! I am for sure, 100% now! Have a lovely day! (PS it's awesome our husband share the same birthday!)

Elle Strauss said...

I'm really surprised that you and Fireman are friends--good for you! Most people can't recoup after heartache like you describe. So glad to hear you're feeling greener!

MANDY said...

Holy sh...! You are one brave person. I could never have gone through with that revenge! Great story. Glad to hear you are on a better path now. I enjoy this blog and will be back!