As my Mother remarked, "You've been working too hard anyway."
And the kicker, I signed up for ACA insurance at the deadline prior to this injury (I was dallying about a high deductible option)...but it doesn't go in effect until the beginning of May. O_o
Anyway, the back isn't the most aggravating part of my life, however, that distinction goes to 16 year old LO, who is in full peak TEENAGERDOM. Boys, driving permits, boys, grades, social life, "Why can't I?" etc. The daily drama here is ridiculous. Most days she leaves the house and says "I love you," which I know she does. It's the other days that are hard, when I am an idiot, I know nothing and all she wants is her driver's license so she can be free.
LO has been going out with a boy from the next state over the past few months. She met him online and had a few friends in common, as it turned out. I have not been exactly thrilled with the boy, as he lives an hour and a half away by the Shore, but anyway, he would come over to our house, spend about 6 hours here every other weekend and go home. He went to LO's dance and she want to his Prom two weeks ago (yes, I drove her with my bad back.) I did not have a problem with her going to the Prom. I bought her $300 dress and drove down and got a hotel room $80 for the night. However, I did have a problem with her going to an after Prom co-ed sleepover at a boy's house. (Aside from the fucked up parents who would allow that, apparently that boy has behavior problems, so I think the parents allowed the sleepover to appease their kid.)
LO argued with me in the weeks prior, then on the night of the prom when the boyfriend's mom was driving them home, she threw a fit. She threw a fit in the hotel room, calling me all sorts of names. The next day, she refused to leave the hotel room after I had "ruined her life" and I had to enlist her boyfriend, her boyfriend's mother and my sister to call her/text her to help. She only left when I called my sister because she was embarassed that my sister heard us fighting. LO did calm down and things got better after that.
This week, she is now fighting with that boyfriend since she was asked by her dorky friend here to the junior prom at the high school. I know those two are just friends (although the dorky boy would love to have any girlfriend). The boyfriend is pissed and won't talk to LO except to tell her not to go to the prom. The prom is this weekend. He is also texting her friends to pressure her not to go to the prom. The boyfriend goes to an all boys school and does not have any opposite sex friends. LO has been hanging out with another boy here who has had a long time crush on her this week...just because why not...although he's been late in getting her home. I've been talking to LO about it, and she still likes the first boyfriend because she has the power (mostly) but not in this argument.
And all of this is happening as she has to take her AP exam early next week.
This summer will suck until LO goes to camp in mid July for a month. She wanted to go to a medical camp in Boston in late June, but it filled up quick. Her second choice was a sailing camp in the British Virgin Islands (!!!). There are other camps, but she did not want to attend them. I need to ship her off somewhere.
And LO gets her license late next September. It isn't an option for her not to get it as with her school activities. She also has been talking about not doing fall crew next year so her schedule will be a little more open for a part time job. I just hope she breaks up with the boyfriend so she is not driving to Jersey to see him.
At just about LO's age I too was dating someone who was a bit insecure and controlling. I managed to fib to my parents about where I was...as his parents did not care if I was at their house and in his bedroom... and then ended up cutting off my big Jersey hair as fuck you to the ex boyfriend when we broke up. He then managed to stalk and harass me the old fashioned way through my friends and my next boyfriend.
The only other family gossip is that my little sister is pregnant again. Which was a bit earlier than she hoped, but she's happy.
My brother and SiL had their 4th kid a few months ago. It too was also an oops baby. Their nanny quit just weeks before the baby was due (heh) and the replacement nanny is pretty uneducated according to my Dad. Apparently the baby is not gaining weight and SiL is supposedly going back to work soon. But they're buying a million dollar vacation house at the Shore, so don't fret for them too too much, mmkay.
LO and I have not seen my brother's baby. When we saw them briefly over the Xmas holiday, all they asked us was about babysitting. Um, no. Not unless there is a bona fide emergency.
Up until my injury, work has been in stasis with deal negotiations and not closings. Lots of people like us but don't want to use the software just yet. We just signed our first deal this past week. The wheels are starting to crank.
I might or might not be seeing someone. Taking this day by day. At least it's a break from dating for the interim at least.
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