Hey all! I've been reading but not posting - just don't have the energy right now for reason. Oh, Myles: I really like Dengue Fever: I don't remember how I came across them, but I really like them! Tell you friend that random fan in TX listens while she exercises!
JoJo has been very trying to me since we got back from our trip to Mpls. It is one of those cataclysmic brains shifts in her that causes me to have to rethink all my parenting decisions. I guess these come on about once a year and they always just throw me for a loop. I definitely had gotten a bit lazy, so it is a good thing in the end but it is hard to be the adult and say "Even though she is the last person I want to be around right now, I have to choose to spend more time/energy/attention on her to try to help us get through this rough patch." I am doing my best.
Myles: I wouldn't worry too much about doing more than you are doing about your sister right now - she is still that person even if she is trying to improve so I would definitely take a wait and see attitude - exactly what you are doing. I have noticed that some people (my sister included) seem to think that by saying "I'm just craaaazzyyy and I need some mental help!" then that gives them leave to be crazy without feeling bad about it - because we all know she's crazy, right? So we can't blame her for acting crazy. I don't know if that makes sense, but I definitely know how you feel.
I can't deal with humpy dogs - it freaks me out completely.
I hope that Bruno continues to improve, Erin. Glad you were able to get help at the vet.
My dh and I were both doing internet dating when we met, though our meeting was accidental: I was meeting an internet date at a bar but he was late and dh and his friend were at the table next to where I was sitting so we just started chatting.
I am ready for summer to be over. I would be one of those people you all were discussing earlier: if JoJo had been out of school all summer I would be more than ready for her to return. I don't think that there is anything wrong with wanting some time to myself - I would be a raving lunatic if I was with JoJo all day every day without cease or break. Different strokes, ya know? We all do what we need to do to maintain sanity, self-respect, family harmony and basic happiness.
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov