It seems that I am on the go all the time. Not far or anything too taxing, but I am really ready for about a week of nothing. Only problem is I only have 4 days of vacation left until start of the new fiscal year which is April 1. Man I hope I can make it. After Christmas there are no stat holidays until Easter so I think I'll save my last few days for those times when I really need the break. The annual scrap and spa weekend comes to mind. Oh bliss.
Rebel Junior was at the XSU's this past weekend. As usual she left a lovely disaster in the new basement - dishes, clothes, and an assortment of teen paraphenalia. I left the dishes in a pile, tidied up around them and then hid her computer and camera - not to be returned til said dishes found their way into the dishwasher.
As I expected RJ returned home on Sunday and had a fit that I had taken her computer and was keeping her from doing all her homework. Never mind that her father has a computer in his house that I have been told is the latest aned greatest. For three hours as she harangued at me, I kept repeating, " clean up your mess - it will take all of 5 minutes and you'll get your computer back. " If she had taken all that energy used yelling me about giving back her computer and just complied with my request it would have been done in five minutes. She loves the drama that one.
Unlike her father, I won't and didn't cave in. She again threatened me with going to live at her dad's full time. I calmly told her that was her choice. What's she gonna do? Frankly, moving to her dad's would involve picking every piece of clothing off the floor of her room and putting them in something called a suit case or even trash bags, and I think that's too much effort for her right now LOL
Interestingly, Rebel, although living with the loser BF, tends to drop by and stay at my house almost every day or second day. I asked her why she is constantly at my house aned not going to her dad's place which is closer into town. Her response was "it doesn't feel like home."
I am putting up with RJ's slovenliness and Rebel's leaving stuff around or taking food home out of my fridge,
I am also counting down til RJ goes to France- 74 days. Rebel may end up living here again too as I am hearing a little more often now " I nearly broke up with him" or some variation on this theme.