I had a quiet start to the New Year. Ended up visiting my friend the alcoholic wino. The girl has a heart of gold but she needs to hit rock bottom. Unfortunately her husband is enabling her. For the tenth time I've told him about Al-Anon and what he has to do. He cooks, she doesn't eat. He buys her wine and cigarettes for her. She's a diabetic. Friend is also very crafty but hasn't done a craft of any kind in about five years. She manages to stay sober to go to work, but at home she tops up right away. Sad. We had a couple of good hours together though.
RJ sent Rebel a text this morning. XSU banged on her door at 7 AM today and started shouting at her to get ready for school, it was time to get going. RJ had to show him the date on her ipod before he'd believe her that it was Sunday. Too bad she was there. If he'd been home alone he'd have driven all the way to work only to find a locked up building. I chuckle. Finally! I am not the the only senile parent.
RJ also said he fell asleep in his chair in front of the tv again. Probably had a drink or two in his hand, though that is an assumption. RJ said he looked like grampa!
Rebel's BF has not paid his rent to me as yet. I think he believes because he shovels the snow and cleans the house a bit, and supposedly fixed my car, I am giving him a free pass. NOT.
It seems that XSU and I agree on one thing - we both want the puppy dog and the BF out of Rebel's life - and we're not sure which is more of a pain in the keester. The BF has been "borrowing" XSU's old car and was supposed to have done repairs. XSU keeps trying to reach The BF to get his car back as he wants to lend it to the young man friend of his his - the one he parties with. Said young man lost his job and company car. The BF is avoiding. I took much delight in passing along XSU's message. "Rebel's dad wants to see you this weekend. You're to go to his house." Apparently I spoke "rudely" to him according to Rebel. What EV. While I do not wish to drive my daughter away, I am tired of this boy-man leeching again. I continue to pray and keep my mouth shut - she'll see the light.
New Year - no resolutions. Just a few things I need to improve upon. I won't resolve but take it a day at a time instead. Like getting the health plan info over to XSU so I can get back the 20% of the rest of the money I have spent on Rebel's drugs. At $1200 a month, with an annual deductible and then an 80% return to me - the rest does add up. It is stupid to not get on that.