I keep thinking that this job/housemate/idea will be the one that changes things for me, that makes life easier. But I’m often wrong. This past month, it’s been made all the more obvious that I was wrong yet again. I’ve realized that some people just won’t click, no matter how much I cheer from the sidelines: Please, can’t we all just get along?
They couldn’t and one hurt feeling led to another and that led to doing things to purposely upset the other. It’s no way to spend every evening, every weekend, playing referee. So I stopped. I forfeited the game, I guess.
The daughter and I are looking for a new place to call home. Somewhere we can stay awhile. A place where we can deal with the ups and downs of teenage years, together.
Despite the piles of boxes while we camp out at my son’s apartment, I’m still plotting new things to sew. First two on the list: camera bag and pea coat for my daughter’s upcoming birthday. I’ve got two weeks. Think I can do it?
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Living in peace is a must to “live”. Good luck.
It sounds like you are doing the right thing, with the right priorities … I just went through some major drama with a family member. I feel much better now that I’ve realized that I can’t “win” and I can’t make life better for her … withdrawing brought me some peace. Good luck Teresa!
Life just has so many ups and downs, doesn’t it? And it’s like this guessing game with so much of it. Frustrating, but I just have to go with my gut and hope for the best. So far, I think it was the right thing despite being incredibly painful.
Hang in there, sending you good thoughts and wishes 🙂 Can’t wait to see the peacoat!
Thanks! It will certainly help if I can find the peacoat pattern… still searching. Grrr.
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