Re: August 2011
posted at 8/25/2011 8:54 AM EDT
Thanks, Nov, for weighing in on the bleach. It was just so scary to have a problem that now I'm probably going overboard. Since I wasn't here when the house wasn't built (I stepped into "Perfectland"), sometimes I still think of the house as his
(he doesnt' contribute to that feeling!), and I am inordinately scared of doing anything to mess things up, similar to how you'd if you were renting a beautiful home from friends that they built with their own hands. It's irrational, I know - it's as much my home as his, and, either way, I don't want to mess it up...I'm sure this makes NO SENSE so I'll stop rambling.
Pingo, just noted your reference to BIL. Yup, he'll be there. But, he'll be so wound up with so many people to torment that he'll probably not focus on me too much. I don't give him the reaction he desires so he'll target those who do. Sad for them, but good for me. Honestly, I don't know why anyone gives him what he wants, but whatever. His mother called when DH was gone on business and left a panicked message, "Kar, Son called and said your DH's car got stolen!! Please call and let me know what happened!!!" I didn't even justify the lie by mentioning it outright. I called her back and said, "MIL, your son's lips are moving he's lying." She simply said, "I know." And, no one mentioned the car. I'm done coddling anyone who coddles him. I think they find it refreshing, actually, to be told outright they don't have to be his fools.
DH sprayed with natural bug repellant that is nothing more than fish oil. The house smells like a DOCK. Yuck. I'm sure Gracie is happily dreaming about fish, and DH actually likes the smell (???), but, I can't tell you how awful it is. The good news, though, is that it kills more than bugs - it does a good job on my appetite, too. Man, you could smear that stuff under your nose and never want to eat, again. 'Course, you might notice a quick drop off in the number of people who want to hang out with you, too. ;)
I'll be checking out the shops you guys mentioned today when I pick up DH's ring. I'm so excited! What a great day.
Ambergirl, I hope the rain doesn't mess up your commute...it always seemed to wait until the minute I left the building to go home - rain, snow, whatever - it KNOWS. LOL