My daughter is recovering nicely from her break-up. (See last post.) She hasn’t been wallowing but has been sad.She is being quite pragmatic about the whole thing and for that I am so proud of her.
Here is a story from yesterday. Her bedroom has always been an issue. We will call that issue The Pigsty. Oi! She has always been my messy child. If she doesn’t get told to clean something it won’t get done. Oh, but I don’t like putting her down because she is so freaking awesome. She turns 19 next month and she is more of a friend than a daughter now. She is intelligent and so funny! She is super resourceful and creative. But the messy thing. Yeah. She asks me for so little and I really don’t have to do much for her so I don’t mind helping her out on the rare occasion. And honestly, it is nice to be needed isn’t it?
Yesterday I came home from work and I can smell her room the second I walk in the door. I tell her to grab some boxes and garbage bags because we are going to clean. So we did. Four huge bags of clothes, 2 large boxes of books and assorted crap and a bag of garbage. I found 5 pairs of scissors and about 500 pencil crayons (she likes to draw). I also found 259, 244, 295 bobby pins. I know because I counted them. She needs them for Highland dancing because they have very specific rules about how their hair should look and she has long thick hair. But when she takes them out of her hair they somehow end up on the floor. (*sigh*) I moved her bed into a different position and changed her sheets for her and washed her duvet. I am hoping it gives her the feeling of a fresh start. Funny story. When we were cleaning I found a glass upside down and a huge dead spider under it. She apparently saw it late one night and didn’t want to kill it (her mother’s daughter) so she put a glass over it so she could release it in the morning. She forgot about it and felt bad about it.
Oh! I am on holidays for the next two weeks! Sleeping in every single day. Oh, bliss! My husband and I have a few overnight trips planned but we are mostly staying close to home. I intend to do nothing and get nothing accomplished. Fall has hit us hard and the days have been rainy and the nights cool. I may do some geneology work but it is going to be two weeks of putting my feet up and hopefully allowing my rotator cuff injury to heal.