Thursday, April 2, 2009

Stress Really Can Cause Gray Hair...

Yesterday is one for the books. It turned out to be a very stressful day not only for me, but my husband and my sister. Scott had some really awkward news from his boss that we were trying to deal with, without doing something that could jeopardize his position. Fortunately we decided what we should do with that situation, for the time being, either way it will be a win win one.
My sister, well she has always been a little drama queeny about things, so when she called last night right before I put Allison to bed, I really wasn't thinking to much about it. Then she goes on to tell me that she has left. Left from where you ask?? She left her boyfriend and was standing in a parking lot down the street from her apartment. Well she lives about 4 hours away from me so I couldn't just jump in the car and go get her. She was crying and telling me she had called my parents and my mom got so mad at her that she hung up on my parents are a real piece of work, they live about 1 hour away why couldn't they go get her??? Anyway, my sister called her friend and my sister is staying with her for the time being. I have invited my sister to come stay with us for a while and look for a job (she was laid off a few weeks ago) and a place to live. She said she might, she's not coming for Easter and that she will stay at her friends house for as long as she wants.
I tell you what, my family is the most immature emotional touchy feely type of family you can get. How did they ever raise me? I try to make the most rational non emotional decisions I can. I try to think things through before I go through with it, etc. (with the help of Scott, of course, he can usually see things from a different perspective when I am upset). My sister is almost 29, she needs to grow up and start making some decisions that will help her in the future, not the now. If you are reading this Sis, where do you see yourself in the next ten years, write it down and then make a list of how you will accomplish these things one by one. It will help get you started in the right direction. We are here to help if you need it, just call.
Anyway, I am kind of upset at my parents and I have a feeling that they will be blaming me (I asked my sister a few months ago if she was happy where she was in life and she had said no, I also asked her how she could change that, this whole situation must be how) for my sisters decision on this. But if they want to act like a couple of 12 year olds then so be it. They are not very good parents if they get mad at my sister for making a tough decision like that. Right now all sis needs is support from her family and they are not willing to give it. Fortunately Scott and I are.
Sis is suppose to call me tonight and let me know whats going on. I hope everything is well with her and she will come and stay with us for a few days.
Also, I think I have a few new gray hairs after all this. I am glad I have a supportive husband and a sweet daughter. They both make me smile and glad that I have made the decisions I have. I would wish a life like this for anyone, especially my sis.
Enjoy the day!!

1 comment:

  1. Who is the zombie in the red shirt in the last picture? Maybie Allison looks like a little baby zombie and I look like a crack head who's looking a floating twenty dollar bill. Ha Ha love ya Scott.