We’re having the most beautiful weather possible in my part of the world – cool temperatures and sunny skies.
And I’ll be damned if I’m going to let the extended family crap I wrote about yesterday ruin this beauty. So I followed through with the excellent advice I received from three people I trust. And I was bouyed tremendously by helpful comments from blogging friends – thank you all, sincerely.
I made a phone call to make a lunch date, at which we’ll talk about what’s going on and what I have to do about it. The phone call was a big hurdle; the actual lunch date will be a nightmare. I’ll be discussing things with my dad that have been off limits my entire life. Laying out honestly exactly what his wife’s addiction has done to me over the last 40 years. Expressing my concern about how her behaviors are affecting him. And stating my refusal to allow her access to my life and my husband’s and kids’ lives any longer.
But I’ve made the commitment, and I’m determined to go through with it.
And for now, I will enjoy this gorgeous weekend to its fullest.