Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Happy Birthday Jesus! and New Nifty Notion Video
Of course, I am to blame for the condition of this family due to my inability to be more tolerant. You know -- like the Government -- politically correct. I flunk that test every time, I admit. I have been advised to just "forgive and forget" and play nice with the offenders. After all, I'm supposed to be the "Christian".
I can forgive -- I can't forget -- and I will steer a wide path around addicts, family or not. That doesn't mean I don't love them. That means I won't play like their lifestyle is okay, and I won't believe the lies -- the CONSTANT lies. The lie this time was that my sister was having us over to her house Christmas day because she and her son were going to my daughter's house Christmas Eve. We aren't allowed at my daughter's house (her husband's edict), so we understood that perfectly, and we thought it was so kind and generous of my sister to invite us over for Christmas day at her house.
Last night, out of the blue, we received (via a text message) the information that Christmas Eve was NOT at my daughter's house -- it was really at my sister's house! Hope you can follow that -- if you even care, lol. Therefore, we should have been included since we aren't forbidden to come to my sister's house. But no. My sister lied to us. She can look me straight in the eye and lie her guts out. NO WONDER she has to drink and smoke pot!!! You have to bury that conscience somehow, don't you? She was given a total of $260 to help with expenses. Guess what she bought with it??? Clue: It wasn't food.
And neither my sister or my daughter read this blog, so this isn't to them. This is to those of you who know me and understand this roller coaster I've been on for so many years with my family. I had posted about how great Christmas was going to be, and sadly, it didn't happen. No happy pictures. No happy stories to tell.
The part where my daughter came over a few days ago, of course, was wonderful. HOWEVER, she didn't tell me the truth either. She just avoided it. She has always defended her Aunt and joined with her in her activities -- MUCH to my dismay. Started when my daughter was just 11 years old. Hence, I've had a VERY hard time having a relationship with this sister.
I was trying to talk not-so-loud in this video because Jerry was in the other room trying to work on a wheelchair order. Hope you can understand what I am saying. I will add the video to my tutorial list on the side bar.
It is sooooooo cold here today. Wind chill of 10 degrees. Jerry keeps letting the cats in, and I keep letting them back out. He thinks they are cold like he is. I keep showing him their thick, hairy coats. They don't want to be in here. They are outdoor cats. They are in the garage, and they have two padded, cozy beds, so don't feel too sorry for them.
I have to go. I hope your Christmas Day was AMAZING, SURPRISING and WONDERFUL!!! We are very thankful for all the blessings in our life -- each other -- our friends -- our health -- and even our family who loves us occasionally.