Power came back on – yeah!
SIL is back – I am doing OK with it, I have new rules.
1.) She gets some chores assigned before I go to work in the AM. We will see how that goes. Today she got to clear out the fridge and write down everything that got thrown away. Maybe tomorrow she can wash the shelves? Maybe she already did it? 🙂
2.) We have to go to work. We get up early. We don’t need to be quiet. We won’t be extra loud, but we will live our lives. I was up bright and early, today – yeah, lights! Hot water! I ran the dishwasher… and watched the early morning news. I would have started laundry, but I wanted a hot shower instead. Tomorrow I will do some laundry.
3.) Paper plates. I am so sick of dirty dishes.
4.) I am not solely responsible for meals. In point of fact, I heard a rumor which I will check out tonight, that another SIL brought over a few casserole type meals so I won’t have to do more than reheat for several days. Last night (still no power at this point) A picked up a roasted chicken at the store after picking up her sister, so we had warmish chicken for supper. I didn’t have to think about it.
So basically, our house is not a spa, not a hotel, not a restaurant. She clearly doesn’t need home health care, she was home alone for a week and did fine until the power went out. If she insists on coming back, she can be a partner in making things run smoothly. It ain’t a vacation!
That being said… other stuff is happening.
Yesterday I sold a handspun, hand knit hat and cowl set to a woman who knows her textiles. That makes me very happy. 🙂 She sent me this photo she took when she got home. Isn’t it cute?
She saw my post about the craft show on Facebook and got in touch as she won’t be able to be at the craft fair. I am so pleased she likes my work.
I will keep on knitting and getting ready for that show – I’d like to sell a few more things that day!
I’ll try to get you a weekend list tomorrow – it will involve me leaving the house, and alone, too. 🙂