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How you know vacation is around the corner.

MissK03's picture

Well we go on vacation next week m-f at cabin on a lake/river 6 hours away. Our original plans were a cruise that clearly got cancelled. 
 

So what happens now... BM starts contacted the kids more now then she does pretty much all year. This is a trend of hers. Same thing the last two years. 
 

Chaos from all sides now

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Things I found out this week that I didn't need to know nor did I ask to know.

1. XH is losing his job and hasn't found another one yet and hasn't been trying all that hard. This means his college fund for DS may be getting looted or doing poorly (the guy is bad with mone).

2. XH has spent thousands of dollars on his pets this year. And based on what I was told, he's not being thoughtful and practical about it.

3. YSS and OSS are not getting along at all.

4. YSS looks down on OSS for not getting a job and not doing things himself to save money.

OT - Thriving Thursday

Gimlet's picture

Hi guys!

Today feels like a good day for Thriving Thursday. 

Keeping with what feels like today's theme, the topic is advice. 

What is the best piece of advice you've received in your life?  It doesn't need to be step-related, but it certainly can be.  

How did that advice make a difference for you and why was it so valuable?

Also, because I am a music geek, tell me what you're listening to this week!

I've gone retro and have been listening to a lot of Throwing Muses.  I love Kristin Hersh.  

Try to top this!

missginger's picture

So now apparently I can't even tell SD that I don't want to watch a particular tv show! After dinner last night she asked if we could watch Wheel of Fortune. Of course I made the cardinal sin of actually talking to her becuase in DH's world he is the only that should answer her and I should just sit there with my mouth shut. And of course Litlte Princess should NEVER be told no. Well that's what I did. I told her I didn't want to watch Wheel of Fortune (the horror!!). I have told DH in the past how I hate that show. Well DH got his infamous pissed off look on his face.

BM wants to blindly choose a counselor

1dad4kids's picture

So BM comes back with another counselor in the same office as the one that declined- who has the same credentials. She also said another counselor in our city who is not experienced in the required theory. That's- whatever. 

The real kicker is, BM's lawyer said they haven't qualified the counselors because they asked DH not to do that until they had agreed on prerequisite. 

Update - DH gave SD15 the option to leave

ksmom14's picture

So after some talks DH learned from BM that SD15 acts the same way at her home. Sounds like BM actually comes down on SD15 more than we ever have for it.

convo between DH and SD15:

DH: have you put some thought into what you want

SD15: it's no my choice it's BM's

DH: so if you got to choose you'd pick going to live with BM instead of just trying to be nice to us the 15 minutes a day you see us?

SD15: yup

DH: ok *then walked away

DH and BM talked and BM offered to let SD15 stay for a couple months to see how it goes. 

Will she or won’t she

Aunt Agatha's picture

Since there has been a number of failure to launch posts, I'm taking bets over here.  
 

Oldest Sd is supposed to be off to university in less than 2 weeks.  However, the plot has thickened!

 

By way of a backstory, BM has been out of work since early February.  Not at all COVID related - she was let go long before jobs started disappearing due to the pandemic.  As she worked for my former employer, it took about 2 seconds to find out she was let go for being incompetent.  Frankly, I was surprised she lasted as long as she did.

 

Well that is interesting...news about SS...aka The Great White Rapper (GWR)

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An update on SS...aka GWR..who peaced out and went to Beaver's house little over a year ago.

GWR...apsires to be a the next Great White Rapper...despite not knowing a lick about music, can't pay any instruments, mumbles when he speaks (drives me INSANE) and has a limited grasp on the English language.  GWR also has no desire to learn any music, instruments or the English languge.  Not to mention in addition to the mumbling he speaks...SLLLOOOOOOWWWWWLLLY, like Beaver.

OT - What to write in card after a suicide a year ago

futurestepmomnowstepgf's picture

I am back for just some advice unrelated to step life. My cousin committed sucide a year ago and she was 17. I am sending a thinking of you card to my uncle and aunt and I have not a clue what to write in it. Anyone have any ideas? My parents are moving my sister into college today and I really don't want to have them thinking about today (it was a year ago today) when trying to help my sister/keep her mind off of it. I am sending it today, so it will be late unfortunately. The first time I tried to buy the card I got really upset and walked out of the store.

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