I realized something last night...
I was sitting on the couch, shaking my head at BM's idiocy. She is ONCE AGAIN making really stupid financial decisions. She and her DH just got rid of their two cars (that they were still paying on and PROBABLY upside down on) for a single 2012 Dodge Durango - her DH has a company car, and they COULDN'T AFFORD two car notes. Which is fine - if you can't afford it, you can't afford it. But if you can't afford it, you get the smallest, most gas-efficient used car you can, not a brand new humongo gas-guzzling SUV.
And then! BM got a JOB!! She's somebody's secretary, but hey! It's a JOB!!! It's also 30 miles from her house. DH predicted that BM would be buying ANOTHER car within six months, because driving 60 miles round trip in a Durango gets expensive quick.
Not two weeks went by before BM was talking about buying a VW Beetle. SMH. Now we could really make jokes about it being a clown car. (BM is extremely large, and wears eye-searingly bright prints)
For Christmas, DH and I alternate between our families. We go to Louisiana to MIL's on even years, and stay home (with my mom) on odd years. The only time I ever see BM is during Christmas on even years. I was looking forward to it this year, because I just bought a brand new Audi. But SD16 - who will have a permit REALLY SOON NOW - was talking about Christmas. BM promised her that if they have that second car, SD16 can drive it the two hours to MIL's house.
That means I don't have to see BM! And if that's the case... the next, and LAST time I will have to see BM is at SD16's high school graduation in 2014. I would say at her college graduation too, but I think SD16 won't make it through college on her own. And we're already offering SD16 bribes to elope.
No more BM!! Except once!
Anybody else doing the BM countdown?