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Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Jul-31

Oh Boy.

So I got back kind of late last night to a message from someone that they are on the train, on their way here to PDX...to stay with me...FOR A WEEK!!! Wow. Needless to say, I am all out of sorts. This is the Ex’s Aunt who lives in California. She has had a habit of doing this over the years, just popping up to visit and stay a few days. She has not done it for 4 years but used to do it yearly and it was almost expected. She usually only stay a few nights. The last time she came she called from Roseburg to inform me she was 3 hours away and I was at work. What she didn’t tell me was that she had also brought her cat!!! Now...I love cats...but my cats do not like other cats visiting!! The whole few days in hindsight was a comedy of errors and mostly ended up rather fun. We kind of gave up on her doing this after she took off to Jamaica 4 years ago and ended up staying there like 6 months. She hasn’t traveled since she came back from there and no longer drives long distances.
She is on the train. On her way here. For a week. With me. WTH. 
Good news is she doesn’t smoke anymore for about 3 years. Bad news is...I sure the heck want to right now!!! So...Covid, work, Protests, and now...Unexpected and unplanned company for a WEEK!! Ack!!! 
Ok...I’m breathing and drinking my coffee and processing giving up my Mountain time that I just wrote about last night and was so in dire need of. Ok. Won’t smoke. But...man...this is the first huge trigger I’ve had in a while!!! I love her but...who does this?? Oh boy. Breathe more. 
OMG. Just wondering if I should have put this in the SOS! Haha! I am not going to go buy smokes over it for sure. I’m really not, but it is an SOS in other ways! For my sanity!! Oh boy. This just throws me for a loop. 
Ok. I’m gonna add. This really is a bit of a trigger. Last time I saw her we both smoked. She has been quit some time, but I’m still pretty new at this. More it is just this trigger of throwing my life and day to day living off track I think that is doing it than thinking about smoking with her. But...I am going to hang onto where I’m at. The fact that I can run again and feel so much better. She is not someone who will deal well with me walking off when I want to through out the day for an hour or two at a time, and I am not someone who is gonna deal well with not being able to do that like I have been. She is only 5 years older, and not decrepit, but isn’t going to be able to go like I want and need to for sure. This is gonna be a very long week...likely with a lot of ice cream. And ice water. Oh boy. 

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Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Jul-31

No! She is going to be a bundle of joy! She will be a huge distraction for you! Take her temperature every morning, and make her take a pee test ( just tell her for Covid testing.......this will entertain you and make you giggle). Then ask her to go on a hike with you, how old is she? Introduce her to the kombucha tea......explain that it will improve her bowel movements.....etc. 

Do any other weird things to entertain yourself so you won’t think of those triggers......should I wish you good luck? 

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Jul-31

Oh thank god Eve! Thank you!! I’m so glad you’re here!!! Ack!!

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Jul-31

She is like 62 or 63 I think. She is a total character!! She is having some health issues I know. OMG. She is a retired RN. Very kind person who worked Hospice the last 10 years of her career. We get along great but she really just kind of takes over. I’ve NEVER been with her a whole week!! And her and the Ex had a falling out years ago so she will be with me the whole week! Ack! 
Ok...So I have another batch of Kombucha to bottle. She can help me with that. Then what??? 
My daughter is laughing hysterically as she just got up and I told her Georgie will be her this afternoon. She is begging to give up her room upstairs and go to the spare room in the basement! 
I am seriously trying to gather my wits and rearrange a bunch of things in my head. Oh boy. 

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Jul-31

OMG Eve!! This is a woman who would immediately think peeing in a cup would be for weed. She uses medical marijuana. Last time she was here she left a huge stub of medical grade pot on the table on the patio and it blew off and then she couldn’t find it an hour or so later and come to find out my small dog had eaten it as I I noted she was staggering and lethargic and we ended up at the Emergency Vet and it cost me $700!!! Seriously. 100% true story. The dog weighs 8 pounds and that medical grade stuff is no joke. OMG. I am about to have the week from H-E- Double Toothpicks!!!

ALL I WANTED WAS MY TIME AT THE MOUNTAIN!

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Jul-31

Oh if she is a retired Rn, the pee test may not work on her. Oh boy....do you have any thing she can organize for you? 
 

if and when the time comes, and you need a break, ask daughter to take over and go for your walk! Even if around the block. Be diligent and remember you have already been through SO MUCH, your ex aunt WILL NOT make you smoke!

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Jul-31

No she will not! She knows I quit and was very glad to hear it. It is my sanity I am worried about. I was just beginning to think and feel I had gained some ground with all the other stuff in life. This is actually likely to be another visit of a comedy of errors and fun, it really is, I’m just thrown off by the short notice. Had come back from my walk late and literally had a text from her saying she was on the train! So very much like her really. Pat is now laughing his butt of and saying he is gonna go stay with his Mom! My daughter just said “Have fun Momma!” Now I’m gonna go vacuum which is very therapeutic for me and go buy more ice cream. Oh...and half and half. She takes like half a carton in one cup of coffee!!!stuck_out_tongue_winking_eyestuck_out_tongue_closed_eyesstuck_out_tongue

Just stay close if you can Eve...I may need reinforcements!!! Or better yet...what is your address???heart_eyes

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Jul-31

OMG...I feel like that little sideways doggy picture of yours!scream

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Jul-31

So I had planned to go to the coast today, which after I got home and got her message knew that wasn’t gonna happen. Then I had worked this complicated trade at work to get out early Sunday and go to the Mountain and be there by mid afternoon and all day Monday. Well...at least I got that time off now when she is here. Ok. Am calmer now and accepting the facts. Will be fine. Just fine. But now I gotta work next Saturday to pay my colleague back and that would have been the first day alone again after she goes. My neighbor is fine with me switching days up there. He doesn’t go that much now and said I can go any other days  in August. I just don’t want to miss all the wildflowers!!! 

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