In other news, I dropped a cool $500 yesterday before 10am. Seems that Dayton tire I had to get a bit over 3 years ago was as good as its word in lasting roughly 3 years and the steel started showing. When I went to have it replaced the tire place pointed out that the Michelin's that had been on it since 1999 (I bought it in 2000) were beginning to show dry rot in places. I had (including the spare) 4 of those original tires left on the car. I kept the best of those tires as my spare. I had to replace them with Firestone (I hope they last as long) Plus an oil change and buh bye $500.
Unemployment, like motherhood, is not for the faint of heart!
Mom is continuing to heal and walk better and better without a cane (her safety net). G's relationship with her has changed, sadly, dramatically for the worst. It is G's attitude regarding my mom rather than anything my mom has done or does. And that makes me a little sad.
My aunt left after being here for 2 weeks. G fell in love with her because she played with G on G's terms and played G's game. So yesterday G told me that G loves AA best, better than anyone. All this said with tears as she realized AA was leaving that morning. I said, "It is a good thing God doesn't love us just because we do everything His way. And it is a good thing Grammie and Grandad don't love you just because you do everything their way. That is not a kind of love that lasts." That was me, of little patience, on a school morning not wanting to put up with G's (not sure if they were real) tears. I know, I am now accepting the mother of the year award for patience, NOT!
Oh and G raged yesterday afternoon from 4:30ish pm to after 7pm moving from topic to topic to be mad at me for. I will say (again, award deserving) I didn't like her very much during that display of anger, tears, meanness (she told me she was going to cut me, yes from a 6 year old) etc.
This morning was a bit better for her, I am still trying to process how yesterday's mess broke down as the afternoon had started out really well.