Post # 1
God damn it, I’m no whiner but shmeesh! Can’t someone, just ONE TIME take a second to tell me all the awesome stuff I do right instead of pointing out all the ways I suck!
I’m sick as a dog, my mother just completed radiation therapy, my husband is recovering from surgery, I’m planning a dinner to take to my grandfather on Thursday, I’m buried at work, I’m exhausted, I’m out of time off AND instead of being cordial about my grandmother being admitted in the hospital for a blood clot in her leg the size of Detroit last night, all my father can do is point out, rather petulantly that he’s angry that I didn’t go to see her last night?!?!?!?
WTF was I supposed to do? I stayed in the office to cover HIS desk while he was with her, I got a headache that would stop an eight horse pull team in the process, went home and made dinner for my husband because he can barely stand, and got a call around 8pm…was I supposed to run over there then? WHEN???? I HATE EVERYONE!!!
The only consolation I have, is that my dogs and Mr. 99 think I’m nifty, everyone else can go to Hell, but I really didn’t need that today.
Thanks for reading, I’m finished complaining now.
Post # 3
holy crapola, thats a lot on your plate…
you know what they say though, you have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. hang in there
Post # 4
Just try to let it roll off you for now. I know it’s hard, and I think that was way out of line as well, but this too shall pass. The last thing you need in the midst of everything that’s going on is added stress.
Post # 5
O my goodness, please don’t let your dad make you feel guilty or bad about yourself! Sounds like you have a huge amount on your plate right now….take a deep breath, and remember that you’re only one person.
Post # 6
Good lord. I just wish you luck in dealing with everything, and like PP said – you’re only one person. You can only do so much, and you aren’t any good to yourself or others if you’re running yourself into the ground.
Post # 7
He was out of line. Msybe he doesn’t know how much you have on your plate?
Post # 8
@michiru4ever: Highly dubious that he doesn’t know, we work together…he’s just my Dad, it’s the way he is, I’m his favorite, he expects more from me than anyone else, and I usually deliver, flawlessly with a pithy comment and great hair….but life has me cornered this year and I get it, his Mom is ill, she has been for a while and we’re getting to the end of things for her…that’s got to be hard, it’s not an excuse, but we all get a little crazy about our Mom’s from time to time…he’s pretty chastened right now and keeps hovering outside of my office, it’s his way of making up, I know he feels badly, I don’t particularly care, I’ll go see her at lunch, and he’s got a point, with blood clots it’s a ticking time bomb, she could throw it and be gone in a second, there’s nothing anyone can do.
So here I go, to be the hero, yet again, although I must confess, on a scale of 1 to 10, my hair is maybe a 7…so it’s just not a Nona’s Fabulous Day….