I have felt so pushed and pressured all day. It has not been a pleasant day at all. So often Saturdays are just hellaciously busy. Michael said to me this morning “Why do you always get so mad on Saturdays?!” which of course made me feel massively guilty…
I had to go to the condo this morning and set up signs about the Open House today from 2-5. Then I spent half an hour trying to get balloons from Party City. I next had to take our vacuum cleaner to get fixed. I needed to go to the post office, too, but that didn’t happen.
I spent the afternoon sitting at the condo, reading a book. Now, I enjoy reading, but it wasn’t really how I wanted to spend a big chunk of my day. However, the real estate company urged all homeowners to hold open houses, and despite the fact it’s sort of a do-it-yourself real estate company, I felt like I should go along with the program, so I did it. I had one potential buyer show up. One. He spent one minute walking through the unit, took a flyer, and left.
The kids spent the afternoon with Lesleigh, who took them to the movies as a favor to me. They saw “Mall Cop.” I am so not sorry I missed that one. Les said it was cute, though. She was glad to take a break from studying for the GRE.
Dinner was fish sticks and salad for the kids, and leftovers for me and Mom. I was not really up for cooking a big meal.
Tomorrow we have a number of things to do, and Mike has another Kate’s Club event, which I hope will be fun for him.
Alesia has gotten much better about saying snotty things, or mean things. She is really trying to change her behavior. I told her she couldn't have Elena over tomorrow and she accepted it without argument. She has two tests to study for. She didn't scream or run to her room and slam the door when I canceled Elena's visit. That's progress. She also wanted a hug while I was cooking dinner. She initiated the hug. That's great progress. Affection is difficult for her. I am so encouraged. I credit our therapist with encouraging her to make positive changes.