Friday, October 21, 2011

24. What are you doing to prepare for winter?

It's hard to prepare for winter when you don't have your own house to prepare. We do have two cars though. Which reminds me, time to remind DH to "winterize" the cars; whatever that means. I pretend not to know much about cars, and DH does all the work. Perfect solution for me! *giggle*.

For winter, I'd love to be harvesting and stocking food. Buying or better yet making quilts, repairing or replacing winter clothing, etc.. Due to our living arrangement, I can't do those things. What I really need, is a home!

Can you tell the past few days I've been really irritated with our living arrangement? That's because MIL is irritated, which makes me irritated. I don't handle conflict well, even when its a "passive" conflict. She's not being rude or mean. But she's gone on a cleaning spree, rearranged our room, and then "jokingly" said if it's not kept to her standards she will throw away our stuff. I hate this passive aggressive crap. But I hate shouting and fighting even more. As a kid I suffered in a home with that kind of environment and I never wanted that for me or my kids again.

It's past time for us to be out of this house, but were stuck. HELP! I need someone to hand me a winning lotto ticket. Not that I'm not willing to work for what I want. But every time I try I don't seem to be getting anywhere.

This is apart of 31 Days of Samhain

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1 comment:

  1. ok first, WHY? is this woman even in your room?? What a huge lack of respect! You are adults and for now that is your space and she needs to respect that.

    I completely understand the passive aggressive,I moved in with my folks 4 1/2 years ago when my relationship ended and I was without marketable skills or a job (I'd been a stay at home mum for 6 years). We were gearing up to move out early last year when my daughter was diagnosed so now we are here longer, it's hell most days and the lack of respect really fires me up.

    As for winterizing, since I got off on that tangent, I love the entire ritual! I switch out heavier blankets and curtains. Then packing away summer clothes that will stand a chance of fitting next year. New socks or slippers for keeping feet toasty (this year I'll try knitting some socks). Usually kicking myself for not having enough preserved fruits and veg about now too.



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