Time to vent!
And I apologize ahead of time.
Life right now is incredibly way too stressful. I’ve found myself saying, “I am way too young to be handling stuff like this.” with the afterthought of, “No. You ARE the age to be handling these things. Welcome to life.”
My husband and I are currently living in hubby’s parents old house (they moved to Delaware and unfortunately, due to the economy, had a snowball’s chance in hell with selling this house) with hubby’s sister, her husband, and her two kids. Its a 5 bedroom house. There is room to spare. THAT is not the stressful part believe it or not.
The stressful thing is that the family has several rental properties not making payments of their rent (and have not for the past few months) which may force hubby’s parents into bankruptcy and all of us out on our ass and homeless soon. This, alongside with her bah-humbug husband, things have been a bit stressful. Thinking about the fact that we are about to evict 2 people within a week and my weekends will be spent cleaning up after these terrible tenants that should have had CPS called on them is NOT an exciting thought. However, family is family and we all need to pitch in during these tough times.
So hubby and I went shopping today for some of the most annoying and obnoxious Christmas decorations we could find. The house needs it. It is too damn depressing and even though I am not remotely religious, we needed some damn Christmas cheer. So after candystriping all the pillars in the house, adding lighted garland to the banisters, I feel a little better about being at home and I think the kids were positive about it as well.
It is a good distraction.