I actually hadn't planned on taking a vacation day today. I scheduled next Wednesday off to take Grizzly for his liver function. He started hobbling pretty badly again a couple of days ago so I made a vet's appt. for this morning along with the testing. Of course, the little rascal is moving quite well today and was last night also. I dread the trip to the vet as Joey is working at the cemetery again so I have to drive the wild man by myself. He doesn't exactly behave well in the car. And he's definitely not getting in my new car.
Megan met me for lunch yesterday. We went to a local place called Max & Erma's. It's similar to Applebees, Chilis, etc. Her business fraternity was sponsoring it. 20% of our bill is donated to charity. I had a wonderful, layered grilled chicken salad.
Megan is doing quite well. Her grades are definitely improving quite a bit, and she is towing the line.
I've mentioned my mother and I pretty frequently here. We co-existed for the first 50 years of my life. She trying to mold me into a clone of herself and myself balking and fighting every step of the way. I've mentioned that about three years ago, the tide changed. She mellowed, and I simply did not feel it was necessary to argue anymore with her about our differences. She is going to be 88 this year. I was daddy's girl. My father died 3 months after their 50th anniversary. It took my mother a few years to deal with this. She simply chose not to deal at all with me then. In fact, she was quite "biting" even more so during the ensuing years.
I called my mom hours after Megan's DUI. I didn't want her to read about it in the local paper. The shock would have done her in. My mother is hugely rigid. Well, she was....
She was hoping I would consult an attorney, which I did, but had absolutely no intention of petitioning her for one cent. This is Megan's ballgame. The shocker came the other day. She told Joey she will pick up the legal fees because Megan will have enough in fines to pay for. Megan started crying when I told her this yesterday and is insisting that she will pay every cent back to her grandma. My mother is insisting she won't.
I realize now that even though for years I thought my mother didn't love me or at least not as much as my brother, I was mistaken. She just couldn't express her feelings. She was hard on me growing up. Of course, I was a mouthy kid, even as an adult, because we share practically no views in common. Now, it doesn't matter. We still don't think even remotely alike but I no longer feel the need to argue my point. LOL...somehow, I think this bothers my brother to no end. He is slowly but surely losing his "status." I truly believe that when the time comes for my mother to need someone to care for her, she will want me.
Anyway, yesterday was 70 and lovely. It was good to see Megan. She will be home soon for Easter break. Can't believe how fast it's approaching. We discussed the bedroom situation. She is moving her furniture back for the summer. Her single bed (a lovely sleigh bed) is going into my old bedroom. Some of the furniture she bought this past summer will fit in my old room. The double bed she has now will go into her room. Back to my old bedroom I go although I don't have a DISH hooked up in there.
Grizzly is none to happy that he is fasting and cannot have a doggy treat...lol.
TGIF and BIG HUGS