I needed her encouragement today as I'm at my wits end with my family. The last time I was released from the hospital they were called in and told to pull their weight because I could no longer clean and take care of every little thing. When I first came home they put in a little effort. It really helped me to rest and heal. They've already had to be reminded not to bicker and fight with each other. I know that's a tall order with 2 young women. Where I am so disheartened now is how they all pass the buck on housework. I'm a very clean and tidy kind of person and I've struggled and learned to accept that I can't have my house spotlessly clean when I'm this sick. They live here and are healthy and yet they don't lift a finger. I can't remember the last time one of them vacuumed and when I ask for some specific chore to be done they totally blow me off, usually using a rude tone of voice. It's getting to me. I honestly feel like having a good cry today. I'm considering getting them all at the dinner table tonight, husband included, and telling them that unless this house is cleaned thoroughly I will temporarily stay with a single girlfriend. **
I made a carnation type flower a week or so ago without having a paper piercer or the right brads. Today those supplies arrived so I set to work on a second flower. Did it ever turn out nice. So much better than the first attempt. I finished it off with glimmer mist. My goal for the next couple of days is to search out various flower making tutorials so I will feel confident creating a large range of flowers.
I can smell the pizza in the oven so I'll log off and have that serious talk with my family. I know it's hard for them to comprehend all that my illness entails but I need them to get it. I'm not being lazy. I'm sick. They need to pick up the slack. After my transplant I'm sure they can do what they want but right now I need them to be on board.
Okay, everybody take some vitamin D and soak up some sunlight.