OK, after BIL and his DD's left, DH and I decided that it was time to get a hold of our week-end, and we went shopping. First, we found 3 pumkins to finish the Holloween decorations.
I couldn't believe my eyes: everywhere I went, there were no decorations left!!! They've got all the X-Mas stuff out!!! Can't they at least wait until one holiday is over before they take everything away
So, I guess we'll have to make do with what we have
I also got some stuff to make my pumpkin cake. But I got soooo wet on the way from one store to the other (by then, dh had gone back home with the pumpkins): it's been raining since noon, but it started really pouring, hard, just as I was going from one store to the other. It was so bad that in the few minutes it took me, my winter jacket was soaked, right through, my feet were cold and my jeans were also soaked
So I got home, put the stuff away and just came down to relax on the computer. I just can't believe what happened next: the phone rings. It's BIL: he's decided to come and spend the week here!!! OK, the daughters are staying with his wife... but... still.... this means our life will be all topsy-turvy again. BIL is a night-owl who is up til the wee hours of the night, playing video games.
I know that he's going through a major heart break and doesn't know how to deal with it... but I really don't know how we're going to fare, through all of this. I know that both of us have really big weeks ahead of us, at work. It's hard going to work, and making it through the work day when you have an emotional turmoil to deal with at home. And it's also hard to keep the kids to their schedule, when there's someone else in the house.
Oh, well... hopefully this is only going to be for one week (we really can't afford to make it a permanent arrangement) and then, before we know, we're going to be back to normal