Is it THAT time again??

I haven’t written on here in a little while, sorry to anyone who might be waiting for more adventures from the North!! LoL

The boys are doing okay, the youngest is settling in and the oldest tells me he’s doing his online work. I guess we’ll see how it goes this time!

Finally over the last couple of weeks I feel like I can exhale again. Nothing is settled exactly and we still have a long way to go but at least we’re moving in the right direction. The issues I’m dealing with now are mostly just teenager things, THAT I will gladly deal with.

Easter is coming up again and I need to host. I’m not looking forward to it. I don’t really care for ‘peopling’ I feel like I’ve done my share already.

The summer was centered around the 50th anniversary party in the fall and then the holidays hit. This year we were actually quite busy with house parties and invites. It was fine and I’m always the social butterfly at these events but I admit, I have had enough.

The last party invite the Bear and I opted out of, I just really wasn’t interested. I know He enjoys being out and about but there does come a time when I need quiet. The new school semester starting in February was enough stress for me and well, that didn’t exactly go off without a hitch!

We’ve spent most of February and March dealing with that so far and now here we are just weeks away from Easter. So no, I’m not really looking forward to it. When someone else hosts I can leave once I’ve had enough, that goes double for the boys. In my house, well that changes things a bit …

The other teens in the family are not exactly well-behaved either. They tend to be pretty obnoxious and even flat-out rude at times. There has been more than one time where I have had to correct one of them for the way they are speaking to their grandparents, or being nosy about someone. Even with their parents right there. I can only take so much before I need to speak up.

My MIL even opted out of doing Christmas Eve at her house this year, she’s been doing it the 23 years I’ve been here. I know she needed a break from the stress of it all but I can’t help but think that the grand kids had a part in that too! She has mentioned their behaviour to us a few times normally while saying “I never have that with your kids …”

My oldest will normally just go hide in his room and the youngest as well but they tend to like to follow him. I will step in if I need to but I’m crossing my fingers that I don’t. With any luck the weather will be nice and I will convince them to go out and play with the basket balls or something.

There won’t be any room in the house for their goofing off, I need to seat 18 or so people as it is! If they start horsing around something will get broken, I will not be happy. *sigh* Crossing my fingers and hoping for the best!

I guess we’ll see.

I’ve had the last couple of days off and tomorrow too! I’m slowly getting things changed around from winter to spring decor and cleaning a bit here and there. I managed the vacuum and floor washing on the main floor today along with some dusting. AAAAchew! LoL

I’m going to stop now before I push too hard and hurt myself again. Last time I washed the floor I had a really hard time walking for the next week or so and I was being careful! I just finally got to feeling okay, I don’t want to mess that up. Besides, the Bear wouldn’t be overly happy if I over did it on purpose. Have you ever seen a grumpy Bear? Yikes!! *chuckle*

Cheers!

~n

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