I'm back, yes I know it was a short sojourn ...

For those paralysed with not caring very much, my mother-in-law angst is ended (for the moment, anyway).  BM had a talk with her today, after the umpteenth phonecall where she wanted to know when she should start packing to get out of the house so we could move in ::heavy eye roll::, and convinced her that 1) we don't want her house 2) she's not ready for a retirement unit 3) it's hideously expensive 4) we would not be better off financially, nor would she and 5) GET OVER IT.  She has appeased her guilt by offering to help out with the purchase of a new car for us - this way she feels like she is actively helping us (in her mind help equals financial assistance).  I'm too tired and exhausted from the mental warfare she has applied this week to argue, plus I have a final essay looming for the semester.  I'm now too close to the finish line (one essay, two more subjects to that BA) to let her paranoia affect me, plus I have my baby's 18th birthday next Sunday to worry about - far more important things, at least in my world view.

Watched the first episode of the new Dr Who tonight - it is truly a wonderful thing to behold ::sighs heavily::.  Now all I need to do is watch the new Star Wars episode and my little fangirl heart will be aflutter for days to come.

Did I mention my baby is 18 next Sunday - I feel very old at the moment.  How can 18 years past so swiftly ...

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Glad that the MIL situation is sorted (hopefully for more than just the moment), and that you're enjoying the new Dr Who. I had a lovely morning ironing whilst catching up on 2 out of 3 episodes I'd taped. Must remember to set the vid for tonight.
Crisis thankfully averted, but with her there is always a new one not too far away. I really must stop annoying my flist with my moanings.

Dr Who was totally enjoyable - wasn't too sure about Billie Piper(?), only knew about her through tabloid style mutterings, but I really liked her character. Looking forward to more.
I'm glad the MIL wackiness is back on the back burner just in time for angst over your baby. Yikes, it must be sooooo weird. An early happy birthday to J. And best wishes for a stressless party. I guess you are getting your BA just in time to be a Wise Crone (yes, I've been reading The Buffy Reader. Why do you ask?).

So when you coming back to Melbourne? I miss spending time with you every fortnight or so?
I spoke too soon - I won't bore you with the details, she is quite frankly scaring me at the moment, and my own mother is in a state because my aunt is terminally ill - just want to run away and hide, but that never works, you only end up working as a badly paid waitress, being groped by grotesque customers, land up in hell trying to save Chantarelle/Lily/Anne, have to fight demons, and end up returning to Sunnydale - oh no, that's my fantasy world ... if only!
Isn't it the way of the world? Your own babies start to grow up and away, and then you start to reverse roles with your parents, and have to start parenting them....

Sorry about all that family stuff. It does sound very stressful.
have to start parenting them....
So true - think the main problem is that we don't ever anticipate that stage of our lives - comes as quite a shock when it happens, sort of like being hit by a semi-trailer.

So didn't need the stress after the high of our Buffyfest - I want that weekend again!!!!!!!

How are you recovering, hope S is back on his little feet as well ...