I've been in Texas.
Interesting things happen in Texas for me, to me--by me. Texas is like that place they sing about in Total Eclipse of the Heart-- we're living in a ... is it pollygag? polliwog? ... I give off SPARKS in Texas.
I always breathe a sigh of relief when i get into Oklahoma or Texas, though I probably should not.
My sister refused to walk the stage at her graduation. I had to convince her to come to her own graduation party scheduled for the next day. I mediated, made peace for them. that is no big surprise, but this time people, like my parents, said thank you to me. that is a positive step forward.
I also made it very clear that I would not ever intervene the way that i did again. I had to kiss my own incredibly spoiled little sister's emotional butt, if you will, to get her to come to the party. It made me angry and I let my parents know it. They said they wouldn't ever ask me again.
at least not for a long time, i am sure.
I also asked them to help me with my move to Boston. My dad is trying to see if he can help us drive from Chicago to Boston.
that is a bunch of steps forward.
He and Chris got along fine.
olympian strides taken there.
I still need a job in Boston.
I am not scared. yet.