Friday, April 11, 2008

Am I Adopted?

So another fun week in the life of Nessa. Mostly family related, not all bad.

For those who listen to WMBYS, you know my fun I had with Expedia.com and my mom. Note to self, don't call mom when she may be drunk, she will cost you $160 in fees. Grrrr. It is just as much my fault as it is hers. Oh well, the trip is booked and I will be in ID in October. My pal April has graciously agreed to watch my babies. I love ID. It is quiet and green and blue. Derek likes it too, says it is more like Scotland than Santee ever will be.

Now. My sister. blah. So she got fired. My sister decided not to go to work because she was hemorrhaging. Told everyone she went to the doctor, but he wouldn't excuse it because she didn't go to the ER. Now, what I believe happened is she got too stoned to function, called in thinking it sounded serious enough to buy her another day off. She abuses the system when it comes to sick time and I think her doctor caught on. She said she didn't go to the ER because she couldn't afford it. There is a lady who was in her section who a week ago started hemorrhaging at work and she was admitted into the hospital. Our medical coverage waived the ER fee if you are admitted. If she was in fact hemorrhaging...

So she cashed out her 401K, got her tax refund, and has enough money to last a month. She has already filed for unemployment. Um...she was fired on Wednesday afternoon, she had all this done on Thursday morning? I think she knew what she was doing and she is lieing to everyone about it. She was supposed to stay the night tonight and she said she couldn't make it...Surprise surprise. Derek has already said she can't stay here because of a previous time she lived with us. I don't know what she's going to do. I am at the point where i don't care. I feel bad that I feel that way, but I can't help her, I can't take care of her, she's 26. She's not a kid anymore. I am disappointed.

On a brighter note..

I came home and Derek said our landlord came by to drop off something. Earlier this week, our garbage disposal decided not to work anymore. So Derek called and said hey this isn't working, and he told us to try doing something to it and let him know if it didn't work. Well it did and he was happy. So to thank us for taking care of it ourselves, he bought us a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant. I was like um...it was the garbage disposal...we reset it...weird. i am thankful, but i have never had a landlord that is considerate and hands on.

i had a nice talk with Walt and Melanie and played picture sharing time. It was fun. I enjoyed myself :)

So Derek and I are hoping to go to the zoo next Thursday before it gets too hot. 95 degrees today was not fun! hopefully it will go through.

8 comments:

Melanie said...

Dealing with families can be tough (as we discussed in chat -- one of these days, remind me to tell you about my mom). I know how hard it is, but right now the only one who can help your sister is herself -- she needs to decide, "No, I'm not living like this anymore." Until she's truly willing to do that, the only thing anyone could do is enable her.

I'm just sorry that you have to stand on the sidelines and watch this.

Bluboy said...

If you are adopted, can I be your gay brother? I love ya girl!!!! Keep smiling, you can't hold the hand of the whole family... they have to make it themselves!!!

Walt said...

Your landlord bought you a gift certificate for dinner? That's awesome!

Melanie said...

Pfft. I sound in with the heavy crap, and everyone else tries to lift your spirits. I suck.

Fairy Princess Holly said...

I think we're both adopted! I keep thinking that...it leaves the possibilities open. That way you can pick your own parents...and change them up weekly if you want to! :)

Malchera said...

enjoy the zoo. Sorry about your older sister.

Melanie said...

Besides, weren't you, Holly and Walt adopted by Big Fatty? So you CAN choose your family!

Sasha said...

I am actually adopted. No, seriously. But I had fantastic parents who decided I'd be an only child, therefore I didn't have siblings to deal who would be potentially harmful to my sanity. I do, however, know people who have siblings who are leading really horrid lives and not realizing how this affects the other people in their family. I wish people would be less self-centered and realize that what they do to themselves, they often do to others!