Two things about today

13 11 2009

This afternoon, for about a half hour before my facial she and I sat in a local restaurant and basically talked about some of the frustrations she’s been feeling since our joke of a family conference. She cried and I felt nothing but something else. I just couldn’t see the point of the conversation since all she wanted to do was get an apology out of me for speaking my mind. Then she said that if I felt it was all too much, I should move out. Thing number one.

Then she came in tonight to tell me the “good news” that the male cousin was moving out. The way she said “good news” made me want to shout at her. Thing number two.

Why is life so complicated? All differences aside, existing in a bi-cultural environment isn’t eveything it’s cracked up to be.


Sick of this.

7 11 2009

I’m back to doing the same thing I said I wouldn’t. I don’t know how else to express it all: the frustration, the upset, the stress of the entire situation: my parents are talking about getting a divorce after 28 years of marriage. A few months ago I read an article in Psychology Today about how adults deal with their parents getting divorced. I have to say, the things I read about then do have a pressing relevance right now.

It’s not decided; tonight is the night we have the ‘family conference’ to see how long this will remain a family. My dissertation was given a second extension, and will be due November 26th. So I’m super stressed, and still need to plan next week’s lessons. I also need to think hard about the units ahead, and finish grading all this stuff I have from my writing classes. Life is good right now.

No, not really.

I decided to help coach the U16 girls basketball team at work though – that’s something I’m looking forward to, even if I have no experience with basketball. All I have to say is, good luck! 😛