First, I have escaped the house. It wasn’t so dire, it’s just after months living on top of one another and being alone in a crowd, really being alone was necessary. So I am at a hotel and spa with minutes before I go in for a massage. Worth it.
The house takes in strays. A friend of my son’s lived with us a few months last year. Another friend of his moved in a few months ago. No exit plan. But he is now family (as is the other stray). They call me “mom” which is actually quite nice. But it’s another body in a time of COVID.
My ex…we’re still married though haven’t lived together for twenty years. I wanted to make sure he still had insurance. Enabling? Yeah. Duty for the boys’ dad. He suffered an episode a few months ago. More distressing, he had another last month. He shouldn’t be alone, the episode beat him up and the cause is unknown. He quit his job a few weeks before it happened. Cut to the chase – I have another stray. He says he needs a place to stay until May.
Hence my escape.
I was going to write more, but it’s time for a massage. There’s all this feeling warring inside. To be gracious and caring fights with selfishness and the need to protect my space.