My sister (M) called me the other day to complain that her electric, gas and phone have been turned off. She and her H make well over $120,000 between them and my sister had summers off. M claims that it's due to mom living with her. Bull. I send her $125 a month and so does my brother. Our other two siblings haven't sent anything in a while. But mom brings in about $1200/month and my sister (M) charges mom rent. So. It just really irks me that I receive phone calls like this. I do my part and even when my mom is staying with ME, I send the stinking money. M is a mess on so many levels and it is just frustrating to think about let alone explain. Suffice it to say, it's amazing my mom is still alive living there. I wish I could quit my job and bring here to live. Or better, find her a nice home to live in with round the clock care. Mom is coming to stay with me next week. Her alzheimers is getting worse. My sister (T) who she's with now had a fight with my other sister (S) who drove mom up from PA and now she (T) is mad at all of us for some reason - I wasn't even there! So, I have her (T) attitude to deal with. Plus, I have to get difficult child's room ready for my mom, as that is where Mom will be staying. That means a rubber mattress cover and lots of extra sheets, ready for use. And my washer/dryer are on the fritz! I also have to buy some special toiletries for her as well so she doesn't slip in the bathroom. And lots of wipes. And lots of food. This morning, my brother from LI called me and informed me that pissy sister informed him that I was hosting a BBQ tomorrow. Tomorrow is usually my errand and cleaning day, which means that everything has been pushed back to TONIGHT. I have to vacuum the pool, clean my house (though not really because there will be so many people no one will notice dust bunnies and sand, will they?), I have to go food shopping, but first I have to make a list (did I mention LOTS of food while my mom is here?). difficult child is working 9-5 tomorrow and easy child will be traveling back from the cape, so I am on my own...as H is working all morning into the early afternoon as well (conveniently). I have next week off so I can watch my mom while she's at my house - we can't leave her alone any more. I always think I'm going to accomplish great things while she's here, old projects and new, but I always run out of time. Between cleaning up after mom and preparing meals, my time is eaten up. Not complaining so much as just stating a fact. I love having my mom with me - it's sad, but it's also nice time well spent. I think that crud with my sisters is what is really bugging me. Thank God I didn't give up drinking.