I decided after Saturday's antics from kt & husband's very reactive response to kt's antics that my family needed an attitude adjustment day. I'm being taken for granted. For the most part, this doesn't get to me. However, attitudes pushed me over the edge. No laundry was completed yesterday - nope after kt's very deliberate, very sassy mouth I had no interest in helping her with her laundry. She scrounged out some clean clothes today - good for her. husband joined right in with this attitude. He was miffed (to put it lightly) with kt's antics/behaviors/choices on Saturday. Of course, rather than deal with kt, I was his verbal punching bag. Not a good idea on husband's part. The straw that broke the camel's back was husband telling me that adding a certain ingredient to a very tasty casserole made it nasty. I took the time to make up a menu, bring in the groceries & cook this dinner & then I'm told that one ingredient in the dish made the whole thing taste nasty. I quietly thanked husband for his input. I went on strike yesterday. I had planned a wonderful roast pork dinner with acorn squash & roasted veggies. I was going to bake a caramel apple pie for dessert (a treat for us). However, I found that I didn't care to do any of this; in fact, the attitudes & anger from the previous day exhausted me. I spent the day in my jammies, drank decaf coffee while reading & dozed on & off. This family is going to learn they cannot mess with me. It's amazing how attitudes change; how the love & caring that surrounds you when they think you're going to die suddenly slips away to entitlement & ungratefulness when you don't. In their minds recovery is a walk in the park - NOT! It's going to be another sad day if things don't turn around. I can go days with-o a decent dinner. In fact, somebody mentioned a book about dealing with chronic illness called Cereal for Dinner: Strategies, Shortcuts, and Sanity for Moms Battling Illness - believe I'll pick it up & live by the title. Cereal for dinner is fine with me. Thanks for letting me vent. I'm over my mad - just watching the fallout here. It's not pretty to see husband humbled - he needed it though.