So my Mom will be here in just a few hours. Despite the fact that I told her it was finals week, that I have a ton of stuff to do for school, that the house is a stye, that easy child works all weekend and the likelihood for her getting to see her or the boys is next to nil....that my house is a stye.....that I have a crapload of stuff for school....... Yes, I know I repeated myself. lol I did it to her too over and over again. But as per usual my mother is both selfish and self centered and nothing else matters except what she wants. If someone had attempted to pull this on her back in the 70's when she was in nursing school she'd have left the house just so they couldn't visit. But her fav line to me is.....Oh, well I managed to go to school full time and keep my house spotless. Uh, no you didn't do a darn thing, not even cook for a solid year. I KEPT THE HOUSE SPOTLESS. grrrr When I say stye, I'm not kidding. Well beyond clutter and long past dirty, even past filthy. STYE. Which reeks as I did just clean the whole downstairs less than 2 weeks ago, except for spring cleaning stuff I didn't have time for. So, we picked it up, cleaned out the trash. OMG how does this family accumulate so darn much trash????? Did I *clean*?? NO. The floors in the kitch and bath really really need mopping. I'm NOT mopping. The upstairs is still pretty much trashed. I'm not touching it until end of quarter. The rec room is jam packed with yard sale stuff and trashed on top of it thanks to husband. Not touching it. The main rooms are no longer even filthy level. She'd better be happy with it. I like to killed myself to get it that clean. When I should've been doing school work instead. To top it off she's coming with my eldest brother whom I happen to despise. As far as I'm concerned he's a waste of human flesh. (although she believes him to be God's gift to the world) Duh Mom there is a reason I haven't seen the man in more than 15 yrs!!! This is the brother who cause much of my abuse as a child. And I don't know if post menopausal, stressed to the hilt, I can put on the mask and make him appear to be welcome in my home. Rest assured I will have him in my sights the entire time he's around my family. Just goes to remind me there is a reason why I moved 2 states away from my family. Vent over. Off to shower now and play my Sims 3 game a bit before they get here to shake off some of this stress and anger.