difficult child has an interview in a couple of hours at a fast food restaurant down the street. She has a friend that cleaned up his life years ago and works there. He has already talked to the manager about her and they wanted to interview her ASAP. So, they told him to have her come in today at 4pm, ask for the manager and they will interview her. This would be really, really great if she gets hired!! It has been a bit of a financial burden adding two people to support in our household and business has been really stinking for husband lately. It would really boost her esteem, too, to help support her son. She is also anxious to pay her probation fees. Things here are still fantastic. We have our moments, though - difficult child and I spend every single day together so she gets on my nerves once in a while but I remind myself that I am dealing with normal, pesty grievances (like not cleaning something up, etc) and that is a whole TON better than dealing with her during her addiction. She says it feels fantastic being sober. She wants nothing to do with that POS in jail. She is still dating the officer. husband and I both really like him a lot. Today is his day off so he came over wanting to spend time with her and Connor and then he will take her to her interview later. (She just came in here grinning ear to ear after watching him with her son.) I warned the "children" that it will be a small Christmas this year. I wasn't expecting to feel it in the pocket this much. But both of them couldn't care less. We all are just so happy that we will be together. I plan on putting out every decoration we have and cooking up some good food! Watching Christmas movies and baking cookies...doesn't matter what is under the tree. (I think I am way too hard on myself in this area and I need to get over it. I was the only one affected by the lack of funds this year...) So if you could all please pretzel and rattle those beads I would SO appreciate it!!!!