I LOVE Hilton Head! I want to live there! Went for 6 days with-some HS friends for 6 days. OMG, just in the nick of time. Thought I was going to lose my mind. Seriously worried about myself. Realized how much I miss my old friends. We ate and ate and ate and drank and drank and drank (wine). Toured a lot--Charleston, Savannah, Hilton Head areas. Too cold for the beach but I took a dip in the pool, which was heated ... 48 degrees outside, steam rising from the 90 degree pool. Great seafood, shopping, no time for reading. I hate coming home to real life. It was crash and burn. Computer crashed, just when I had a legal deadline for my invesntment fiasco issues and I harped on my friend to get me my computer (he was doing it for free) but it was in worse shape than I thought, then he got sick, so I stayed up until midnight scanning things, FedEx'd a document overnight, had a conference call, only to be asked the same questions over again and be told they hadn't read anything yet! Grrr. Today's headline was My Man--bankrupt, owing $5 million. I bought an extra copy of the paper for my cousin, since it was her money (no, not $5 million! just a bit of that, but enough to live off of for a yr). I will show her tomorrow. The fun never ends. Dad is now in the dementia unit. His Alzheimer's has progressed beyond the point where he can safely be left alone. Tried to leave the bldg in PJ top only ... below zero and snowy in MN. Little sister stayed up all night with-him, walking the hallways, he was so agitated, finally went to sleep, then took him to her house last night while his assisted living apt is closed downstairs and he is moved upstairs to lockdown. Today she rearranged the furniture so it would look as much like his old apt as possible, but she was dreading the transition, because he will figure it out at some point. Poor thing; I wanted to fly up to help her but she just told me yesterday, and I have a court case Mon (cousin's caregiver who didn't show up in the middle of the night but faked her time card and billed us anyway). Anyway, sister made instant judgment call, which I agree with, but of course, other siblings disagree. Don't know what planet they're on where they second guess what would happen if Dad were not in lockdown. Better to freeze to death and become a news item, eh? Back end of donkeys.easy child got a speeding ticket and has to take a class and pay yet another fine; husband and I have been arguing and we are just way overcommitted and stressed out and taking it out on one another (in fact I had a major tantrum the other night, which I haven't done for yrs); one of the cats got out last night and we were as scared as she was (actually, that was a good thing, because it brought us together to work toward a common goal, odd as that may sound); Assistant Principal called me Fri to say that difficult child was in ISS for fighting with-another kid but they both admitted they shouldn't have done it and are still friends (boys--argh!), and he's also in ISS Mon for same issue, plus science teacher had an issue. difficult child refuses to do any homework in general so ISS is actually a blessing.Today I signed up difficult child for baseball and he refused to go to an indoor clinic (held indoors despite the fact it was 55 and sunny, just gorgeous) he sat on bleachers so we told him no computer, no phone, he couldn't have cared less. Strangely enough, he came home and did his science homework! Go figure!!!Good news is that: my sciatica is a bit better and I made Thanksgiving/Christmas Dinner for us tonight. Sort of a re-do because the holidays were so messed up. It was very good, and I put dried cherries in the stuffing instead of raisins. I highly recommend it! Discovered that Bisquick now comes gluten free. I got a massage Friday, only $30 because it's a new place. The therapist lost track of time and worked on me for an hr-and-a-half! I finished the 2nd mural at the assisted living ctr and got a commission for another bldg, to start Tuesday.Missed you all. Thought about you all a lot. So sorry this is formatted strangely--I've tried twice and can't get it to work.