Yes, Candy, that is another way of doing it for sure!
DH has been working long hours 6 days a week to try and get enough money together to send my folks back to SA. I am finding that my patience is being stretched very thin indeed with my folks. They are dragging their heels big time and I am feeling very frustrated. It is like trying to toss a ten ton millstone while it is firmly stuck in very deep mud. I honestly am at the point of wanting to tear my hair out. They have no thought for long term results of their actions, of the fact that my Dad's health is a bit of a time bomb, of the fact that every day they stay here increases the chances of a health related emergency, no thought of the fact that we have to pay more to support them the longer they dawdle here and feel sorry for themselves. Sorry, I am just venting and if you don't like it - don't read it. I am to the point of being ready to CELEBRATE when they leave - I'll get 'round to being sad later! They complain all the time of how tired they are and yet they will not quit doing all the volunteer work at the church or the janitorial work they have been doing to bring in a little income. I even sent them money to cover what they would usually make doing the janitorial work - nope, still won't quit. But, then in the next breath they refuse to do things to prepare to leave because they are too tired or busy. Honestly, I am beyond knowing what to do, except to wait for them to come to their senses. There is nothing else I can do - I can't apply for their travel documents for them, I can only try to encourage them to make reasonable choices. But it seems like whatever I say they will do the opposite. Sometimes I wonder if I told them the opposite of what they should do, if they would then do what is needed. Like two rebellious and naughty brats - my young kids are better behaved and nicer than my parents. I love my parents, but I have a really hard time liking them at the moment.
Whining done for now.
Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
Primal low: 186 lbs
Current weight: 227 lbs
S.T. goals: try thyroid supplementation.
Goal weight: 135 lbs
"I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost.