Let me backtrack. When I was little, my father used to recite a nursery rhyme to me.
There was a little girl who had a little curlI was told it applied to me. Perhaps it did. I wasn't a perfect child.
Right in the middle of her forehead;
When she was good, she was very, very good,
And when she was bad, she was horrid.
But now, change the gender, and it's Curly. He can be really HORRID. For example, I explain house rules to him, and he basically spits in my face and breaks them. Then he apologizes and seems to be minding, and is sweet to all. The next day, he flagrantly breaks the rules again and has a meltdown when I enforce said rules with consequences.
What mean rules do I have? Two big ones are 1) no eating food outside of the kitchen/breakfast room, and 2) no sneaking friends in through the back at all hours (lets the dog out, lets hooligans in). I know, I know, it's asking a lot. But Curly finds these rules impossible to follow. Did I mention that Curly is almost 19?
So we had a big spectacle last night after I found that Curly had smuggled his druggie buddies into his basement room, plus I found tons of dirty dishes in his room. I told him he needed to leave the house when I left for work today. Much yelling and screaming ensued, especially when I told the buddies to go. There was another fiasco this morning, with Curly having a major fit when I told him time to go, slamming doors and flinging things around. Much drama. And screaming that I didn't give him any warning about leaving and what is he supposed to do all day? (He's working sporadically.) Yeah, yeah, yeah, go tell someone who's sympathetic. Not me. I've heard it. (It doesn't help that DH is out of town this week.)
For some non-Curly venting, I was flossing my teeth & being so good, when I flossed out a filling. The dentisit will see me tomorrow morning.
So - I could use some luck and some quiet times. Happily, my buddy Sharren gave me a nice opportunity when I test tatted her new Shamrock.
Isn't it cute? This is a lovely pattern and a fun tat. Go get the pattern & try it, just in time for St Pat's Day. Thanks, Sharren!
(BTW - has anyone else noticed that Lizbeth does not have any decent green thread? This was the best I had in Lizbeth. I almost resorted to DMC Perle, but just couldn't bear the floppiness of it.)
And, some pretty. The cherry trees are in bloom here. Lovely!