Miss Katie actually looking at the camera. That's how she prefers to wear her mask.
I've changed my blog site and name because my middle daughter found the site and was angry that I had posted an old photo of her on it. On Friday she was doing an online audit, which I didn't even know was a thing, and when she googled my name she came across a comment I had left on someone's blog back in 2015 which brought her to my site.
She's applying at tech companies, I didn't know that, did the online audit, I didn't know that, and was upset with me, I got that part. How she went about it was not that nice but I'm not about to give up blogging because I enjoy it and it helps. So, a new site and a new name. I liked being Lily, now I'm Pixie which I should have thought about more before deciding on that name but there you go.
My middle daughter and I just don't mesh well. She's been angry with me for such a long time; she doesn't like me which is painful to write but true sadly. She is an unhappy young woman who believes that if she makes a lot of money, then she will be happy. I hope one day she figures out that what she wants and needs is already inside her but if she's like me, and she is, it will take her a long time. She prefers to blame me and my exhusband for her unhappiness.
I lay in bed last taking an inventory of myself, good and bad. I tried to find a balance and did for the most part. I'm stubborn, inflexible, judgemental, a control freak and I have anger issues. On the upside, I'm compassionate, kind, hardworking, empathetic and I have a wicked sense of humor. I'm much more patient than I ever used to be and less impulsive. I don't like looking at my flaws but I do. I would prefer to be a gentle, kind soul who was always calm but that's not me. I get angry, especially when I see inequities. So all in all, deeply human, a mixed bag. I fell asleep without obessing about my daughter, a win for me.
Today is my last day of holidays, more time in the garden, another dog walk, some time with Jack and then back into the fray.