The weather here continues to be mild and most of the snow is gone. The sun remains low in the in sky, even at noon. I'm looking forward to the longer days.
I'm home sick today, probably with whatever made Jack sick on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. He recovered quite quickly and I imagine I will too. Jack comes home this afternoon. Even though he keeps us busy, we miss him when he's gone.
My son came over last Saturday for supper. I tried to reach him to ask him if he was coming but couldn't reach him by phone. He showed up about 1:30 in the afternoon when Jack and Poppa were out doing Christmas shopping. He is sober and that's about it. He got angry with me because he said I lied about trying to call him. I have probably five numbers in my phone for him and obviously, I texted and called the wrong number. He only stayed for about thirty minutes but it was a long thirty minutes. He was angry about everything. I did suggest he see a counselor and that was not the right thing to say. So, although he's sober, he has done no work on himself, especially the whole looking at yourself in the mirror part. Everything wrong in his life is my fault.
He scared me enough for me to leave the house and go over to my neighbor's, who was very kind and took me in until my son left. My son stormed out of the house but then had to wait in the driveway until his cab came. He has no license due DUIs and not paying any child maintenance. He threw Jack's gifts in the garbage and left, all the while sending me angry texts.
When he had gone, I fished the gifts out of the garbage and they became gifts from Santa for Jack. My son said he would block me on his phone, but he wants the money he sent me, and then yesterday, he asked if we had any spare furniture for his new apartment. And so it goes.
My son won't look at himself. He said he has no family or friends, which is true, because he has used everybody, both family and friends. It's up to him to make amends to those he's hurt but I'm not holding my breath.
The whole thing upset me for a little bit but really, it's just more of the same with him. I think it upset my hubby more and I'm so thankful Jack didn't have to see any of it; Jack's been through enough.
Otherwise, life goes on. The sun is shining and it's above 0C which is lovely. Two years ago on this date the temperature was -35C. Mild weather makes winter much easier to take.