Hi everyone! I survived the Halloween party and everyone loved my impersonation of Queen Elizabeth (current queen, not the first). There were far fewer people this time and I was really worried for a while. Finally, people showed, but many who promised to be there didn't. (One told me this morning she thought it was next weekend and was completely bummed she had missed it). DD16 wants two parties next year - on for her friends and one for mine. I'm not invited to her party, "You just be there as adult supervision."
I am glad she wants to have parties. The xBFF, who for the past two years has had a party the weekend after mine is not having one this year. I think she wanted to take over Halloween and it didn't work. I have too many friends that she doesn't know.
Sunday, we did not go to church in the morning. Because DD goes willingly every weekend, I let her off the hook on those 2 to 3 times there is a late night event on Saturday. She did go to youth group. When I dropped her off, the x and the other woman were not there, but I saw some documents which will probably be given to me Tuesday. I did not look through them, but they were right there at the front entrance and the top sheet was a Quicken report with what purports to be DD's medical expenses. Unless it turns out that there are actual receipts underneath, that will not be good enough. Anyone can type anything into Quicken. Anyone can type anything into an Excel spreadsheet. It can still be the same bad data presented differently. It is also possible that it is entirely accurate down to the penny! I just have no way of knowing. If all I get is Quicken data, it will be the third attempt to collect without documentation. I am tempted to hand everything over to a fraud investigator.
I did B&B and with the party expenses, it is ugly. Even so, I want to pay off the debt to the x (and there is approximately 99% chance I owe him something).
Tonight's essentials: return library book, financial paperwork, put away some Halloween (goal = one bin per day), and work on some crocheted baby items.
I would rather deal with pessimists than people who are convinced that positive thinking solves everything.LadyMaverick
: I wish you had a better birthday. I'm so sorry about the dog.