I stood my ground last night telling dad that my doctor’s orders where to not take the medications without a visit to her first. This diffused the situation somewhat getting a professional involved. I told him to call her and talk to her and if she said to take them then I would. Dad was so pleading, though. It was almost pitiful. “Do it for my birthday!” he kept saying. The peer pressure is almost incomprehensible. “I can’t take the police showing up at my door about you acting crazy,” he also said. When have the police ever had to come to his door about me? I told him I loved him and asked calmly for him to leave – that I needed to go to bed. I have a busy day of work ahead of me and plan on working really hard to make up for my lapse yesterday. I feel much, much better this morning.
I also talked to my brother on the phone last night about what has been going on. We are not very close and only talk maybe once a year, but he was very earnest in wanting to hear what I had to say. “I don’t want to get caught in between you and dad, though,” he told me. “But I am glad you are listening to your new doctor. I was aghast at the amount of medications you were taking previously as well. I thought you must be seriously mentally ill by what dad had told me and for your medication levels to be so high. I am sorry for getting involved.” I told my brother I wanted him involved and for us to be closer – that I needed his help.
Oh, Dear Caramel…
Stacey kept Caramel for me last night. I HAD to get a good night’s sleep and I couldn’t take the puppy whimpering all night. Stacey was overjoyed to do this. Yesterday, Stacey went and got some Wee Wee Pads for the puppy and we put them down in the laundry room. Luckily, the puppy has been using them to go to the bathroom. I am hoping with Maggie’s influence and teachings, she will soon learn to use the dog door. Maggie naturally took to using the dog door without having to be taught. I was lucky on that regard.
Maggie’s motherly instincts have really kicked in, though. It is very endearing to see her dote over that little Boston Terrier. She will herd her around the house and will whine and whimper when the puppy whimpers as well. Maggie would have made a good mother if I would have let her have puppies one time. Maggie seems to be very worried and concerned about our new addition not fitting in just yet. It will just take time.
Well, I am off for work. It is 4:30am and I better get my lunch fixed and head out the door. I know I will have lots of work to do this morning.