…is driving me crazy. Those of you who have seen my previous posts know that I have an aunt who lives in an apartment upstairs from my family and she is miserable most of the time and is always butting into our - especially my - business.
I’m just complaining at this point, because there really is not much that can be done about it. She was downstairs in our apartment at 7:30am today, and her loud mouth that was undoubtedly voicing her opinion about something, woke me up. Mind you, I am usually up at this time, but I have been home sick with a doctor’s note, because of severe intestinal issues.
To top it off, our friend of the family (as most of you know) also lives with us, but in OUR apartment. She does not have her own room, because our house is so dang small, so she sleeps on a bed in our dining room. Well, she is always whining about something. Lately, she has been home “sick” with asthma - I say “sick” because she puts herself on bed rest when she gets a hangnail. She has been home from work all week, and she just sits in our living room, the computer on her stomach, and falls asleep in our recliner, sleeping for hours on end. She does absolutely nothing around the house (even when she is well); we (especially ME) do EVERYTHING for her…laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc. If she makes a mess in the kitchen, she leaves it there for someone else to find.
She is extremely obese and that’s part of the reason she does not do anything. She cannot move easily, so she just sleeps and eats and expects us to do the rest.
So basically, I have absolutely no privacy whatsoever. My parents do not seem to care about their own privacy. But I care about my own.
A couple of months ago, I had the rarity of being home alone (or so I thought), so I decided to take a shower. If I shower while my parents are home, I will be disturbed more times than I can count lol. So I wanted to take a relaxing shower, right? WRONG.
There I am, bathing and contemplating life, and there’s a knock on the door. It was my aunt, asking where my parents were. I told her where they were, and I thought she had left. So I didn’t think much of it, got out of the shower, dried off, and decided to take advantage of the fact that I was alone. I walked out of the bathroom in nothing but my underwear, only to discover that she was STILL standing outside of the bathroom. cue me mumbling a long list of profanities under my breath It’s my family that drives me to swear.
I don’t know what to do. I never get time to myself just to think…because I have been home sick, my aunt has taken it upon herself to try to tell me that staying home is not a good idea, because my professors won’t think well of me. Well let me tell you, I could use half the school as professional references for my past work…I REALLY don’t think it will be a problem.
What do I do? How can I handle this? Our friend will be going on Social Security Disability, and once she does, she will be home 24/7. I do not think I can handle anymore. Please pray for me…