Monday, August 19, 2013

Welcome back, bitch

I am home. Almost. We're at Josh's parents' house because our summer renters are still at our apartment. It's very weird being here. Why does everyone shout here? Too much English.

In the car on the way here from the airport Josh told me that he would not allow things to go back to the way they were with my sister. I think some of that Italian machismo vibe rubbed off on him in Europe, because the way it came out was so serious and firm. In the past he's always been so hands-off with my sisters and just followed my lead. Not really hands-off, but like never opposed me on any thing with them.

When we walked in, nobody was there. I wanted to see Alex's bedroom to see if she'd kept it neat. It was ... okay. The bed was almost made, all her dirty clothes were mostly contained, the towels were hung up, and her stuff was not a wreck on the dresser. Josh told me it was like that because Laurie kept her word and was the slavedriver she promised to be.

I was sitting on the dresser and Josh was on the bed when Alex came in. Talk about scaring the shit out of someone! Al looks taller. It was weird to be together again. All the anger deflated out of her while we were gone. It was like Al was almost humble. Weird.

Kind of wish we didn't have to deal with her right away. I am too tired and jet-lagged to be fully on guard and am just not ready.


Lil'Sis said...

welcome home:)

tlk1215 said...

Welcome back!

Nina said...

glad you're back, safe and sound!

also glad that Alex has mellowed.