Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Another change

By human nature I am a creature of habit. It's not that I don't like change, as I do. I'm a Gemini - we love change. However, there are certain situations that I do not deal with well. Por ejemplo people.

If you recall, our cleaning lady Elvie is pregnant, and had to stop working with us recently. Thank goodness I had the disaster of the electricity to keep my mind occupied as the weeks leading up to her final day were tormenting me. Serioiusly. I grew so attached to her, and was very sad that I wouldn't be seeing her on a daily basis. A tad dramatic. I know.

The good news is we have her cousin working with us. In all honesty her cousin is actually a much better cleaner than Elvie. However, Elvie had my trust, and her cousin will now have to earn it. After our incident with our awful cleaning lady last year it's sad for me to say you now have to earn my trust. I'm sure she will, and I hope I'm not wrong. I really like her... :)

Another change coming is that my Dad and Joy will be leaving us for Canada next week. Very sad for me as they've been with us for about 10 months. Unfortunately, Joy's health is really not doing well, and she needs to go home to Canada and receive the help that can be offered to her on that side. Well, if it weren't for that reason I would be even more sad. The selfish part of me is going to miss them so much, but now is not a time for me to be selfish. I'll just have to get used to the idea. That's all. Actually, we will be going home with them as well for a surprise visit for my mom's 50th birthday!! Can't wait !!!

What about you guys? Are you okay with change? Or do you relish the thought like myself?? 


KfromMichigan said...

Change is good .. if it's for the better! Not always the way tho. I'm not one on big changes. I'm sure you will miss them, but phones and skype are close by.

Anonymous said...

I get freaked out by change. We've been through a lot of change in my family in the last five years, and it's hard for me to think back on the past without being sad. I don't know when the next time I see my family will be... might be more than a year. That's hard for me.

I'm glad Joy is going to get great care in Canada :) and I hope your new cleaning lady works out!

shannon said...

For the most part I resist change.I
like 'life' to stay the same! How silly is that?!

Your step Mom will get the greatest of care I am sure when she returns home.

Have a great visit when you return home!

Good luck with the new cleaning lady, I am sure she will work out!

VisitLaManzanilla said...

Change is good! And your cleaning person will soon be back and then you'll get to be auntie to a lovely new baby! We are getting ready for our cleaning person (yolanda's) daughter's 3 year-old party. It's been a great highlight of our life here to be so close with yolanda and here family and I'm honored when her daughter runs to me yelling, "tia, tia,tia!"

Jackie said...

Change can be hard...especially when it's unexpected or something that you don't want. When we're forced to accept change, it becomes even more difficult. The kinds of changes you're experiencing are not easy, that's for sure. Hang in there. Stay positive and you'll see how everything is going to work out.

Anonymous said...

I, too, find it hard at times to deal with change though I am a Gemini as well! :) I hope that your step-mother gets better soon.