Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Lot Going On

So, I’ve had plenty to be occupied with lately. My step-uncle moved out in to his own apartment. Mom and step-dad didn’t waste any time turning his former room in to a guest room. Then they painted the living room with a cross between tan and peach with a sort of bronze accent wall. Doesn’t look all that bad. The next room they were going to tackle was the room my brother use to occupy. It is now to be my step-dad’s computer room.

Of course, they can’t do much of anything until my brother and his girlfriend leave. They are staying with us for supposedly a week because they don’t have any place else to go or rather her aunt doesn’t want them in her house while she is away. Anyways, they’re here and I’d be really surprised if they don’t stay beyond a week. My brother got a job today. So, that should help move things along. He never really had a problem getting a job. It was the him staying motivated to keep it that was the problem.

On top of all of this, I’m still fighting with my dad via email. I hate that he acts like he has always respected wishes and how I’m feeling. He’s pretty much done the opposite. For example, there is this Lifetime movie called Prayers for Bobby. It has Sigourney Weaver in it. She plays this mom who is very religious. Her son one day tells her he is gay. She tries to fix him and keeps telling him that its a sin and all that. At one point in the movie, he had moved out and she sent him a sweater for his birthday I think. Along with the sweater were pamphlets about how being gay is a sin. My dad would do that and has done something similar. Last Christmas, along with a few other gifts, he sent me an article out of a magazine about forgiveness: when, how, etc. He was trying to send a very clear message which I did so also. I read the article, highlighted a few passages that helped prove my point, and sent it back. That’s the kind of stuff he does all the time.

Deep down I still have hope we can find equal ground.