I don't like errands from my mother in law. She wants me to take, develop and mail a 4x6 photo of the boys. When I said I can email her some pictures, she gave me a million reasons why that wouldn't work. Sure put the burden on me! So I gave her my honest answer and told her I didn't like having to do those things, as it is not as easy as one would think... drive here, there, boys in and out of the car, my travel time etc.
I don't live in a little city, I live in a sprawled out place and who develops pictures anymore? A task like this will end up taking me the better part of an afternoon. Really, this is what I need just because she is unwilling to develop a picture from her email? Why am I tasked for her?
This drives me nuts and as I just smiled and didn't say anything else, I know in my heart I will not do this. I will send her some photos online and suggest she have them printed off of snapfish or any other online printing source.
Reality is that I am very busy! I constantly struggle with time for schooling, keeping house.. laundry, making meals, and oh yeah, I also do consulting for a small family restaurant, working on a Reiki Training for May, considering co-creating a homeschool co-op, trying to network and find resources like raw milk, CSAs, food co-ops, trying to daily improve our health and well being... making gifts for people via knitting, managing finances, planning our trips and such... I mean I am busy! There are more things going on and I don't need other people's errands. Please don't task me for your sake. I have so many projects on my plate and I have 3 people in this family besides me that take precedent.
BTW... when I was able to send photos to them now and then long time ago, less on my plate actually, they didn't appreciate them. I received a huge stack of photos I had given them back. So where is the justice here?
Ugh ugh. That is all I have to say for today.