Tuesday, 31 May 2011
The outlaws set off to Bodrum for the day early this morning, to meet up with old friends for breakfast and lunch. Pity they didn't think to leave the small gas bottle behind and the pots and pans, so that I might have been able to cook something.
When they arrived home this evening, FIL said he had meant to bring the small gas bottle back to the house to use last night, and again today but he had forgotten.....yeh right! And just as he was saying this Mr A arrived home on his motorbike, with his large suitcase and a large gas bottle (how he managed it I don't know). So I said to FIL "you don't need to worry now, I have gas so now I can cook...oh and by the way I'll want my pots and pans back in the morning."
You see...I'm listening to advice from good friends and I'm being more assertive. And it feels good.
I brought some packets of seeds back from England to plant in the garden, and they were sitting on the windowsill in the kitchen. FIL picked them up and asked what they were. I told him. He explained to MIL. She asked if she could have them to plant in her parents garden in Sivas. I would normally have just handed them over...but I just smiled sweetly and said "Unfortunately no, I brought them to plant in our garden". She did look a bit shocked...this assertiveness is working! I'm taking back some control...and its about time!
I spent about 10 minutes out on the balcony with Mr A and the in-laws, but as I appeared to be talking to myself most of the time, I decided I didn't want to be ignored any longer, so I excused myself, saying that I had important things to do on my laptop, so I'll leave you all to catch up. I have decided that if I'm not being included in conversation, then why waste my time when I could be doing something more enjoyable.
So here I am...writing this post...actually feeling quite happy for a change.
So today was better than yesterday after all!