Oh Yeah, and in the Microcosm...
MIL doesn't live here any more.
The phrase I've used with some of my office staff is "The experiment has proven unsuccessful."
The ones we use with Autisic Brother-in-Law are "Your brother kicked her out because she was too mean," and "She was too mean so your brother kicked her out."
Of course the complicating bit is that this all happened right before she left for yet another extended trip to Brazil. Imagine explaining that much uncertainty to ABIL. (Go ahead...imagine, dammit! That's what I've been doing these past twenty-five minutes!)
Oh and also....
Being The Boss is definitely both RHIR and RHIP (oddly enough I had to explain "RHIR" [but only "RHIR"] to my new boss, The CEO) especially in the face of our Budget Crisis.
This book is still a most excellent read (and quick too.)
I have one amaryllis that definitely will bloom, one that might (I've tried to convince last year's that it's had an entire winter) and three hyacinth bulbs in near-full bloom.
I'm falling into my low time...when the days are noticeably longer but there is still so very much winter left.
Eldest has become such a Teenager.
I'm torn between admiring how much better she does thirteen than I did and wanting to beat her senseless.
Post Scriptum: Special thanks to my one Faithful Reader...it's noticed and appreciated.