Man, I'd hate to be Valerie's nemesis. Nancy just pointed out that her nemesis is a mountain, that doesn't talk to her (and of course never emails, either).
A couple years ago I was driving home from North Carolina on Route 29 and missed a turn. I drove 18 miles down the wrong road before I noticed my mistake. My excuse is that I was distracted by the program I was listening to at the time.
:-/ sorry to hear that. Was hoping that would have been settled for a while.
What made it worse was that my car told me to get off at the next exit, and since I thought the car was wrong, I turned off the directions and kept right on going.
Gee, I don't think I have a nemesis. Unless you count the mischief I cause myself. Am I missing something?
Well, Charlie, the reference is to my sister, with the latest email just being the finest in a long string of toxic emails over the last 6+ months. And, while, I am confident that I have done my very best to respect my mother's wishes, my heart aches over the loss of even the superficial relationship I had with my sister previously.
And, believe me, I can relate to the self-destructive thing! :)
Well, alas, my poor sister passed away some 12 years ago. We were never close, and she may have been something of a nemesis when we were young, but really I never gave her much thought after I was grown and moved out.
Sorry to hear of your situation. Very difficult to have strained relationships within the family. I had some testy ones with my parents, resolved gradually over time, with my father more or less by my early 40s, with my mother only maybe the last 5 or 6 years she was alive. The turning point with my mother was actually when my sister died. Maybe because I was all she had left? Hard to say, but we got to be pretty good friends. Too bad it didn't start until she was 80!
Makes me realize how nice everyone in my family is to each other. Perspective is always good.
And, so sorry your sister is making your life unhappy. :-(
Wow, I actually know somebody with an evil twin...
J-J! I almost wrote something along that line earlier, but I couldn't. Thanks for doing it for me. ;-)