Thank you for your support and for "listening" to my ranting. I feel much better now. I probably sound like a monster to some people who don't "get" the dysfunctional family thing, but trust me, disinterested third parties have confirmed that it's not me, they really are crazy, and I have to be "a bitch" or go crazy myself.
I have to attend a meeting down South today, it will be a frantic one-day road trip. I don't think I'm driving, so I'm considering bringing something to knit, to take my mind off the Boss's driving. (He's a safe driver, really, it's just somehow nerve-wracking to ride with him.) But the knitting dilemma rears its pointy little head: Do I have any project in the "right" stage for a road trip? The Lamb's Pride shrug? Mohair on black slacks? No way. A sock? And risk losing a dpn under the seat of the van? Nope, that won't work either. I guess I could bring that crocheted pillow cover, it's suitably mindless so I can talk about structural steel while crocheting, and I could probably finish the damn thing on the drive back. It doesn't shed. It doesn't require studying a pattern. Yeah, that sounds like a road trip project, maybe I'll throw it in my bag. I just have to be careful not to overdo it, because the last time I worked on it for a long stretch my wrist started aching. (My yoga instructor said that anusara yoga can really help carpal tunnel symptoms, let's hope he's right.)
6 a.m., time to shower and get moving. This is going to be a very long day.