Well, my sister (Renee) and I worked things out. After taking some time to cool off, I came home, and apologized for snapping at her. I told her that I was sorry, and that I should have done what dad said and gone to him if I had an issue. After that, she showed me how she aranged the room. I had a few minor concerns (where's this going to go, where are we going to plug that in, etc.), but we worked them out. The room is now set up in a way that I think we both can live with. I'll have mom look at it when she gets home, just to make sure we didn't overlook anything, but I really think this is going to work. Mom called while we were aranging (the second time), and I told her we were aranging the room. She responded back, surprised "Together!?" When she gets home, I'll tell her and dad that we argued about it, but we took some time apart to cool off, apologized, and tried again (which is true; that's what we did... kinda...). To all of you who commented, thank you so much! I wrote each of you back individually below. All of you know though, that I didn't break my quit. I didn't even go and look for someone to bum from. I just stayed in the Student Union on the computer until I cooled off. I would have gone in the chat, but the computer in the SU doesn't have Java (a program needed for the chat to run) installed. But yeah, thank you all SO SO SO MUCH!
coach - No, you didn't overstep. I am going to wait a bit before coming to them with it. Like I said, our surrogate brother is visiting this weekend. He has to go back to base (he's a Marine) Sunday night, but he'll be back to visit probably Monday. I probably would have brought it to them at that point.
ChinHi - As I said above, I think we found a way to arrange the room that we can both agree on. When mom gets home, I'll have her look at it and make sure we're not forgetting anything, but I really do think it's going to work.
Brick - Hey, being a Christian means I'm forgiven; it doesn't mean I'm perfect. Even I'll admit to that. And I agree about the quit. Like I said, I'm glad there was no one hanging around campus that smokes. I didn't go looking, but if I had seen someone, I don't know if my willpower would have been strong enough.
Eglswng46 - Like I said above, we both just needed some time to cool off. Once I came home, we discussed it calmly. She had set up the room in a way that was, for the most part, doable. I had a few minor concerns, but we worked them out together. I also apologized for snapping at her, and said that I should have done what dad said and come to him privately so we could work it out. It's all resolved now.
Joppette - I know what you mean. Shortly after my Grandma died (about 10 years ago), her sister came to visit. My sister and I were fighting at one point and she reminded us that we need to cherish eachother, because one day, one of us will be gone, and the other is going to regret fighting all this time. I hate fighting with my sister, and that's why - nothing scares me more than the thought of something happening to one of us while we're mad at eachother.
Commitment - Success is largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go - 04/22/2007 - 10:30 pm
Just keep swimming - Dorie - Finding Nemo