Sunday, February 20, 2011

searching for snow

our sil and nephews are coming here today on a visit from florida. this is the widow of my bil who died two years ago next month. the nephews (each a year older than my two kids) have been here once before w/ their dad about 4-5 yrs ago. the sil hasn't been to this house. the only other time they were all here in nc was about 11 years ago, soon after the boy was born, when we lived in the trailer. the girl was 3 yrs old at the time and she beat up her cousin (who was a year older and a foot taller). good times.

i am looking forward to seeing the boys even though we really do not know them at all. my heart hurts for them since my bil died. my sil? yeah, well, to be honest we've never really warmed up to her or gotten along w/ her. she is abrasive. she is a know-it-all. she is vague. they will be here sometime today.....not really sure what time. really?

her whole reason for this trip was for the boys to see snow. hmmmm.......does she ever watch the weather channel? here in nc this weekend (and into this coming week) we are having weather w/ highs 20 degrees above normal. it was in the 70s here this weekend. our lows are what our highs normally are. yeah, freaky.

i hope she doesn't talk about my bil. i don't know that the hubs could take that. the whole thing is just a mess. they were not getting along well at all before he died, like for years hadn't been getting along. like divorce was probably in their future not getting along. this is one of the many reasons why you do not tell all your shit to your family. but, the bil was famous for that...getting everyone in on his business. their sister does the same thing. oy vey.

i hope it is a painless visit.


Hotch Potchery said...

Ugh for awkward family stuff.

Annabelle said...

Oh sugar sugar. I feel for you.

Hopefully y'all can focus on the boys. Tell her to go, get her nails done, shop or something. Tell her she's earned a break and to go relax. Anything to get her out for a while. Maybe ?

Good luck.

only a movie said...

Killing with kindness usually works. Hang in there.

Was thinking about you today before you posted. Hope all is well otherwise.


Fragrant Liar said...

Yeah, I'm with Only a Movie. Kill her with kindness. Maybe that will make the whole visit tolerable.

Annabelle said...

How did it go?