Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs
So I'm a bit heart broken as the eggs I was counting on for the NYD are not going to work out. I dropped the ball. I look forward to this hatch so much, helps de~stress the holidays. I was already in a crappy mood. The eggs I had lined up are really what I needed and counted on for breeding forward.
Thanksgiving with the in~laws can be so overwhelming, I leave there feeling like a punching bag, the amount of disrespect that is displayed toward me, my children, husband and to each other….never ceases to shock and amaze me.
I'm thinking hard on some advice given to me by a dear friend which was…'If you wanna be offended……go ahead.' So I'm trying hard to choose NOT to be offended, to shrug my shoulders and think 'people are odd' and move along.
AND YES! I shopped yesterday. We stuck through Thanksgiving Dinner, had dessert, helped clean up and said our good byes. We were home before 6 so….why not?
Originally Posted by stake
Sorry about the hatching eggs....and relatives can be a PIA....I've found it useful to push back and not worry if somebody takes offense(yeah, its the delco in me)...if nothing else, they will usually measure what they say to you more carefully....
Awww sorry your eggs aren't working out.
This is my first time on BYC for new years. I was seriously thinking about trying to figure out some hatching eggs myself and borrowing my Aunt's incubator. (hoping Santa will bring me one for Christmas too!)
But I don't really have the room this year. Should probably wait till next year and I'll have things in order a bit better.
As for relatives, yeah, they can be a real pain. I've got a Brother-In-Law in particular who went totally off the deep end this past year. I and quite a few other "normal" relatives are quite relieved actually. We no longer have to pretend and bite our tongues and "play nice" with someone we all agree is a total ******* from the depths of HELL. He won't even look at any of us any more let alone be stupid enough to show his face at our homes, shame for my sis as she's sorta stuck in the middle. But, hey, she married him not me.
Everybody was working all around Thanksgiving this year so da Hubby and I, kids, and Mom and her boyfriend went up to Genetti's in Hazleton yesterday for dinner. Was really nice, no stress, no mess. Everybody got to dress up and go out. And it relieved us of the awkwardness of having to invite anybody or not with the tension with the Brother-In-Law.
Only problem is we're all missing the leftovers. So this Sunday I am doing a big dinner at home with the works and inviting my brother and his family. It's not "technically" Thanksgiving so I don't have to feel bad not inviting the sister and trying to figure out how to politely tell her to leave the ******* she married at home. I'm calling it an Opening Day of Rifle Season celebration. Sis won't be interested in that anyway since they don't hunt.
Ain't family grand? XD
Edited by Katt66 - 11/29/13 at 8:14am