- I have this one family member who lives in T-s and comes "back home" once or twice a year to do things. Now, I can respect slipping in and out of town so you can get things done, and sometimes you need to do that. However, unless there is something pre-planned, I never see her during these trips because I only hear that she has free time at the last minute. The last invite I got was a year or two ago when the invite was literally "So and so is in town, we are going to have lunch tomorrow and everyone will be there." Like, I was literally the last one to be invited. I did not bother to attend.
When LO and I were in T-s, the family member got demonstrative on FB and said something to the effect that she would have driven to meet LO and I. I did not respond in time because our schedule was already tight and last minute (and it wouldn't have been reciprocated anyway).
You will never guess who was in town recently. She visited my parents one day and then my brother and sister at another event. Oh well. I called that.
- Talking about my sister. She inadvertently but painfully precipitated a shitty start to my weekend. I get a VM from my Dad on Friday saying that he has an important question for me after work. So anyway, he calls again at 9 that night and here is me thinking that there is some emergency. Nope. My parents were riled up because 1) I don't have a car and how can you not have a car (they like having problems to dwell on) and 2) my sister invited them to the (former) family vacation cabin this weekend and wouldn't I like to come. (I should mention here that my parents are giving my sister and her husband the vacation house -- with my blessing, nach, as my brother and I do not want it.) I get an hour of haranguing from my parents on those two themes. Just exactly what I needed to hear on a Friday night after a long week.
I was giving my sister the benefit of the doubt about riling up my parents until my sister chirpily texted me the next day with, "I wish you would reconsider, you could see the kids, etc. etc." It was then I realized I had to set the record straight, so tersely texted her back and say that I have been to the vacation house enough and it's definitely not a place I wanted to go in my free time after a hard week. (Also, sent the message to preclude any future involvement with the place other than settling the future estate when that time comes.)
Do not feel bad for my sister, she is also the same person who earlier this year had her 40th birthday party in Ireland and invited my brother and his wife and did not say a word to me. Anyway, I did not hear back.
Other than that... my neighborhood has been blissfully quiet this weekend and I got to clean my place (which ironically don't have the time to do during the regular work week). I'm also setting up some stuff on ebay, as I have some clutter to cleanout.
Something something about being uncomfortable to generate change.
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