HOORAY seedling!!! What fantastic news!
Totally OT, but I spoke to Tabitha and she isn't going to be updating the website anymore. She said she had spoken to some of us about it privately but that it was okay for me to let everyone know here. I thought it might be nice if everyone was on the same page, plus I'm sure she will appreciate not having to say the same thing 20 times!
I started a blog tonight. Thing is, I have told family and friends that I post here, you know, if they wanted to see how I was feeling, etc. but I know none of them have even tried to check it. So I thought I'd start a blog-how hard can it be? I don't know why I am doing it, they aren't going to check it either.
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING IS A LONG TIRADE ABOUT MIL)
Of course my MIL wants to talk to me on IM, but I don't know, I just don't feel like having small talk with anyone right now. Plus she'll ask me about my family and I hate lying and they are being crazy right now and I can't tell her that. So blogs are especially good for people like her. Only she won't read it. Arg.
She is a sweet lady and she is very lonely most of the time and we get along well, but I always end up telling her things I'd rather she didn't know and she tends to ask invasive questions (which I answer
: ) then I battle with her reactions for days and my poor dh should not have to listen to my tirade that would have been avoided if I could just keep my mouth shut.
Plus, I am irritated with her right now for a totally stupid and inappropriate reason. Tain's birthday is March 11. So about a week ago I sent her a birthday list: things we would really like him to have, his clothing size, things we didn't want him to have (mainly books-we are downsizing for a move in summer and don't want to move ANY MORE BOOKS!!!!). She got the e-mail the next day. But she had sent the box already! His birthday is was over a month away! Why send it so early?! But how can I honestly be upset about it? She was doing something nice. I know it is b/c of little things in the past-like my birthday when I was pg with Tain where I specifically asked for no gifts about the baby and she gave me a book about little boys. And I couldn't be mad b/c they had taken us out to dinner at the place of my choice. Like when we had fajitas (FAJITAS!) at my wedding reception when I had told her beforehand that I didn't want food that would spill on my dress. But I couldn't be mad b/c they had paid for it. And of course she tells me about sending Tain's box before she read the e-mail in an e-mail titled "I screwed up again". It's so passive-aggressive. Like any little thing she screws up she beats herself up about so badly that I can't add to it by telling her I am upset (although in this situation I wouldn't tell her anyway). You know, there are people that mourn for the lost days of close kin and multiple generations being close together. I kind of wish I was more isolated! It'd certainly be easier emotionally.