Dear God, the sun is shining.
Literally, we have not seen that thing for over a week. I cannot believe the difference in my mood, INSTANTLY.
We are heading off to my MIL's for a little 'Family Game Night'. Of course, this is the 2nd game night in two months and the thought has crossed my mind that I would rather not participate. But my MIL has this thing where if we don't all get together, all 40 of us, at least once a month? She ends up in the hospital. I'm not kidding. If her kids and their family dare to ignore her repeated requests for dinner, game nights, birthday parties for every 3rd cousin this side of the Mississippi, she comes down with these unexplained illnesses and ends up in the hospital where we are forced to come together anyway. So, it's just easier to go play a few games and keep her happy because I hate hospitals.
Does anyone watch Everybody Loves Raymond? Picture his mother, times 10, and you get the idea. My husband is Raymond, the favored one, so we are really on the hook for these monthly shin-digs.
There are certain benefits to being married to an Irish Catholic man and his huge family, but there are also definite draw-backs, especially for a girl who was raised with basically NO extended family that NEVER got together. Quite an adjustment - an adjustment I'm still making after 15 years.
So, think of me, Internet friends, playing round after round of Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit, Canasta and Taboo until my head spins. All in the name of keeping my MIL out of the hospital. That's true love, folks.
What are you doing this weekend?
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Posted by Angie at 1:05 PM