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Families, Food, & Stress

Sunday, July 20, 2008

We just finished a long (LONG) weekend of family reunion/wedding/events - with most events centered around food. And too much family drama to relate. And wonderful times with nieces and nephews I rarely see.

So while this was my family, my DH is the one who was stressed - because he doesn't know all of these people, because he feels like he has to be on good behavior - and I know exactly how he feels because I feel like that with his family.

But my niece (the bride), and her two brothers, had the most stress waiting for their mother (my crazed sister) to either say or do something inappropriate or mean or whatever. All three took turns being the one to drink way too much. All three took turns having hangovers.

And my sister, miraculously enough, was relatively well behaved. Other than treating our 51 yr old brother to several face-smooshing pinches (sister is 55 - why does she have to act like the matriarch???) plus the no-win comment of "oh, you're talking to me!" she actually was almost normal.

I think our family time is over. DH and I had a quiet afternoon of shopping. We'll pack tonight and fly out tomorrow. Family time is over. Eating more than I need, or eating things I shouldn't, is over. We'll go on our adventure vacation and have fun, just the two of us.


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