It is so good to be back in the good ol USA again...whew. My Christmas really sucked, to say the least. My evil sister had the family over for Christmas Eve so
H & I were going to my parent's house on Christmas Day. When we phoned to say we were going over, it turned out they were on their way to my brother's house and my evil sister was going to be THERE, too! So, mom and I got into a bit of a tiff and we ended up not going anywhere at all. In fact, we sunk to the lowest of lows by doing laundry. No wonder I hate the holidays.
We left for Ireland on the 26th and didn't get home until this past Monday. As you can only imagine, it was a bit too much family time for me. It is just too hard for me to be polite and not start my cocktail hour at an early hour for 2 whole weeks. We stayed a week at H's brother's house near Dublin...they have 3 little boys (OMG, the SCREAMING!) and I nearly went mad except that I talked H into buying a bottle of wine every evening. My sister in law is one of those La Leche (sp?) women so she is into the whole "kids need to be breastfed until they go to college" mindset. Having a kid walk up to mommy and ask to please have a drink kind of gets me wierded out. I know it's natural and all...but do I have to be there to see it???
The second week we went to the west coast to attend H's father's anniversary mass. Much to my surprise, all of the kids and breasts came too! So, not much peace and quiet in the west of Ireland, I'm afraid. I was about a nut case by the time we were back in Dublin and getting on the plane. The weather was pretty bad (gale force winds/flooding/snow/rain) so I couldn't even escape for a walk. As well, H got the flu so he was in no shape to 1) go to the pub or 2) listen to my bitching. I think my plastic smile is nearly wiped off now that I am home and able to scream the f word when I feel like it. Let's just say the whole holiday season basically sucked. I didn't even get any good presents. No MP3 player, no horse stuff, (no horse period! LOL), no clothes. H gave me 2 maglights, a book (a good book, but nonetheless...!), 2 calendars (one for work and one for home), and some Bath & Body Works stuff. I know, I am an ungrateful bitch. I just thought MAYBE there MIGHT be a chance for an MP3 player despite the housebuilding. Oh ya, my parents gave me a picture of THEM! LMAO...I think it is so funny since we had the big tiff on Christmas Day. I get a huge kick out of stuff like that..wierd, eh? It is a good pic of them, professional and all, but ummmmmhi? Sometimes I think the people closest to me (H, parents, etc.) don't really know me at all. How could I get NO horse stuff at all???
BTW, I really want to blog more...I like it! I was having a difficult time keeping up b/c I had to do it at work since my home pc is still in the flintstone age. WELL, guess who just bought for herself with her Christmas bonus a new fancy schmancy laptop with wireless internet for home use??? It just arrived yesterday so I should be online and blissfully blogging very soon. YEAH! Hey, I figure I made it thru the in-lawfest AND didn't get any good/fun presents for Christmas so why not. I may even figure out a way to buy an MP3 player for the gym, too. I am def. mid-lifing. Next will probably be a Corvette.