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Crazy Busy

September 23rd, 2008 at 09:21 am

...I feel like I am drinking from a firehose lately. I am typing this at 2:15am...can't sleep, for some reason my brain won't stop planning and thinking and making to-do lists...

We just wrapped a week of (offsite)planning at my job. This year I pulled double that I am a participant, I have more prep and involvement in the planning session...

But I am still transitioning some of my old responsibilities I also did the hotel and meal coordinations, reservations, preparations, purchasing, organzing, and took all the minutes and notes...

Needless to say, I was very tired at the end of the week. To top it off, NOW there is all the fun that piled up and waited while I was gone for a week. Ugh. It will be several days before I am back into some form of routine.

Lots of birthdays, a couple of weddings, a baby shower, babysitting, and doctor appts for my mom in between.

Then there was registering for school and purchasing the books.

In my free time, I am trying to knit a baby blanket. (call me crazy, I do) far I am about a month into it and only a third of the way done...but it is my forced relaxation.

You know its bad when I am too exhausted to go camping....which I was this past weekend.

I will be getting my first paycheck with the new salary this week. I am going to help my son and his wife with college expenses this semester...they have both recently decided to go back to school to better their there goes the extra money that I would have from the first couple of paychecks...but it is money well spent if it helps them get re-engaged in bettering themselves.

The hubs wood business has kicked into high gear with the anticipation of a very cold winter. He has a long list of clients who have ordered their firewood. There was ZERO advertising this year...all repeat customers and word of mouth...and he will be working hard all fall to get all of the orders filled.

Thankfully, I have the first two weekends of October planned that will allow some much needed downtime and rest. The first weekend is a girls only trip to the coast for 3 days with two good friends. (We will clebrate both of their birthdays while there) The second weekend is a getaway with the hub and another couple to a rented home at a local resort...(no kids or parents invited!!) Can't wait.

Survived the LUAU...but I need advice for the mess my FIL created...

September 2nd, 2008 at 01:38 am

It was a great party, great turnout, lots of food, drink..the weather was a nice 70ish...Everyone, especially the hub- who is now 40... had a great time!

We DID go over budget for some last minute expenses...but not enough to worry about.

My one bothersome point was that the hubs father who came solo..(he and wife were camp she stayed behind to host...he came solo) They have been married for a little over 2 years. She is 50, he 68.

HE got very intoxicated, made many comments (not-very complimentary) about his wife. Suggested they were heading for divorce...and then proceeded to hit on at least 5 women at the party from age 52- age 22!! And two of them are married ...I learned the following day that they all were pretty offended.

I knew about two..One told me not to worry about it...she just took care of it herself..another left with her husband right after..but I MADE my husband apologize to her and her husband before they left.

The hub and I were not aware of most of dads obnoxious behavior...I tried to clean up after him as much as possible, apologizing for his obnoxiousness...but this is not the first time he has acted like this...just never to this degree before.

A little history...there is no love lost between FIL and I primarily because he is so obtuse. It has caused many bumps in the road and I have refused to spend time with the hubs extended family because of FIL. This was the FIRST time I have been around most of them since MIL died 6 years ago. SO...I was also trying not to make waves because it was the HUBs big party.

So, here I am a few days later...FIL has gone home to call to apologize (I am sure in his eyes, he was the hit of the party...gag)

So what do I do at this point? Ive apologized to the ladies...the youngest is my soon to be new Son-In Law's younger sister and their family is NOT happy that he hit on her (she had a little too much to drink but was definately not asking for his attention.She was trying to be polite since it was her brothers new family relative...unfortunately, I didnt find out about this one today when my daughter enlightened me)

These two families will be getting together for upcoming holidays...wife is unaware...and SILs family is angry with him. I don't want to wait until we are all in the same room singing Silent Night to address it. But I don't want to be the one to tell the wife...and I do not want the new family feeling like we think this is acceptable.

Where would you start? What would you do?