Monday, October 15, 2007

a little vent...

My weekend was non-existant. I feel horrible complaining about it, but I can because it's ya'll and I know you love me. :o)

Jeremy's great aunt died in a really bad car accident on Friday. I never got to meet her, but she was a really sweet lady. He was asked to do the funeral and so most of our weekend was spent either with the family or preparing. But that's not what I'm complaining about, really. It's part of being in the ministry.

My complaint is my FIL's family. Ya'll, they are so bad. Like, bad bad. Like, pulling weapons on each other, selling pills, cheating, cussin, mean, lying, horrible people. And I'm being nice. (okay, not really, but I'm definitely not exaggerating.) The lady who died's immediate family is really sweet, but all the rest of them are no count. (That's what my MIL calls them.) :o) We have nothing to do with them at all costs, but there was no avoiding them this weekend. And they definitely put on a show. At least the funeral is today and then I won't have to see them for a while. It sounds horrible, I know, but it's the truth.

So, needless to say, when I had to come in to work an hour early to make up for time lost at the funeral I was in a bad mood. I'm not a morning person to begin with, but I had a serious case of the grumps... and then I read ya'll's blogs and it brightened my day. So now you can spend the rest of the day knowing that you're personally responsible for me not going crazy ballistic on the in-laws that I don't claim. :o)

So, I'm off to actually work. Today's the busy deadline day that I've been mentioning and it's really not busy enough. (as in, peeps aren't getting enough work in to me and things are totally not going to get done on time - but as long as it's not my fault...)

Happy Monday!! :o)

6 comments:

NCChris said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Jeremy's great-aunt. What a suuden way to lose her! Hang in there --- I know you can't have a great day (who could under the circumstances), but I hope you get through it with a minimum of knife fights! :P Take care and {{{HUGS}}}
-Chris

Ro said...

Sorry about your loss...but try and be strong today.
I hate that you have to deal with them folks but believe me everyone has some crazies in their family....
Laugh internally and move on......because you probably won’t be seeing them anytime soon (fingers crossed)
Have a great day (or as good as possible)

Amanda said...

I'm so sorry about your loss! That is a horrible way to lose a loved one. As for the no count family, we have that too, so don't sweat it. The one in my family isn't the weapon pulling, selling pills type, but they are thieves and don't think they are. So at least you know it's not just your FIL family that's crazy. :) Hang in there and make it through today and you will be fine!

WeightBGone said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss in your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!

Randi said...

Here's the deal, everyone has somebody like that in the family. Just to greater degrees than others. All you can do is try and be a good role model to them if they care to look and say a prayer when you think of it. AND STAY FAR AWAY THE REST OF THE TIME! Don't feel guilty. You have to look after yourself and if they make you uncomfortable, then avoid them! I always say, that once you're a grown-up, you don't have to do anything you don't want to do.
Sorry about your loss! (and the loss of your weekend!)

Candace said...

Sorry to hear of the loss. It is nice that someone who knew her could facilitate the ceremony. Take care and good luck on the deadline - I'm right there with you, sister.