Well, this cold hit me pretty hard as of Thursday night.
So hard that I called in sick on Friday and have done nothing until this morning.
Thank the Gods that UPS dropped this off Thursday night as well!!
So I have been awash in Time-Lordy Goodness for the last two days!!
In other news, we participate in a “Secret Santa Gift Exchange” with both families every year, and for Husbandji’s side we decided to decrease the dollar amount spent on the gifts, as the economy was hitting some family members harder than others.
Regardless, it came as no surprise to me at all, when we heard from Husbandji’s brother “M”, that they had decided that, even with the dollar amount decrease, they would not be participating in it this year.
What WAS a complete surprise, was that they were planning on celebrating IW’s (Idiot Wife’s) birthday at a local pizza parlor AGAIN this year at their expense, in early December!!
These people are basically living at the poverty level. They can’t afford to participate in a family tradition, which given their financial situation, I can understand.
But they can afford to spend money that they don’t have on a pizza party, and it isn’t even a landmark birthday!!
She’s turning 61!!!!!
The members of the family who have heard about this are just shaking their heads.
It’s just another example of M showing to his side of the family, that his own little “nuclear family” consisting of himself, IW and her side of the family, is more important to him than his own brothers and mother.
I told Husbandji that I was surprised that we were even being invited to the birthday party, but, Husbandji assumes that the reason that we are, is so that IW will receive more presents!
Husbandji also had to come to Tiamat’s rescue last night over a matter of dire importance.
Tiamat had been babysitting The Darling Nephew at her house yesterday, and the little imp has somehow managed to screw up her television!!
And since television is as necessary to Tiamat as air, Husbandji had to rush right over to fix it!
Later that evening, after he had gotten home, I could hear him on the phone with someone.
When I asked him who he was talking to, he replied “My mother”.
I said to him, “Your mother, whom you just SAW an hour ago?!”.
He said, “Yeah, I was calling to say Good-Night to her before she went to bed”.
Let’s all say it together boys and girls:
That’s all I have for now kids!
But this Thanksgiving should provide me with plenty of tales to tell, as we are eating with Husbandji’s family this year, and as always, Tiamat will be in attendance!!