Lordy help me.....

  1. OK. I don't know how I got sucked into this, but I did.

    Things haven't been pleasant in my home lately. I can count on one hand the words my husband and I have spoken to each other since Thursday night. We just kind of co-exist here in this house, 2 people who pass by each other, without speaking, minimal eye contact, etc.

    And somehow, we are obligated to attend a dinner with his mother tonight. This woman I do not terribly like on a good day, and today of all days, I have to endure her torture. I just feel like my bulls**t threshold is very low, and I don't know if I can make it through dinner without snapping.

    So think of me tonight, dinner is at 6:30. If no one has heard from me by about 9:00, you may wanna send out a search party!

    :kiss Heather
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  3. by   LasVegasRN
    Oh my gosh. I have SO been there!! Put on a happy face and avoid sharp objects. :chuckle Remember, it's only for a few hours!!
  4. by   delirium
    Um, yeah what Vegas said.
    Oh and self-medicate before you go... it always works for me. One Skelaxin, one Xanax, taken with a glass of Arbor mist blackberry merlot and I'm ready for anything.

    I'll be at work while you're at dinner, but I'll think of you and send positive, non-homicidal thoughts your way.
  5. by   Stargazer
    Yeah, but be careful not to get too disinhibited, or you might end up telling everyone at the table exactly what you think of them!

    I find that savagely chewing on crunchy raw vegetables like celery and carrots can be a safe release for aggressive tendencies.

    Good luck! Let us know how it goes!
  6. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Stargazer
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    I find that savagely chewing on crunchy raw vegetables like celery and carrots can be a safe release for aggressive tendencies.

    Good luck! Let us know how it goes!
    Heather's Mother-in-law says something irritating......CRUNCH......her hubby adds something even more nauseating to the conversation.....CRUNCH....Heather excuses herself to go the bathroom, but not without taking another really hard CRUNCH before she leaves the table. Good idea, Stargazer! Try it Heather....at least it's a lot SAFER for you than downing a bottle of wine in one sitting, then grabbing the butter knife and carving the letters of their names into the table you'll be eating at.
  7. by   delirium
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer


    Try it Heather....at least it's a lot SAFER for you than downing a bottle of wine in one sitting, then grabbing the butter knife and carving the letters of their names into the table you'll be eating at.
    Safer, yes. But not nearly as amusing.
  8. by   LTC-LPN
    ...a question for you? Will there be anyone there that you like and can focus your attention on? I like to go to the in-laws with my daughters and then I can pay attention to the girls and have them engage in conversation with the grandparents. My lack of involvement in the conversation is not so noticeable then. (Of course, my no fail plan involves an ativan.) In laws are hard to deal with, especially mine. My husband's nutty sister and her loser husband are the worst. But I digress.......I will think of you tonight.....good luck.

    Jane Ann
  9. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by LTC-LPN
    ...a question for you? Will there be anyone there that you like and can focus your attention on?
    Yes Jane Ann, my son will be going also. I try and keep it civil for his sake. But other than that it's just the hubby and MIL. Of course, if I'm lucky, the womderful BIL was invited too, and perhaps we can chat about how his sleazy girlfriend almost cost me my job.

    The wine is chilling as we speak.....

    Heather
  10. by   mindmender
    I've learned that my job and life are to hard to be doing things that I don't want to do on my off time. I generaly bow out gracefully saying I am either to pysically tired or emotionaly tired. Try just saying no. from time to time . It helps deal with stress
  11. by   BadBird
    Inlaws or outlaws? I suggest a few glasses of wine before dinner and several with dinner, keep us posted on the outcome.
  12. by   shygirl
    Heather,

    I feel bad for you. My first MIL was bad! I hated her.

    Is she a good cook at least?

    Think of how much fun you'll have when it's all over and you can come vent here with all the understanding and compassionate ears you'll ever need!

    Good Luck, Shygirl
  13. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
    Heather's Mother-in-law says something irritating......CRUNCH......her hubby adds something even more nauseating to the conversation.....CRUNCH....Heather excuses herself to go the bathroom, but not without taking another really hard CRUNCH before she leaves the table. Good idea, Stargazer! Try it Heather....at least it's a lot SAFER for you than downing a bottle of wine in one sitting, then grabbing the butter knife and carving the letters of their names into the table you'll be eating at.
    Added benefits: you won't be able to hear their conversation over all the crunching; and, of course, all that fiber will help keep you regular.

    I do like the table-carving idea, though. Or graffitti on the bathroom wall---imagine Heather's MIL walking into the BR after dinner and finding "[MIL] sux" or "Jesus, take me now!" scrawled next to the toilet.....
  14. by   Mkue
    ohhh, what bad timing for a dinner party, i've been there heather, the "silent treatment".

    too bad you couldn't conveniently have someone page you at 6:35.. and have to rush out..

    :d

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