Monday, June 25, 2012


July is coming upon us fast. Less than a week now. This July has 5 Fridays, 5  Saturdays, 5 Sundays,5 Mondays. This July my 3 oldest (still at home) are going to Minnesota for the whole month, staying with my mom. I'll only have half of my kids here, 4 7 and under. My days will be long and noisy, but my nights quiet after 8. I have to find things for us all to do.

My mother-in-law is also coming in a week. She and her husband are only staying a few short days, but the wait has been years in the making. Dh hasn't seen his mother in like 15 years. I have never met her. And with the disaster that was meeting dh's father's family, to say i'm nervous is not strong enough. I'm bordering on panicked. I don't want to seen as a "dumb northern c**t" again. Or see her feelings hurt when the littlest 2 boys won't go to her (they Hate strangers), or have them forced to "be nice".

July feels like a very big month.

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