A non-stitching rant...
So DH and I made plans about 2 months ago to visit his father and step-mother for Thanksgiving. His 2 siblings, grandparents, and 3 stepbrothers and their children will all be there, and this will double as the family Christmas (since we are scattered far and wide and have limited time and money for travel).
Two nights ago his mom called us.
"Hey, I will be in Iowa for Thanksgiving, at Uncle Joe's. Grandma will be there. Any chance you guys can stop by for a day or 2?"
Now, Uncle Joe lives on the other side of the state from Dad. we are flying into Omaha on Thanksgiving Day, and will have about a 2-hour drive from the airport to the homestead. We leave Saturday, so you figure a similar amount of travel time. Spending Friday visiting the other side of the family seems 1) unfair to Dad, who was planning on us being there all 3 days, and 2) (my selfish side speaking up) totally hectic and un-fun. DH explained this to Mom, and she seemed ok with it. In fact, she was the one who commented that we would be spending a hellish amount of time just traveling over those 3 days if we tried to criss-cross the state.
Sister-in-law was a different story.
I love her but she can be a total drama queen. After emailing with me, and getting an email from her other brother who works retail and can NOT take Friday off, she has accused us all of essentially not loving Mom and being selfish. DH had to spend about an hour on the phone with her last night trying to calm her down. *sigh* I was stitching, but was also giggling about how silly the whole thing really was.....and I ended up frogging out three different colors on my Night Wizard! I guess that was karma, biting me in the butt for making light of my SIL's emotional state.....