It's for sure, ex is in the first Middle Eastern leg of his tour now. He called this afternoon. Said they keep doing the same, boring slide shows. I figure if they waste his time on their time, they're still the ones to pay.
I am sorry J wasn't home yet from school. Ex has miscalculated the time difference, so he was disappointed. He may try to call in the morning before school.
Now his mother just called. His mother and step father came up to take care of ex's wife and daughter. For ex to accuse me of being sickly and an albatross around his neck, his mother has come up at least one a year for the last six years to take care of ex's wife. (ExMIL helped me once for surgery and once for childbirth in 17 years.) They are constantly sick or needing surgery or something. Wonder if he stoops to accusing her of being an albatross? (Okay, this albatross label is a real sore spot to me.)
Anyway, her albatrossness has gotten in the way of J's 'hard fought for by them' visitation to their house a few times. She cancelled last Wednesday and I suspected the same for this week, except ex's mother and step father are in town. I just cross my fingers each time that J doesn't bring the crud du jour back home and infect him or me. So far, so good. We don't get sick. We don't make people drive three states to help us out, either.
I really don't feel as snotty today as this sounds. Went to a luncheon today; had a good time. Went to the grocery store and bought their incredible roasted chicken salad.
Because I got in the (bad) habit of it on the cruise, I bought wine, too. On board, the Robert Mondavi Cab Sav was something like $56 and, with an 18% gratuity, it was actually something like $75. I was good and had only one glass a day. At the grocery store, it is $12.99 and I'm sure a wine outlet would have it cheaper. Man, is that stuff palatable. Now, I'm less good and may have two glasses per day. Is it too early to start?