This Sunday, my oldest brother is having the Christmas family get together. (Younger brother is a chef, so he works on every holiday.)
My family isn't easy to get along with, and John (hubby) holds on to every crappy thing they've said about me or have done to us, but they are family. And, after he got over the anger, he wanted to go again, but he's been disabled for years, and some days he just can't go.
That means he hasn't met either brother's wife. (Any brother's wife, but the other wife is now ex-wife.) And he hasn't met any of the nephews. (And two of the nephews are in their early teens now so it truly has been a long time.) And my brothers have done some very, (VERY) kind things for us when John was sick. So we really really want to go this Sunday.
Little problem. The weather. A snowstorm would be an improvement. They're talking freezing rain. Add freezing rain to darkness, and that means icy roads. Younger brother (and older brother) are coming up from VA. We're all meeting in the eastern middle of New Jersey, which is 1.5 hours from us. (And we're both disabled so that's on the verge of "too far.")
So, please pray they're wrong on that storm. Saturday, instead of Sunday is good, since Monday everyone is headed over to see Dad. (Another hour's drive, so we can't.) Also, probably the day the Virginians drive home.
So prayers for a decent day in the Midlantic States AND we're both able to go. Please.
Oh, and it would be nice to have something we can actually eat when we get there. (When I say my family is hard to get along with, John and I can't eat a lot of things -- red meat, salt, dairy, sugar -- and my family tends to believe that's all in our heads so specialize in red meat with cheese and salt. Sugar, they gave up on, but only because diabetes hit three out of six kids so far.)
We can get around the food thing -- not so much ice though. Thanks.