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      Re: December 2019: International Army

      Morning,
      Molls, saw that you were gathering peeps from last month. You'll be halfway to Belfast by now or have you decided on staying by the fire.

      Didn't get back til late yesterday and so full could hardly full. My friend came with us, .............poor beggar has broken her left arm and needs some care and also someone to cut up her dinner. Jenny & A. ds came up from York. However, my DIL didn't come even though this has been planned for weeks............rather cross about would be to put it mildly. Tale to follow.
      Saturday morning got a wee text to say that she wasn't well and was a bit pushed so wouldn't be coming to the Sunday lunch what with them going to Prague today (Monday) and the S&H was working yesterday (the shop closes at 4pm) so she was getting his stuff ready as well. Which was okay until.........we said we'd drop the advent calender off and leave her in peace. Got a text back with 'you might as well come in and see the new floor'.
      However she let slip that she'd got home at 2am after a 'heavy' night out, she was getting her nails done and going out Saturday night.
      I love tracking flights so just had a peep to see what time their flight is...............its 3:30 this afternoon. The airport is 20 minutes away.
      Now tell me how long does it take to pack two small carry-on bags.
      I let rip to Mr. JC just before we left the house.

      However she missed a fab dinner and a wonderful afternoon back at my Aunt's house. Her loss.

      TBH I dunno what to do. Do we say something or just let it go.
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      Oh in my opinion I would let it go...did he come? I don't get involved with 'in-laws' they don't like me? Fine..once they like my sprog!! But that's just my opinion as always!! Xx
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      Evening All,
      Was it a one-off JC? Or is this a regular thing? If it's going to be an ongoing thing might be worth a word. Start as you mean to go on as they say. 17 sleeps until holidays. I'm trying to resist the urge to make a great big fat list of things to do.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mollyka View Post
      Oh in my opinion I would let it go...did he come? I don't get involved with 'in-laws' they don't like me? Fine..once they like my sprog!! But that's just my opinion as always!! Xx
      The S&H was at work. Trouble is she more or less lived here for the first 7 years. a) I can cook b) we let them share the same bed c) if it hadn't been for a hefty cheque from Mr JC's Ma & Pa they wouldn't have been able to buy the nice detached house they now have d) the Aunt I'm talking about is only 12 years older than me. We're very close. e) Mr JC coached her through her law exams
      We have had two glasses of water.
      I can feel the resentment oozing out of my pores.

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      Evening All,
      Was it a one-off JC? Or is this a regular thing? If it's going to be an ongoing thing might be worth a word. Start as you mean to go on as they say. 17 sleeps until holidays. I'm trying to resist the urge to make a great big fat list of things to do.
      Better have a good old read back I think.
      Bridgeee, last Chrimbo she didn't even take her coat off when she opened her presents as she had to dash to her mothers as her brother was home..............he was home for 3 weeks. He lives in Mexico and guess what they're off to spend two weeks with him next year. The S&H eats here as her mother makes everything out of packets or microwaved...........even the potatoes. He was horrified............tbh don't think he'd ever seen potatoes that came out of a packet.

      You know I wouldn't be so angry but it really hurt Mr JC.

      Now I'm going to let it go, let it go, let it goooooooooooooooooooo until the New Year. Then the shit will hit the fan .
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      Well that is truly international!! Hi everyone!
      As regards Brew City Slo...I remember years ago in the States an American lad telling me that Americans rarely do all their drinking in public..it's not considered the done thing and that there's a lot of home drinking on the quiet...Would that generally be the case i wonder?
      Yes, I would say that was generally the case, and probably especially in states with “blue laws” that restrict the sale of alcohol. But not so much here in Brew City in Wisconsin! This state had a big beer brewing industry; and lots of drinking in taverns (pubs) as part of its culture; drinking is a big part of most social occasions, and binge drinking is accepted & expected. (“Drink Wisconsinbly” is emblazoned on our T-shirts: it means to binge drink, and is a riff off an ad campaign that tells us to “Drink Responsibly”.) So it has been more like Ireland here. But the other states are catching up!
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      Quote Originally Posted by JackieClaire View Post
      The S&H was at work. Trouble is she more or less lived here for the first 7 years. a) I can cook b) we let them share the same bed c) if it hadn't been for a hefty cheque from Mr JC's Ma & Pa they wouldn't have been able to buy the nice detached house they now have d) the Aunt I'm talking about is only 12 years older than me. We're very close. e) Mr JC coached her through her law exams
      We have had two glasses of water.
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      Bridgeee, last Chrimbo she didn't even take her coat off when she opened her presents as she had to dash to her mothers as her brother was home..............he was home for 3 weeks. He lives in Mexico and guess what they're off to spend two weeks with him next year. The S&H eats here as her mother makes everything out of packets or microwaved...........even the potatoes. He was horrified............tbh don't think he'd ever seen potatoes that came out of a packet.

      You know I wouldn't be so angry but it really hurt Mr JC.

      Now I'm going to let it go, let it go, let it goooooooooooooooooooo until the New Year. Then the shit will hit the fan .
      ahhh ok! I really DO get it - specially when you list all that out... it is so easy to feel resentful - but.... there's always a 'but'!!! you are stuck with her (hopefully for his sake!) for a long time.. and horrible and all as it is - generally the young person will choose their spouse if made to chose. particularly in the early days of a marriage.. if you could maybe let her know how upset you both are without having a confrontation... maybe through the S&H? You brought him up so he knows your expectations of people so he should understand how you feel.. and I'll be honest.. back in the day.. if Joe wasn't able to go to a family 'do' (his family I mean) I rarely went unless I had to... but I really do get how you feel.. just tread gently... very carefully would be my advice -- but what do I know - a catastrophe on legs re. relationships!!!!

      Quote Originally Posted by Slo View Post
      Yes, I would say that was generally the case, and probably especially in states with “blue laws” that restrict the sale of alcohol. But not so much here in Brew City in Wisconsin! This state had a big beer brewing industry; and lots of drinking in taverns (pubs) as part of its culture; drinking is a big part of most social occasions, and binge drinking is accepted & expected. (“Drink Wisconsinbly” is emblazoned on our T-shirts: it means to binge drink, and is a riff off an ad campaign that tells us to “Drink Responsibly”.) So it has been more like Ireland here. But the other states are catching up!
      That's funny -- and Ireland is definitely going in the opposite direction.. much more home drinking.. and just not as 'cool' these days in all age groups it appears... to be blathered drunk... not that less is being consumed -- just where!!!
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      lost a poxy poxy long post --- poxy pox!
      Anyway - long story short - had a lovely day in Belfast and home safe and sound.... cut out all the faff
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      @mollyka.....just had the conversation with Mr. JC and we're both singing from the same hymn sheet and absolutely agree this has to be handled so carefully....so Mr JC (who's as puzzled about it all like me) and we've have asked for very soft kid gloves from Santa.
      The talk will happen in the New Year.

      Mr. JC really enjoys going up to see his Ma & Pa these days as he's not gardening or doing odd jobs. A cup of tea, a few biscuits, and a good old chin wag.

      The pubs over here are dead. The smoking ban hasn't helped. Believe it or not our local has a book club.
      The night club scenes still going but most people get loaded at home before they go out.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JackieClaire View Post
      @mollyka.....just had the conversation with Mr. JC and we're both singing from the same hymn sheet and absolutely agree this has to be handled so carefully....so Mr JC (who's as puzzled about it all like me) and we've have asked for very soft kid gloves from Santa.
      The talk will happen in the New Year.

      Mr. JC really enjoys going up to see his Ma & Pa these days as he's not gardening or doing odd jobs. A cup of tea, a few biscuits, and a good old chin wag.

      The pubs over here are dead. The smoking ban hasn't helped. Believe it or not our local has a book club.
      The night club scenes still going but most people get loaded at home before they go out.
      Good plan JC. Night everyone else. Same over here, all the young ones pre drink at home and a lot of the pubs survive on their food trade. Didn’t go anywhere Mary, just chauffeuring himself.

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      TBH I dunno what to do. Do we say something or just let it go.
      TBH Jacks I'd let it go.
      I kinda understand where she's coming from.
      She young & presumably works all week ? was out Friday and was going out Saturday. ?
      She probably wanted Sunday to chill and potter ?

      Let's face it were any of us thrilled to visit our in-laws ? I wasn't .... but then I'm weird...
      And I don't know the full circumstances - so I'll shut me gob ...
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