But oddly energized. Maybe it was the Diet Cokes I had at breakfast.
It was so great to see Bill and Mary Sue. They really are the nicest people, and it was wonderful to get caught up with them and talk about what is going on with all of us. Their twins, Amy and Beth, are beautiful and kind young women (although not so little, and a Silver Squirrel to anyone who gets that reference!), and it was a pleasure to see them all. After dinner, we made an early night of it because Ken wasn't feeling well (he had some creamed herring for a snack that day, and I think that was probably a bad idea), but met for breakfast this morning and had more good conversation. One of the nicest things for me was having Bill--who has known Ken for years--tell me that the first time he met me, he told Mary Sue, "I like her." It just meant a lot for me to hear one of Ken's very good friends say that, you know?
A quick trip back from Monroe, and a stop to see Ken's Mom and stepdad. We had a nice visit, and Ken got their DVD player up and running so they can watch "Gran Torino." We were happy to get home and see Sheeba, who was quite happy to see us, too. Cousin Shane took good care of him, as always, and Sheeba is sitting contentedly by us. He's a good boy.
When I called Mom to let her and Dad know that we made it home okay, she told me that FM has been talking to Cheater Husband (heretofore known as CH) and they might be trying to work things out.
Another FM called me later, and we talked about it for quite a while. My feeling is that while I will support whatever decision FM makes, that doesn't mean I want to or have to be around CH. I think it best that I NOT be around him, and Ken said the same thing...that if he were in the same room with him, his first reaction would be to pick the guy up by his shirt collar, slam him against the wall, and say, "Don't EVER talk to my wife that way again." BOO-yah! Ken and I are in agreement that we don't want to be around the guy, and it's probably best that we not be in the same room with him. I told Ken that the moment I caught CH looking at me weird, I'd be all up in his face and saying, "Don't you fucking look at me that way, and get the fuck away from me." Sorry, but I was almost apoplectic at the thought of FM taking this asshole back. I told Other FM that it was interesting that although CH said that he'd decided to forgive me, I've gotten no phone call (or even an email) from him. If you've decided to forgive someone, don't you let them know about it yourself, rather than relaying the message through another? Other FM asked me, "If he did call you up and apologize, what would you do?" I said, "Sorry. No one treats my FM that way, or talks about my parents that way, and gets a free pass. Apology not accepted."
I guess I'm stubborn that way.
I apologized to Ken for the family drama, and he knows how much I hate it. He said, "It's not like I have any family drama going on!" Good point, and he's a peach.
More soon about our trip, including pictures, but a quick, early Happy Father's Day to all! I love my Dad, and I’ll be happy, pleased, and proud to tell him so tomorrow. We’ll have the ‘rents over on Wednesday for a cookout, and I know we’ll have a great time!