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Just Venting

July 30th, 2007 at 05:05 pm

Well, the girls showed up for work today. I was really suprised to see them. I was all prepared to work solo today.

I picked up our tickets from the travel agent today. We are going to St. Thomas for my husbands oldest daughters wedding. Not too thrilled about going. The last time the flight was horrible, we had such severe turbulence all the way there. A lot of people on the plane got sick. I also don't get along with my step daughter...not at all. We are like oil and vinegar. She had a real dislike for me from day one and that is the way it continued, even though I met her Dad 2 years after her parents divorced. I have tried to make amends several times and I got slapped in the face for making the effort. I am only going to this wedding for my husband who doesn't want to go alone. We aren't even staying on the same island we are going to stay on St. John. My husband doesn't get along with his ex. So he wanted to be as far away from her as possible. Other than the one day that we have to attend the wedding the rest of the time there we will be on a much needed vacation. You may be asking why does she have to get married in St. Thomas? Well, we asked ourselves the same question and her answer was she didn't want to have the same old cookie cutter wedding. At the same time she didn't care how much it excluded the people that couldn't fly or afford to hop on a plane. Or how much it is costing the people who are traveling and staying there. Anyway, enough about the wedding. Just had to vent a little there.

I got a scare today with my share builder account. They stated that I was (-) in my account and I new I plenty to cover the trade that I made on Friday in my checking account. So, I called them directly and they said it was b/c I used the express purchase option when buying on Friday and that money has to be in a money market account b/c it gets withdrawn immediately which I didn't know. So I had to trransfer funds. It was only for 1.40 but I didn't know what it was b/f I spoke to a customer service rep. I thought I had really screwed up my account. Well I'll just chalk it up to a learning experience.

4 Responses to “Just Venting”

  1. gruntina Says:

    Hopefully you can push aside diffrences at the wedding after all a wedding is not a place to resolve family issue. I can really feel the heaviness in your writing and I hope at least you and your husband gets some good time together outside of the wedding to make the trip worthwhile.

  2. fern Says:

    Sister, i hear ya! (about the stepdaughter).

    I'm just dealing with my boyfriend's 2 older teenaged sons. Just as you said, from the very start, they showed a distinct unfriendliness toward me, not becus of who i really am, but becus of what i represent. Not that i have any interest in replacing their mother. If i wanted to do that, i would have had children of my own.

    I talked to my dad and his longtime girlfriend about this, as K., his girlfriend, actually had a lot of problems with my 2 half-brothers (my dad's kids from his 2nd marriage). And my dad had his own experiences dealing with K.'s children from her 1st marriage. Sound complicated? It is!

    Anyway, the best advice my dad gave me is that DO NOT ever offer unsolicited advice, opinions or judgments on anything they do. If you think about it, you'd really have to bite your tongue but i think it was a pretty perceptive comment. My dad is a very low-key, non-judgmental kind of guy and now his girlfriend's daughter refers to him as her "stepdad," even tho they're not married. In other words, she thinks he's great!

  3. moneycents Says:

    I'm sure that the wedding will be fine and everyone will be on good behavior. Although I'v heard that the grooms side can get very rowdy. Which should be fun to see. I'm just thankful that it is only the one day out of the five and it is just a few hours in duration. And then we won't have to do that again. I hope!
    Thanks Gruntina and Fern!

  4. fairy74 Says:

    Hope you get a good vacation in and the wedding goes smoothly. Believe me I hear you about the stepdaughter, but the truth is you can't make anyone love you, so just leave her alone as much as possible. Hope your flight is not bumpy!

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