Thursday, May 27, 2010

And We're Off....

This evening we will leave this paradise of Hawaii to fly into Fargo, ND. Seriously? Who lives there? Oh, my sweet husband's ex-wife and kids. We will see the girl graduate high school (I'm still crossing fingers, I received an email this morning saying she didn't show up yesterday to pay her parking tickets...please, can you just hold it together for a couple of days??) 
I must admit, I'm DREADING this weekend. Not because of graduation. Not because of the kids, I love them and can't wait to see them. Because of the ex. I'm not a fan, and that's putting it lightly. The kid is insisting we have dinner together on Saturday night. ALL of us. Her mother is pushing this and can be heard in the background of countless phone calls, when dad is trying to explain the awkwardness saying "We can all be adults for one night"  Can we? Can you? You haven't proven that so far.
I will be a lady. I will be a classy lady. I will be fuming under the skin, but I'm from the south and dammit, we can charm you while we stick a knife in your back!
Bless her heart, she will NOT see me sweat!!!
Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend. Remember those who have made this holiday for you. Take a moment and pray for a member of the military and his/her family. Remember the ones who gave all.


Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

You can do it Paula. Be just as sweet as pie and then rant all you want here when you get home. It's for the girl and whether she shows it or not, she'll appreciate your effort.

Julie the Army Wife said...

Have a great flight and I hope it all goes well in ND. Even though it does sound like a stressful situation. *hugs*

USMCWIFE said...

You said it all, "you will have class"...and I have no doubt you will. Have a safe trip and try to have fun and enjoy the day!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

Just keep blessing her every time. :)

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear all about it.
I am sure you will charm them with your southern style!