My son is getting married in September and as most of family on both sides will have to travel to the South East where we live so the young couple couldn't have made it easier in terms of timing, travel, and accommodation. But my relatives are being a pain as usual. One of my sisters ( they both live in Scotland) has announced she 's not coming as my niece is expecting 'some time around then'.
I felt very upset about this as despite the way I am always try to get to family do's including my niece's wedding but I know that she and her husband will be only too pleased to have an excuse so they don't have to spend the money.
But my lovely sister in law made me feel positive by saying that my brother in law behaved like a bad tempered sulky child at her daughter 's wedding last year in Derbyshire because he doesn't like travelling by car and they got stuck in a traffic jam on the motorway. And he talks about nothing except the independence vote ( he doesn't like the English). So, in her words, I am having a lucky escape.
Having fibro and my other conditions brings me down when I realise I am never going to be who I was. But this latest incident with my relatives has turned from a negative to a positive. I am going to try, slowly, to change a negative into a positive. I am fed up because a friend(and I have lost many because of being ill) I was going to meet up with can't make it. But instead I will go and have a look round my library now that my eyes are sorted and I can read again (positive ) have a cup of coffee, come home and catch up with the TV.