Hello! Happy New Year! Things are going well in the Almand home…Anya went back to school today after the Winter break and I managed to figure out how to get Travis’ car to start again. He installed his new radio yesterday and apparently some wires are crossed somewhere. We had a great Christmas back in Alabama with my family this year too. I would say it was nice to see Travis’ mother as well, but she managed to cause problems the last day we were there and I no longer care what she thinks. I don’t have the time or patience for her anymore and the fact that there was not one single photo up of her ONLY grandchildren in her new trailer spoke volumes about her feelings towards the girls in my opinion. And yes this is a rant here and no I don’t care who reads it or what they think. I’ve dealt with my mother in law being my mother in law for 13 years now and I’m done. I don’t care what she’s gone through or how hard of a time she’s having anymore. I think I’ve endured enough over the past 18 years I have known her. Keep in mind, this is the woman that openly told Travis he should ask out her boss’ daughter…while standing RIGHT in front of ME! And the fact that her ex husband Billy does have not one but FIVE photos of the girls out in his house says volumes to me as well. I just have no desire to have anything to do with the woman until she’s willing to have an honest discussion with me where she does not constantly think she’s right and one where she doesn’t change the subject every 2 seconds and one where she doesn’t start saying how she can’t handle the stress of this anymore. BS! I’m just fed up with it and I have finally reached the point that I’m not trying anymore. Travis has told me for years not to bother with her and he doesn’t care what I think about her or if I have anything to do with her because he knows how she is. I kept thinking it was important for the girls to know her because she’s their Grandmother too. However, Anya caught on this past holiday that she does not like me and I will not have my daughter thinking that that is the “normal” relationship between a mother in law and her daughter in law. Anya has also asked why Grandmother never seems interested in anything she does. How do I answer that? So, don’t be surprised if this blog disappears soon because I will be creating a possible new one that she can’t have access too anymore. She doesn’t want to know anything about our lives, she just wants to call and complain to “her son”. AS she so eloquently told me this past Christmas I’m nothing more than “his wife” after all.