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Happy Mothers Day!!

Happy Mothers Day to all of the Moms, Moms-to-be and eventual Moms-to-be. Mothers day is always an extremely rough day for anyone dealing with infertility. My day started off ok. I got up really early to join my Mother for breakfast with her mother. We had to drive to Pennsylvania with my niece and nephews at around 9am. We got to the very crowded restaraunt and had to wait amongst the extremely impatient staff and were finally seated. I got stuck at a table across the room from the rest of the group with my nephew and two cousins. It was great to travel an hour to not even sit with my Mom. Breakfast was crappy, but quick.

We headed back to my Mom's after a pit stop at Target. The kids were rammy all day and I spent the whole morning telling them to calm down or stop fighting. Was a blast. I am the only one of my sisters that doesn't have my own kids so I get stuck with all the cooking and prep work. After spending a half hour setting the table for all 12 who would be in attendance (grandparents, siblings, spouses, parents, the kids...) I had to get started on dinner. My Dad helped which was great, but it is still a tall order to get everything ready in time. My Dad was grilling chicken and I planned to make crab cakes for my Mom (her fave). I stayed up til like 2am the night before so I had them almost ready to go. I put them in oil and started frying, like I always do. About two minutes into cooking they started falling apart. Shortly thereafter, so did I...

My Mom and my Mom-mom are trying to salvage this pot full of crumbly crab meat. I have made them dozens of times and never had a problem. So I start crying and felt like an ass. They are trying to save them to make me feel better, which just made me feel worse. Then I cried harder. I am trying not to make a scene, but that was pretty much a done deal at that point. I spent the rest of the night feeling like a dumbass for having no control over my emotions. Another case of hormone hell, I guess.

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3 comments:

Marz 9:38 AM  

Awww....Kristen, sweetie. I just want to send you huge virtual HUGS!!!!

Mandy 2:47 PM  

Sorry about yesterday. Hope this roller coaster ride of emotions comes to a stop soon! ((hugs))

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