Not to say that most everyone hasn’t been great to me while I’m here, but I miss the autonomy of being in my own apartment in my own city. Eric’s parents especially have been so tolerant of my being up early and getting me to my parent’s house when I need to be.
And so, the thing that’s been going on in my family: my brother is transgendered. I won’t go into the details of the family controversy surrounding this other than the current drama. When my mom, sister!brother, and I chatted in the kitchen last Thursday night, I thought that things were going okay between Mom and Tessa!Tom. Apparently, the next day there was a phone call from Tessa!Tom that resulted in them not speaking to each other. Hence, a very tense family dinner on Monday night. Which both my mother and sister!brother think was perfectly normal. Nothing wrong at all! Just cold waves of silence up and down the table. Even Eric noticed it.
I was supposed to go see Hellboy II with Tessa!Tom on Tuesday, but he had to take a friend of hers!his to have her nose fixed. That went long and we ended up doing dinner and a trip to the Old Market instead.
Wednesday, Eric and I did some things on our own. Mostly eating. Lunch at Imperial Palace, dinner at Grisanti’s. There were tentative Eileen’s Colossal Cookies or Ted & Wally’s plans, but we were way to full by the time all was said and done.
Thursday, I was going to go to the zoo with my mom, but it was too hot and muggy by the time I got over to my parent’s house. We ended up staying in and watching Untraceable and many DVRed episodes of Two and a Half Men. And then we went out to eat at Amarillo, a BBQ joint in Bellevue. Very, very tasty. I don’t know how well it stands up to actual Texas BBQ, but it was damn good.
And that brings me to today. Originally, dinner at Chad and Michelle’s was planned for tonight and I was going to hide out here (my in-law’s) during the day. The weather had changed that plan. Eric and his dad have been trying to get some cement work done this week and they wanted to take advantage of the clear day. So, I headed to my parent’s with intent of staying here tomorrow instead. Again my mom and I ruled out the zoo. Since my sister!brother was off from work, we quickly rescheduled the movie. This probably didn’t make my mother happy since their on the outs, but, well, I had promised and I wasn’t going to be around for my sister!bother’s day off tomorrow. Hellboy II was good, but really there was only a slim chance that I wasn’t going to like it.