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Feeling Jinxed

September 14th, 2012 at 09:58 pm


Pretty much out of nowhere, GMIL is having some serious health problems. Which seem to be stemming from a tumor, which they just found. She is 87.

We decided to go see her this weekend. The reason being we plan to vacation soon. Well, who knows...

Feeling jinxed, because we planned this trip when my Grandma passed just a few weeks before we were to visit her. So we planned a trip to Florida to see dh's paternal grandfather, instead. Which is apparently up in the air now due to GMIL's health.

The planner nature in me was to think through the possibility of cancelling the trip (or going without dh) and kid logistics if dh leaves town. Nothing is of any huge consequence. I can easily cover the kids without daycare, this time of year, and aside from airfare (which I know from recent experience is fully refundable in the worse scenario) we haven't put a cent down on this vacation. Dh is of a similar nature and started fretting. I told him I figured it all out and not to worry his pretty little head about it. Pretty much. No decisions can be made at this point. & I don't give a flip if we lose the airfare, anyway. & he doesn't need to worry about the kids if he needs to be with his family. So I just don't want him to worry about *any* of this.

So, I warned the kids of the possibility. I don't think dh or I care that much, but they probably need time to get used to the idea of skipping vacation. I admit I probably had a few minutes of freaking out about it, but I am not a big vacation person, and it didn't take me long to adjust to the idea that we might not go. Aside from the irony of missing more "very precious" grandparent time. !!

The good thing is GMIL is feeling very well, so it will be nice to spend some time with her this weekend. Hopefully outside of the hospital. I think she is very healthy and she has a lot of family support, so fingers crossed. Her odds seem good. I think everyone is just trying to be realistic given her age. *sigh*

This Grandma lives in San Jose - so just a couple of hours away.

{If she ends up having surgery or something, dh is just no longer interested in the least with the idea of being on the other side of the country while his family goes through this. I also think it's probably better to skip the trip than to take the financial risk of being stuck there if something happens. Canceling/losing carefully purchased airfare is one thing. Feeling like we have to fly home last minute could be exorbinant. All of this is especially if we are just going to be worried and distracted the whole trip - then why even bother. So, will see}.

4 Responses to “Feeling Jinxed”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    We went through this with DH's mom...I can honestly say I'm glad we stayed close to home so we were available when the time came. You are good people.

  2. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I think we have all been through this at one point or will go through this in the future. I cancelled a trip when my dad starting going downhill to be close in case something happened. I think you have the right attitude about it though.

  3. Looking Forward Says:

    Best wishes to GMIL.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry to hear this. It does seem like the wise decision. {{{hugs}}}

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