Ivan’s mom (my suegra, or mother-in-law) is leaving to go back to Mexico on Sunday, after spending over 2 months here in the U.S.! We picked her up from my sister-in-law’s last night and took her out for pizza at a really nice local restaurant.
I sent this picture to Ivan at work and said, “Heyyyy, look!! No leggings or tennis shoes!! 😂”
(I can’t help it that the most practical work-from-home uniform generally involves leggings and some sort of sneaker or flip flops (lately that it’s warmer). It’s so nice to just step out for a quick walk around the block, etc…).
This is my current life version of “dressing up”. Hahaha. I also did my nails (press on nails! Love them) and painted my toenails (toes didn’t turn out so hot. I think this polish is ready for the trash.) I extremely rarely do my nails, so with that plus a dressier tank top, I basically felt Red Carpet ready last night. 😁
Ivan is sad about his mom leaving. He has mentioned it a bunch of times now. Even though she has been here a long time, and it’s time, he still feels a bit emotional about saying goodbye.
Since she has been staying at Ivan’s sister’s house, we haven’t really had to deal with the “day to day” stuff of someone staying with us for 2 months. But his sister lives less than 5 minutes away from us, so Ivan stops over there ALL THE TIME. On his way home from work, or, most nights he actually goes over after the kids go to bed and hangs out for a while. (Like around ~9 pm). They will just sit around the table, have some coffee and talk. This before bed “family gathering” is a common Mexican tradition anyway (I wrote about it once: see here).
He is taking her to the airport on Sunday. I always feel bad, because I have my parents so close and we spend tons of time with them throughout the year. Obviously Ivan made the choice to move to the U.S., but he is very close with his family, so it’s still hard sometimes. He talks with them on the phone VERY frequently, several times per week on his way to/from work. But that’s just not that same! 🙂 He tries to go to Mexico at least once a year by himself, and then between our family trips or visits here, we see them fairly often, at least.
Anyway, I’m off to drive around the state on a crazy goose chase day with Ethan…somehow, his soccer team ended up with two different games, in two different cities, on the same day….~1.5-2 hours away each. So, I’m looking at a total of 5 hours of drive time today. Oh yay.
I am grateful for the ceiling fan in my bedroom. Woke up at 3 am and was HOT for some reason. Ceiling fan saved the night. 🙂