Life at the HOUSE of JOES - or - When it Comes to In-laws, Sometimes Divorce is the Only Way Out - 17

The morning after the party, daylight streamed into the room a little bit too early given the amount of cheer that everyone had consumed the night before. I opened one eye, squinted, closed it again, then opened both eyes and blinked a few times. I could see small particles of dust dancing in the light streams as they poured through the open, screenless windows bordered in thick-cut stone....more

Dear Mother-in-Law: My Spaghetti Is Better Than Yours

We just had our three day vacation at my in-laws. It was a memorable, fun experience, but I wasn’t able to rest there that much simply because I was in my in-laws house. I was just a bit restless because of thinking too much on how I want to do things perfectly -- especially when I’m with my mother-in-law. I still have this feeling that I still need to prove myself and impress her, and because of trying too much to impress her, I tend to do things that are not so impressing at all....more mil is june cleaver. almost literally...she's very old fashioned in the way of having ...more