Back from the north! I have returned, slightly exsanguinated after having donated much of my blood to their mosquito population, and am completely exhausted. It went mostly how I expected it to go, maybe a bit better than anticipated. My husband’s grandmother was very excited to meet me properly and was very chatty and managed to stay away from saying anything too offensive, though she did give me “the look” after she mentioned that other people in her retirement home were great-grandparents and they were younger than her. I was just like, “That will not work on me.”
And I only got into two fights/debates with conservatives over the whole week (one with my husband’s uncle and one with my husband’s cousin)! I felt like that called for some celebration over the restraint I showed, so we bought some local craft beer when we got home and I’m having some now. The beer came in a 64 oz jug and we poured it into mason jar cups at home, because we’re actual hipsters.
The drive home was hard, it was really exhausting after not sleeping great last night. But we did make it home safely, and have lots of nice cheese and some fruits and veggies that we bought on the way for tomorrow! It is really good to be home, though.