Who else was blown away by The DaVinci

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Who else was blown away by The DaVinci
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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 9:28am
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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 10:00am
Loved it and devoured it in a day. Angels and Demons is good but a little more violent. I enjoyed the Da Vinci code better but it was still a good read.

Kristi

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 10:06am
How are you doing today, Kristi?

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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 10:19am
I had a rather traumatic weekend so being at work is a blessing. I spent all weekend dealing with DH's snakepit family and my MIL came to the house Saturday while I was gone and yelled at everyone in the house. She also yelled at me when I called to check on DH since I dared to take a day off and go out with friends. I am a bad wife and I don't care for him according to her.

I keep trying to tell myself that she is mentally unbalanced. She is full of rage and I am an easy target but it still really hurt. I have bent over backwards to be nice to her and that is what I get. Of course, she called Sunday and acted like it never happened. I have not brought it back up but I told DH the kids will not allowed around her when she is being so abusive. He said he would talk to her but he hasn't. Like we don't have enough other problems...

I feel bad because I know that if DH dies I won't have anything to do with her. Nothing and I won't let the kids around her. I can't stand how destructive she is. I don't want to be the better person and I tolerate her only for DH. Can you tell I have issues with her?

Sorry--one question and you get an earful.

Kristi

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 10:25am
Oh, it's quite allright.

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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 1:47pm

I wish you a mil like mine ... yesterday I took her to tea at my favorite place for tea and scones.

 

Linda - wife, mother, grandmum                     &nb

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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 2:11pm
She is driving me crazy. I just found out that she has been telling my friends that I use them and I am trying to get money from them. It is awful. They know how she is but I don't understand her motives.

I had it out with her earlier. She started crying and telling me that brain cancer is defeatable and that DH was going to beat this. He was going to get well regardless of what I thought. Poor creature-totally miserable and cutting herself off from whatever help and support she could have. I am not a good enough person to let her around me anytime soon.

Kristi

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 3:13pm
Read the book, LOVED it!!!

I haven't read anything else of his.
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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 3:33pm
I LOVED The DaVinci Code. I haven't read any of his other books.

Jenna

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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 9:07pm
i can *totally* relate to you. my mil is obnoxious. after thirty years i avoid her at all costs, and when im around her, usually dont offer too much on my end of the conversation, and do my time. im not suggesting this to you, as i know you live close-by. my mil is 600 miles away and sometimes i dont think that is far enough. to top it off(and i havent even mentioned this on the board, because it hurts my feelings), my fil got me on the phone, and blind-sidedly badgered me about *our* finances which he didnt even have all the facts on(and shouldnt), which btw dh handles, and the fact that our dd is in spain, "at whose expense?", to the point i hung up on him, and have not and will not speak to him again. im so damned tired of being the doormat for dh's family, and treated like i dont have a brain in my head because my values are different than theirs(i dont *worship* the almighty dollar)im just going to completely stay away from them. when we go to nj, i will visit my sister, and go back to pa to my parents' and thats it. why, why, why do in-laws think they have card blanche to us because we're married to their sons. i have a father and a mother, thank-you very much, who wouldnt dream of speaking to me(or my sister's and brother's spouse) the way dh's father and mother did/do.

i think we reach a point when it just becomes *not* worth it. im sorry you're having to endure this idiot woman. i know her son is very sick, and i sympathize, but for you to have to be her pounding board is way out of line.

hang in there sweetie. we are *all* praying and routing for you and dh.

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Mon, 11-03-2003 - 9:10pm
gosh, linda. when you talked about going to tea with your mil yesterday i was jealous i dont have one like yours, and repulsed at the same time at thinking of "having" to do something like that!! LOL (i know you didnt have to, but for me it would be a "have to")

you are so lucky!!

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