Sunday, 11 December 2011

In-law lottery

Mr Rock's parents are staying with me at the moment while MR is away at work and my dad and sis are in Cambodia doing work for Dad's foundation, Aus Assist Asian Development Fund which is currently building a school in a small town near Phnom Pen. We weren't sure if I'd have my license back by now so it was planned in advance.

Initially it was just supposed to be MRs mum, let's call her G, but his dad, M, is down for a few days too (they live in the country about 3hrs away). Initially I was a little nervous about this as while I am incredibly lucky and get on with them really well (in fact, MR has the most awesome family including really friendly and welcoming cousins), I hadn't spent multiple days with them on my own when I'm healthy and definitely not when I'm not feeling the best.

But it's been fine. In fact beyond fine, really great! G has been cooking dinners, making me healthy smoothies and generally trying to put some weight back on me. She is also an exercise fanatic and has been kicking my bum out the door at least every second night for a brisk walk (3 kms today!) which I totally need because I have no motivation or desire to go by myself and it is one of the things I am supposed to be doing for my rehab. We've been chatting and gossiping and shopping and comparing outfits and planning Xmas dinner and everything. She is also a nurse so I can ask her if I have any liver concerns or questions about my scar. And she even understands that I need quiet rest time and heads out on her own to shop or catch up with friends. Honestly. I have really hit the jackpot of (hopefully one day) in-laws!

M has put up some of my outdoor Xmas lights for me and done a huge patch of weeding where I want my veggie garden to be. I feel really spoilt and so lucky to have them because I know plenty of people who can't stand their in-laws!

How has your luck run in the in-law lottery?

4 comments:

2paw said...

How could MR's family be anything other than nice and kind and loving?? Sounds like you are all enjoying you time together. Glad you are recovering so well!!

Michelle said...

Thats so good, you really do need to get along wih the in law parents don't you, and to actually like them is even better :) Sounds like just what you needed x

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Lucky you :-) My in laws are lovely too thank goodness...

Sally said...

Not so good. But hey someone has to luck out...