Well, the parents are coming via boat to Long Island tomorrow... hopefully the weather is better than it is right now. Outside the wind is blowing and the rain is pouring. But this is shaping up to be a BIG WEEKEND.
Why, you ask?
Well, for the first time I am introducing Damir's family to my dad & step-mom. These are the first members of my family to meet Damir's clan. This has me tied up into a couple of knots, though I can't really imagine what could go wrong.
This is also the first time my parents are seeing my home here in Long Island. Its awkward to me since it still doesn't feel like my home, and very little in our surroundings really represent who I am, or my taste in things. Its odd to feel like a guest inviting even more guests to a home that isn't theirs. But I know my parents won't judge these things.
Poor Damir will be doing more or less all the translating, which definitely puts the conversation through a siphon.
I had wanted to get a bunch of folks here, Damir's parents, some of his cousins that we hang out with a lot, their kids, my folks, all together for a big outdoor picnic, but the weather is shaping up to be crappy and the logistics were just too much to organize. So, we'll gather here instead.
I am anxious. I would say I don't know why... but I think I do. This does matter to me, and as much as I want to tell you that this is no big deal, it is. At least to me.