A scattered family

Mother’s day is this weekend. Kinda funny, since my mom is supposed to be visiting me this weekend for the first time ever. My family avoids Toronto, they all hate it here for some reason. I wonder if that’s part of why I love it here?

Anyhow, I miss my mom and don’t see her enough, so I’m really looking forward to seeing her this week. I’m working on some sort of mother’s day thing, too (shh, don’t tell her…) that I hope will be done by the weekend. I’m not sure what we’re going to do while she’s here, since the budget’s tight & such, but we’ll think of something.

My little sister is in town this week too, on a school trip with her high school band. I wanted to try and see her, but when I looked at her itinerary, she’s playing during the day and they’ve got all sorts of events planned in the evenings that they’re here. I can’t get out of work during the day (Well, I can, but I can’t afford to take that time off) and if she’s busy at night I can’t really do much with that. Kinda sucks really, I don’t get to see her much at all, since I don’t have contact with her father (who is also my father, but I don’t like to think of him that way… long story, for another day.) It makes it hard to see my sister and brother in that part of the family. I don’t see my older sister much either, since she lives in New Zealand with her husband. My other two brothers both live in Ottawa, and they don’t like Toronto much, and I can’t visit them because I don’t have time or a car to go anywhere. Yes, I realize I could take the bus or a train, but that’s a pretty expensive trip, and I hate having to rely on people I’m visiting to take me anywhere I want to go. They’ve got cars. My family is so scattered.


  • Anonymous

    May 13, 2000 at 7:23 pm

    the family thing

    Hi Jen – weird setup – like the little pictures though. Just wanted to offer empathies with the ‘not seeing the family’ bit. Distance and lack of time/money does rather suck. And say hi to Mom for me – assuming you read this before she gets there.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      May 14, 2000 at 9:59 am

      Re: the family thing

      Hiya Karen! 🙂 Nice to see ya. Now you’ll actually know what’s going on in my life, eh? I’ll say hi to mom for you, I see her on Wednesday, supposedly.