Christmas before my dad died, we gave my mom a ride in a hot air balloon. She was unable to use it last year, so she is planning to take her ride tonight. All us kids and grandkids are going to watch and "balloon chase". *** My cell phone just rang here at work. It was my mother in law. Against better judgement, I picked it up. *** Me "Hello?" mother in law "I understand your mother is going up in a balloon tonight." Me "yes." mother in law "Where?" Me "I don't know." mother in law "At the fairgrounds, you think?" Me "No." <silence> mother in law "Then where?" Me "I don't know. It will depend on weather and wind patterns. We won't know til about the time she takes off." mother in law "OK." <Click> *** There it is. Verbatim except for the actual name of the fairground. And I'd testify in court on it. *** Which means she's probably going and it makes me ANGRY to think I'm going to spend my fun family time with her in the background. I don't want her around. *** I will deal with it, but I am surprised at my own level of dislike for this woman. I mean, I really, REALLY do not want her there. *** We're meeting the in-home in the park before mom's balloon ride, maybe I should invite her.