husband has been hell to live with these last few weeks: he's stressed about his mother and his job is very stressful. So much so, in fact, that he's taken to constantly griping and stress, apparently, is a competition of which only he shall win. Duckie has been great in public and at activities, but difficult at best to live with. Even one of the cats are sick, requiring a few vet appts and administering a pill everyday. My job is horrible. I'm actually fighting back tears because I'm scheduled today. And my in-laws... they are sucking the life out of me. It's not enough that I made an entire ham dinner last Tuesday, I didn't make a dessert. They were oh-so-disappointed. Then, we went there for dinner on Saturday. I brought dessert... it was snubbed and put aside. As was Duckie; she was seated with her cousins at the bar and not one of them even acknowledged her. And last night, after a such a stressful day with my little family that I could hear my blood in my ears and even had a very brief episode of blurry vision. My daughter sister in law shows up unannounced, as my older sister in law is calling and father in law is on call waiting. they're all fighting and upset and WE have to handle it. I know it's horrible to say, but I don't think I'm going to survive my mother in law's death. They're killing me.