Can someone help me up off the floor?
I told Mom on the phone last weekend that I'm sick of it always being put on us to travel. I didn't want to lay a guilt-trip, but she's done it enough to me over the last 35 years. And it worked, so there's that. I won't make a habit of it, though, and I hope she at least conveyed that to my dad and sisters, that it's completely unfair to expect us to go up there EVERY time.
My dad's kinda lost the plot, though. Even D says so. The last couple of years, my dad has just gotten really weird about... everything. He and Mom took a three-week cross-country car trip with my grandma and uncle last month, and Mom said Dad hardly wanted to do anything but drink and gamble. They were supposed to be taking this trip FOR my grandma, and then... she hardly got to see what she wanted, which makes me sad.
She should have gone with us on our big trip. We know how to travel.