I'm an absolute heel. If this hadn't been so last minute and I'd actually had time to think about inviting people (The Hubby sort of "sprung" on me Saturday night that we were having a party Sunday) I very honestly would likely have thought of you. Seriously, because I did remember that your wife was away. I feel awful (which I know you didn't intend.) I'll try to make it up to you next time.
Hey no worries, I can give someone a guilt trip like the little old grandmother you haven't called in 6 months.
I was tied up dealing with that health crisis anyway. Probably good that I was around, her bf is a complete doofus.
Plus my wife would have thought something was fishy if I told her I was willingly hanging out with a lawyer.