So, Chris and I have decided that we are going to have a low key Thanksgiving this year. Maybe do a little Turkey breast or stuffed Cornish Hens with some sides.
We would normally be running around Thanksgiving Day like chickens with our heads cut off. Trying to go to my Moms house to make her happy and then over to My Dad and Step-Moms house to get in family time over there.
It just tends to get a little crazy at both houses. And let me state that I do LOVE my family, it just gets a little overwhelming.
See the thing is my Mom is still a little... (okay I mean a lot ) bitter about the divorce of her and my Dad. So she feels like we should all be at her house at a certain time for Thanksgiving dinner, and that my Dad and Step Mom can just wait to see us.
(I don't know about ya'll, but I can barely eat everything on my plate for 1 dinner helping, and trying to plan it out to have 2 dinners is .... annoying!)
My Mom ALWAYS plans the early dinner right smack in the middle of the day (normally about 2 or 3) then of course we have to eat.... chit chat.... and help clean up and at the same time not try to make her feel like we are rushing just to get over to my Dads place.
I'm telling you it gets CrAzY......
Well, this year my oldest Brother and his Girlfriend have decided to do Thanksgiving up at there place (about an hour away and $24 toll bridge ).
And mean as it is, I opted not to go. =(
I just get really overwhelmed when there are tons of kids and adults everywhere. I look like a lost child in the middle of a huge crowd. And both places (my Brothers and my Dads) will be a mad house with ALL the family members (30+) at each place!
Is this mean of me not to spend the Thankful Holiday with family?
On a different note......
Chris came up with the brilliant idea that he wants to wear cheesy holiday sweaters... (just like these)
for Christmas card photos. =) You would think that these pretty babies would be easy to find in stores..... they totally aren't!
I heard Kohl's has them in the "Older People" section.... so it looks like I might be making a stop over there this weekend.
Well, I finally got my scarf swap partners package out in the mail today! My swapper is Bakergirl over at http://anextendedvacation.blogspot.com/. If you aren't a follower of hers or haven't been to her blog..... go check her out!
She is currently par-taking in the NaNoWriMO.
So go shoot her some words of encouragement for her 50,000 word Novel she is in the process of writing!
Bakergirl (I know her real name... I am just not revealing it) keep your eye open for your package coming. I hope you like it! =)
I hope everyone is having a Happy Thursday! =)