So, this week in the USA is Thanksgiving. The day we all over-eat bird or pig. Family drama anyone? Not me. I’m over all that stuff. Our extended family no longer does the big to-do at my in-laws. I confess, I miss it. I miss all the wackiness and fun of all the kids running around. The huge family gatherings stopped one year when my one sis-in-law (my least favorite one, by the way) came out with the statement that she would much rather spend the holidays with just her kids and grandkids. Well, as the comic I don’t really care for says- and I quote him because, after all, he said it best-So, as Jim Carrey said, “AALLLL-RIGHTY THEN.” and that was the end of that. The only time I’ve seen this particular sis-in-law since then was at two funerals and a 50th anniversary party. Haven’t seen her kids or grandkids at all. Can you say no man is an island?
So, my holiday will be low key. My mother will cook (yes, she will NOT allow anyone to help- even upon threat of violence) for my dad, me, my spouse and the 17 year old. My sister and her son who is separated from his wife and his two kids will be there as well. We will Skype with my son in England and my sister’s son and daughter-in-law in Italy. Then we shall wash the dishes and my sister and mom will decide just how early they will hit the mall on Friday and, based on the sales circulars, which stores to attack first. I will watch them in awe at their bravery and arrange to meet them for lunch when the battle is over.
Here’s hoping everyone’s holiday is as low key as mine. Or wild and crazy if that’s how you like it. Happy Bird-Day.