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Thanksgiving is in Full Swing

November 26th, 2013 at 03:23 pm

My parents have arrived. It's been a mixed bag.

Not so great:
- they didn't like their hotel that they chose and moved to a different hotel (but complained a lot first)
- they don't like walking in snow (we got a lot of snow last weekend)
- I'm cooking a lot for everyone! And trying to keep the house clean
- My mother keeps calling my brother who arrives tomorrow to warn him about things (like snow or the dog hair) which makes me feel sort of bad
- My dad lost his mobile phone, but someone called me - last number called - to say he found it, and we got it back only a few hours later

Great:
- having my parents here
- they got to watch F sledding - priceless! (I grew up, and they still live, in so. California where there isn't any snow)
- my mother complained enough about walking in snow that we went to Ross and we both found boots (mine are Clark's - got a great deal)

So - my brother arrives tomorrow. I have bought all the food at Trader Joe's already, so now just need to get wine. I'm not sure I know how to pick out wine (usually D tells me what to get based on what he sees on the TJ website).

8 Responses to “Thanksgiving is in Full Swing”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    You should have picked up some $2 buck chuck while you were at Trader Joe's! It's pretty good, especially for the price!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving and try to remember the positives!!

  3. Jenn Says:

    Be thankful you don't have to live with them year-round!

  4. Buendia Says:

    It's like 95% positive - I have to remember that! And I haven't been able to exercise this week - need to do that to stay happy and sane! (F said we could do this silly little workout tomorrow with jumpropes and stuff!)

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    All those complaints sound like my mother who doesn't THINK she's complaining, it's just part of her nature. Family...you gotta love 'em.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    About the wine -- studies have shown that even wine enthusiasts can't really tell much difference in blind taste-tests -- I like to choose a medium-price bottle for guests (just in case) and get the cheap stuff for myself.

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Holidays are a mixed bag of good and bad. Hope the good shines through. Happy Thwnksgiving!

  8. rob62521 Says:

    Oops...Thanksgiving ...sorry!

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