my quote of the moment: "if you can attain repose and calm, believe that you have seized happiness." ~julie-jeanne-eleonore de lespinasse

November 22, 2010

think happy thoughts... happy thanksgiving thoughts

three days and counting until thanksgiving. so yes, i am a little nervous and a little apprehensive. there is always such pressure to perform on the big day, and even though i'm only in charge of the pies, i know that there will be plenty of people upset with me if things don't turn out well.

i've prepared everything that i can, made a list and gone through it over and over again. i bought what i need to take up and have a list of what i need to buy while i'm there. i should be ok, it's just making a few (like seven) pies. it's something i've done over and over again.

i think my real problem is that i'm not worried about the cooking part of the holiday going poorly, it's the fact that all of my in-laws are coming together. my hubby has three younger sisters, and some have moved away like we did, so we all don't get together very often. and up until a few days ago, i didn't think they were all going to be there. turns out that plans have changed, and everybody is getting together for thanksgiving at my mother-in-law's house. something always happens, somebody says something stupid, and everybody always ends up fighting. usually it's over as quickly as it started, but that doesn't change the fact that it sours the trip. so right now it feels like i'm facing a storm, i know one is coming, i can see it on the horizon. i don't know how bad it will be or how long it will last, but it's headed straight towards me.

at least i stay home for christams and get to see my side of the family, my dad and mom and step moms and sisters. it's a different cast of characters and a whole different set of crazy. but it's the one i grew up with, so for that i know i'll be ok.

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