It's beginning to look a lot like....Thanksgiving!
I am starting to get excited for the holidays.
Work has been kicking my butt lately, to put it simply and plainly. This has made our household be a little persnickety about the holidays - a sacred time to relax and enjoy. One of my SILs made it her mission to get us all together for Turkey day. Here is what she had to contend with;
*families living in three different areas. Our contention: "No travel." (I am now nicknaming husband "No Travel E").
*one member that wanted a home cooked meal
*no one with a big enough house in the right location or interest in hosting the group
*one family needing a suitable spot for a little one to take a good nap
*another family needing a space for little ones to blow off steam, play and be noisy
*some members wanting to see certain relatives
*other members wanting to avoid certain relatives
and so on...
What we settled on:
Our little family is doing the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot, and DVRing the Macy's parade. We will come home with Starbucks to watch said parade, have breakfast and then get stylish. Later we meet the rest of the fam at California Cafe in Los Gatos for 2:30 "linner" reservations. We have some possibilities in mind for afterward, including possibly going to see Tangled.
The next day we will 'deck the halls.' What about you? Anyone going to a restaurant? I'm "cooking up" (ha ha) more plans and will share soon....