I’m guessing I’ll probably work, but I don’t have my schedule yet so who knows. My brother will be home for a few days. Then a week later we’ll be going down to my sister’s house for my nephew’s birthday party.
@krobb1290 Been there, done that, at this time of year. You have my sympathy. When I worked retail everyone would bring in leftovers on Black Friday and it would be like second thanksgiving, tho no one ate at the same time.
My family does the whole holidays thing all at Thanksgiving. We get together from all across the country, eat delicious food, catch up, try desperately NOT to talk about politics, and then give Christmas presents and play some games. It is honestly pretty good.
Today marks 5 months since the auto accident my boyfriend and I were in. He was in a coma at first and then has been trying to recover from a serious brain injury. He can’t speak yet, can’t move most of his body on his own yet, and is still being fed through a tube so it’s kind of hard to enjoy turkey and stuffing when the man I love doesn’t get to enjoy it with me.
@drinkaffeine I understand your feeling that way, but do you think he’d want you to miss out on the holiday because of him? It won’t make him any better if you miss out on joy because he’s suffering. Your suffering won’t make anything better. You deserve joy, he’d want you to find happiness. And I’m so sorry that this happened.
@Gypsigirl213 Oh wow. That definitely changes my mindset… You’re right, he would. I don’t usually post on this website so I wasn’t expecting a response but you seriously encouraged me, thank you. That’s a better way to look at it.
@moonhat Yes he’s come a very long way! Doctors said he might not live, then said there was a 90% chance he would never wake up from his coma, and recently he’s been able to open his mouth on his own and he can smile a little which has become my favorite sight in the world when I visit him I’m very thankful he’s making progress and I believe he will make a full recovery.
yes! nothing beats having a feast for your birthday every year. (last year it was on thanksgiving, this year it’s about a week before but thanksgiving is still always when i celebrate with family. it is also my dad’s bday celebration as well, who happens to be one of my favorite people.) the only thing that would improve it is if i could teleport. still not a good traveler but i get through it to see family.
Nope, I would prefer my days off, to be days off, but it seems like other folks see this as a “oh, you aren’t busy?” time. Sis wants family over for dinner, and guess who is responsible for getting everything ready. And, no, she’s disabled, so it falls on me.
Mixed feelings. My wife and I host an extended family gathering, so there is some stress about getting everything ready. But the family is great and everyone gets along and is happy to be there, so it always seems to turn out fine.
It will be nice to have a week with my husband home from work, and we usually go to Friendsgiving, since we don’t have any family out here, but I think I want to do my own roast turkey meal as well because I love leftovers.