1. Had a wonderful Thanksgiving with the family this year. It dawned on me that it’s the first time in many years that we’ve all been together. My middle brother spent last Thanksgiving…um…attending a state function, I was absent from a few because I was at the outlaws house, and so I think this might have been the first time in four or five years we were all at the house together. I mentioned meeting my brother’s new girlfriend, and am somewhat disappointed to report that there’s nothing blog-worthy about her–she seems very nice, good looking (our Nana said she was “as pretty as a speckled submarine–whatever that means).
2. Lil brother, stepmom, and I braved the malls on Black Friday. I didn’t buy a single thing but I did help pick out a few of my Christmas gifts (am so looking forward to my new memory foam pillow!!). Best Buy was a ZOO! But, the TV I thought I got such a great deal on last year was half the price I paid for it. Kind of a sick feeling knowing I could have gotten two if I waited a year. LOL!
3. My uncle hosted our big family Thanksgiving this year. The lucky bastard didn’t even have his house on the market and a neighbor’s friend made an offer on it. Why can’t I have that kinda luck?? No one has even looked at my house.
4. I saw my crazy mama, literally, for five minutes over Thanksgiving. The usual reasons for my short visit apply, but she called five hours late–literally as I was on my way to the interstate to come home. And was less concerned with seeing me and more concerned that I might bring her a pack of cigarettes and a dozen eggs (which took THREE stops to find). She claimed she was baking a cake. She gives me her usual speech about “the house is a mess, but come on anyway.” And when she says a mess, she means it! I snuck and took the picture above while she was refilling her Pepsi. That giant pile of clothes is her sofa! and that mess of stuff in front is hiding a coffee table. I’ve long said it looks like one of those Oprah shows on hoarding–you be the judge!