Monday, November 19, 2007

home for the holidays...

Only two days of work this week! I have taken off on Wednesday... goal: get life back in some semblance of order (or start anyway... particularly by filing the large and still growing pile of bills... which also invovles paying my ever forgiving roommate several months of utilities).

This weekend I went to Thanksgiving dinner #1 at the Gardenville Hotel. We were late... the pies were still in the oven at planned blast-off time. We managed to arrive in the middle of dinner (with the green bean casserole, corn relish, and two egg-nog-pumpkin-pies). Dinner was lovely... and then the madness began... Seeing as my sister is the youngest in our generation on both sides of the family, I'm not used to having 30 little cousins running crazy around a reception hall... or anywhere for that matter. Although this is not the first family function I have attended, I still find them most intimidating! I'm starting to be able to recognize some of the kids but names are a whole different issue... with which even their own relatives seem to struggle at times. I played some ping-pong with some kid - name withheld due to lack of knowledge (although I think I heard it while we were playing). I nearly had my head taken off by child weilding pool stick... no idea who that was as I was busy ducking out of the way. The "older kids" stayed after most of the insanity died down and played a few games of pool... Aunt C (don't know who is and isn't ok with their names being used) even played a game or two with us.

Thanksgiving dinner #2A will be at my parents house... and there will be much peace and quiet... well, peace and quiet may be a stretch but there will be much less running around in circles for sure!

Thanksgiving dinner #2B will be at JB's sister's house... with substantially fewer children than aforementioned dinner #1. I will be sitting this one out this year... however, I may have some sort of hand in the mashed potatoes lest Older Girl (sorry, the new code names escaped the brain) be disappointed... we shall see.

Temptation: I have my eye on a chef's outfit for JB... and perhaps a minitature matching one for me. I'm just not sure that he'd actually wear it. I think it would be fun though!

2 comments:

T with Honey said...

Sounds like a fun and tasty week. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Mrs.S. said...

I am the eldest member of the clan of the crazies, and even after 50+ years I find it intimidating as well! But we are glad you braved it once again...We missed you at
#2B dinner and Francie did attempt a disparaging remark about the potatoes but her mother quickly snapped that it was YOUR RECIPE so she piped down...It was very cute though as Fiver was trying to organize the guest list in his head. He named all the people who would be there and when he said your name he was told you wouldn't be there...He asked why and his mother assured him you would have a Thanksgiving celebration, but it would be with YOUR family. "Oh" he replied with surprise ( I guess he thinks you are part of OUR family). I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing holiday. Hope to see you on Holy Family Sunday for the Clan of the Crazies' Christmas extravaganza...