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Today are all the big scary sales. I am not participating, because a) I have no one to watch Charlie, so what's the point and b)aaah! Crowds!

Just sometimes I feel I may be missing something. The adrenaline! the excitement! The half off! meh, whatever.

Thanksgiving went very well. I'm sure I've mentioned how my parents and my husband don't get along, and by 'don't get along' I mean 'hate each other'. Over the years I basically stopped having my husband and family in the same place, because I personally couldn't stand the tension. This meant that the majority of Thanksgivings we spent with my in-laws, and I would do Christmas Eve with my family, sans husband, and we would do Christmas day with his family because I get along wonderfully with my in laws. Even though they are serious Bush supporters

But yesterday we spent Thanksgiving at my sister's house, not relevant why. She lives just a few minutes away, so I have to admit the not travelling thing was nice. My parents and my sister's parents in-law were there. I was very worried that it was going to be another tension filled day for me, butto my emmense relief, it wasn't.

I did have to snap at my husband and make him stop sitting in the dark living room and go down to the family room where the other people were, (act like a grown-up, I told him) but after that, he did okay. Talked football and sports with my dad and the other people and then, much to my amazement, he and my mother had a very long civilized conversation about his work.

So, phew.

Not that I think they are all going to be new best friends or anything, but it is nice to know they can manage a few hours in the same room without making me want to drink myself into oblivion.

on 2005-11-25 01:44 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
The kids are so adorable in the first pic, and the second one is so sweet! You, btw, look absolutely stunning there :D

I thought about Black Friday shopping too, but... well, I have most of my Christmas shopping planned out anyway. And any major electronics purchases (always the focus of these big sales, it seems) by me would probably be, um, for me. That feels wrong :P *goes back to knitting a scarf for her mom mum*

on 2005-11-26 01:29 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
You, btw, look absolutely stunning there :D Aw, stop! *makes waving motion, blushing*

on 2005-11-25 02:04 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
::echoes the 'stunning' remark above, because you totally do::

So those sales are real, then? I mean, we were watching ads for post-Thanksgiving sales last night (well, we were watching CSI, but the ads kept interrupting), and we couldn't figure out if there really *were* sales that started at five in the morning, or if this was some sort of American sense of irony that we weren't getting.

on 2005-11-26 01:30 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Oh yeah, the sales are real. One of my sisters-in-law has done the 'get up at 5am' thing. Not me though. Blurgh.

Nothing ironic about it. Just capitalism at work!

on 2005-11-25 02:05 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Cute wee monkeys!

Your skin is lovely!

on 2005-11-25 03:39 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
You're not shopping because it's Buy Nothing Day.
The pictures are gorgeous and I love Charlie's clothes.

on 2005-11-25 06:20 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
You look lovely, and Charlie's so adorable!

on 2005-11-25 09:28 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
It's great that you got to spend Turkey Day with your family.

As for your in-laws being Bush supporters misled in their political views, sometimes with relations you just have to smile and say to yourself, "Forgive them, for they know not what they do." LOL. All of my Mom's siblings and their families are staunch supporters of Commander CuckooBananas, so we have gotten good at holding our tongues on holidays.

on 2005-11-26 01:30 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Commander CuckooBananas made me laugh a lot.

I'm so calling him that from now on.

on 2005-11-26 05:36 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
*grin* Wish I could take full credit for Commander CuckooBananas; that was actually a "Simpson-ism", from an episode that aired last season. Basically, Homer was telling Bart that if parochial school didn't work out, Bart would have no choice but to go into the military. “... and if you get kicked out of that one you’re going straight in the army, where you’ll be sent straight to America’s latest military quagmire. Where will it be? North Korea? Iran? Anything’s possible with Commander Cuckoobananas in charge!”

on 2005-11-26 12:34 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Oh, yeah! I'd forgotten about that. Love the Simpsons and their subtle satire. :)

on 2005-11-27 10:21 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Fab piccies! It's also great that your family managed to get along - go them! :-)


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