Sunday, November 30, 2008

Day 30 NaBloPoMo and Thanksgiving Memories

This has been another full day. Two grandchildren, three daughters, two son-in-laws and a husband who was feeling less than great proved to be a stressful mix of people at times since the weather didn't cooperate and everyone had to be in the house all the time. But now the house is quiet. Two children, two daughters and two son-in-laws have left for their homes leaving a void not only in my house but in my heart. I enjoyed every moment of the noise, the cooking, the dishes, the noise, the conversations, the games, the TV, the noise, the laughter, even the noise. I always feel sad when people leave --- (sigh)

The previous is my post from one year ago. Last year all three girls and theirs came to me for Thanksgiving. The noise and chaos where here. This year we all (minus one daughter who was missed) traveled to Albuquerque. So the noise and chaos were somewhere else, but now her house is empty except for a husband and a cat.

It is much easier being the one leaving than the one left behind. Robert and I had an early flight (6:00 AM) out of A-town and arrived without incident in BC by 11:30. Although I miss them all, there is not the same feeling of emptiness that I had when everyone left here.

We enjoyed four complete days of family and food. Carrie is a wonderful organizer and always has ideas for keeping everyone entertained. We didn't get to do all of them, but next time we might just venture down to the parade of lights or ride the train to somewhere or some other wonderful excursion she has available for any takers. Thanks Carrie for keeping us all busy.

Robert got his way with the remote which always makes him happy and he was nice to the grandchildren and put it on their shows some. Miss A and Mr. B were in fine form and we all enjoyed them greatly. I played a million games of giant pick-up sticks with A and built things with big Lego's with B. I managed to get in a little time with Guitar Hero, but that is much better when done with only an audience of one or none. Then all of us played with the Wii Music Maker. I would like to spend more time messing with it.

The shopping felt rushed even thought we spend four hours searching for items needed or wanted. It was fun being with my girls. The best was A though. In Old Navy, I found a little blazer in what appeared to be her size. I had her try it on and OMG it was perfect on her and she knew it. That blazer was n. o. t. coming off her. She wore it the rest of the time we were in the store and even did a spot dance wearing it while the rest of us shopped. I was keeping an eye on her without her knowing it. Her *professional jacket* as she called it inspired her to groove to the tune being played to keep shoppers happy. I must say she did an excellent job feeling the beat and had some excellent moves. When we checked out I had the cashier cut the tags off and she wore her new jacket the rest of the day.
This is my special memory for this year Abby and the blazer.

The meme where I say :: You think. It is always interesting to see if I match up with anyone. More often than not I don't --- Does that make me weird or them?????

  1. Sleepy :: Head

  2. Thanksgiving :: Over, but not forgotten

  3. Fifteen :: Sixteen

  4. Authority :: In charge

  5. Bangs :: too short or too long; never just right

  6. Curled :: or straight, that is the question

  7. Young man :: My doctor; they get younger every time I have to go :(

  8. Surprised :: OMG

  9. Mistake :: oops

  10. Handle it :: Make it go away; take care of it


The Social Frog said...

You also have a great list! And doctors do get younger & younger all the time,lol. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Ladykli said...

How precious is she!!! She certainly looks "professional" and quite adorable too!

NoBS said...

Ain't that true about the doctors?!

Even when I was a kid, our family doctor was, like, 70 years old! Or, maybe he was 30...


Hootin' Anni said...

Hi Patsy! Sorry I didn't get around to your blog yesterday, it's been a busy week. Now I'm finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel and hopefully will have a bit more blog visiting time. LOVE your 'surprised' association in your mutterings. That couldn't be more perfect. And #7 was a giggles' worth. I love your thinking girl!!!

Now, that brings me to Abbey! She is a D O double L!!! What a cute jacket. I can understand why she wore it all day. It's a perfect fit with style AND size.

Hey, if you want an easy way to fix up your blog for the holidays there are some great templates HERE [free!] And they work perfectly for Blogger. The directions are simple, and easy to understand also. You may want to look into it. They have holiday templates too.

If you decide to do so, and need help with something, don't hesitate to drop by and ask.

Have a super week. And YES! Yes, I consider you a friend also.

Momisodes said...

I'm so glad to hear you had wonderful 4 days of family and food :)

I adore that photo of Abby in her "professional jacket"! She is such a doll! Old Navy had some great things on sale :)

Julie said...

My family has always done the big family things. I have some great memories of sleeping in a sleeping bag on a living room floor with siblings and cousins.

That blazer looks great on her!

storyteller said...

I'm playing 'catch up today' ... and wanted to thank you for visiting my 'mutterings' at Small Reflections. You're so right about the doctors looking younger all the time!