Wednesday, November 26, 2008


We have quite a bit in the works for the next few weeks. By the time our vacation rolls around, we'll truly appreciate the break, I think.

Playette and I have several appointments. Mostly run-of-the-mill things that just happen to be occurring all at once, minus NeckClickGate. Just yesterday, I took her to the Opthamologist for an annual exam. As I hope for all of the others to follow, this visit was quite unremarkable. She can see just fine and her eyes aren't doing anything that causes any concern. There's no better sound to me in that situation than, "See you next year." It means no follow-up, no trying to get referrals straightened out, no 1-2 hour trips up North to the nearest children's hospital or satellite office. And, for the eye appointment specifically, it meant no scheduling of a procedure and no glasses. Not yet at least. And for that, I am thankful. Because if her eyesight is anything like mine at all, she will be sporting spectacles at some point. I honestly think she's challenging me enough right now without adding a fight over wearing glasses to the mix. If we can hold all of that off until she fully understands what the word "no" means (not that she'll listen, just know what it means), that would be great.

BD has school. The end of the quarter is approaching, but isn't coming soon enough if you ask him. There's plenty of work that still remains to be done, study sessions, and finals. He always does his studying at school, dedicated student that he is, so I have to accept that he may be out-of-pocket after Thanksgiving until the last professor says "pencils down."

Speaking of Thanksgiving, we do have plans. We've invited over some friends over that will also be staying in town for the holiday. All fellow military members and their families. I'm guessing we'll max out at about 12 people by the time the day is done. BD is frying a turkey (peanut oil doubled in price when exactly?) and I'm cooking greens, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce (cut along the can lines just like Mom used to make). Everyone else will bring whatever they like to round out the menu. It should be nice. I'm looking forward to beating one particular couple at Spades. You see, I am not a hostess that is above sending at least two people home is tears so long as it's competition-related.

I have to work on Friday, but BD and Playette will be at home, doing what they do best. Sports-watching, playing, eating, and generally just enjoying each other's company.

Usually I'm pretty apathetic when it comes to holidays, but I'm actually looking forward to the next few days. The cleaning and the prepping, all a means to an end.

(Don't worry, I'm still me. Scrooge is surely lurking around in there somewhere.)

I hope that whether your plans are a festive event or a delicious day off complete with sleeping in and a good book, you are content.

Know that I'm thankful for you.


sheree said...

those sounds like some fun plans! Much more exciting than ours ;)

Peaches323 said...

I am so proud of you for indulging in the holiday. Maybe Scrooge will go visit someone else this year since you guys will be on that wonderful holiday in Mexico.

Enjoy the dinner. I hope the sweet potatoes turn out good this time :)