I posted on my Facebook status that I’m ready for this weekend to end so that I have permission to stop eating. My mother-in-law believes in abundance as evidenced by the FOUR pies she had available for the four adults and three non-pie-eating children that were in the house.
We received wonderful news the day before we left that our potentially diabetic son was, in fact, NOT diabetic, so this year’s feast was all the more sweet. We were told to continue being careful about his intake and to continue the diet plan, but we got the official go- ahead to lift the restrictions for Thanksgiving Day.
This was the first year in ten that the boys decided that turkey and stuffing were good things and helped themselves to more than a teaspoonful. I think we’ve taken them to one too many buffets, though, because when JJ went back for seconds, he asked where his grandmother kept the stack of clean plates.
We did not participate in early morning Black Friday activities, but Mr. CPQ and I did get out Friday night for a little date night of burgers and wings and paid our Thanksgiving tribute to the Cherokee tribe at Harrah’s followed by our annual post-event stop at the Arby’s so Mr. CPQ could get a Jamocha shake.
Because we clearly had not had enough sweet stuff the day before.
Saturday morning the menfolk decided it was time to initiate the boys into the family golf tradition, but by the third hole had texted back that there was not enough Valium in the world to ever make them do it again. JJ and Tommy came back raving about the experience, though, so hopefully the year long break before they do this again will erase the memory of losing a dozen golf balls into the stream.
Our little family is splitting up today. Mr. CPQ is headed back home and the boys and I are headed west to points unknown. I really don’t have an itinerary after Tuesday, but for the next couple of days I’ll be in Atlanta before going on to my parent’s house. I’m taking the road less traveled, so I’m hoping it makes all the difference in the attitude of my travelers as they see new sights along the southern route.
On the road again.
I am thankful.
Have a nice day.