It’s beginning to look a lot like…


Thanksgiving is almost over. We didn’t have turkey. As Thanksgiving is at Mom’s house and she’s decided that cooking a turkey for 3 people isn’t much fun, and because it’s her house. we had lobster tails, King Crab legs, regular shrimp and coconut shrimp. Don’t get me wrong, it was good – how could it not be? – but I missed the turkey and sweet potatoes and green bean casserole, etc. We had pumpkin pie cause I made one. Well I made 4. Three for work and one for us. I kept half of the pie and left the other half with Mom and Cindy.

Then Mom and I sat down and talked genealogy. We have a very large family and the more I find out, the bigger it gets. I’ve found a Civil War soldier and two WWI soldiers. I found an illegitimate family member, who was eventually adopted by his grandparents. (His mother was a bit of a jet setter and, for that time in history, she was married an incredible 3 times (at least) and traveled a lot. Lost track of her in 1940 on a steamship to Venezuela.) Most families in the late 1800s, early 1900s had very large families. We’re talking 10 to 17 kids. (One family had 17 kids, but only 12 survived childhood.) After the genealogy talks, my sister sat down and outlined her plans for, not only their house, but for decorating my house. Thanks but no thanks. Money is too tight. I will put up my tree and a few other Christmas decorations, but I can’t afford to light up the outside of the house. (Note to self – put squirt bottle on grocery list. Meow-Yen will try to climb the Christmas tree.) My sister will start decorating tomorrow morning. She can’t wait. I’ll start dragging the tree and stuff into the house from the garage maybe tomorrow, maybe Saturday, or maybe not… It’s hard for me to do… Maybe I can get Cindy to help bring it in, as long as I can figure out where to put it…

And therein lies the problem. With the arthritis in my knee and the new pains in my left shoulder, moving heavy boxes is out of the question. Especially up stairs…

I really do want to have my tree up, at least. I just wish it didn’t hurt so much to move things around…


One thought on “It’s beginning to look a lot like…

  1. I loved your nostalgic imagery. I’m allergic to shell-fish so you would surely have had turkey at my house! Not the same though; none of your family present and that’s what it’s all about!

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