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Thanksgiving

Quiet here. I am in Coney Island.

Daughter has a neurolgy appointment tomorrow, so she and I were not going anywhere this week anyway. (Her choice to have it on a holiday, she is unwilling to miss any school so her possible doctor days are limited.) Son and husband were supposed to go up to MIL's house, but the storm cancelled those plans. We have been having a Nor'easter. We had been told to expect up to 10 inches of snow, very unusual so early in the year.

As it turned out, all rain so far. Lots of wind yesterday, and plenty of snow North of us. We might get a little tonight.

So we four are having our day here. I am not even making turkey. (I don't really like turkey.) We are having a nice large roasting chicken. Better for four people that way.

I am quite happy to be here at home. Today has that holiday feeling without all the uproar of travel, and the inevitable hives I get from spending time with MIL. (I am not kidding, being in the same room with her for very long at all makes me break out in big ugly itchy hives. I come home with my hands bleeding every time because I scratch them in my sleep.)

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ba1126
Nov. 27th, 2014 10:08 pm (UTC)
WOW! MIL sounds 'toxic'!!
eglantine_br
Nov. 29th, 2014 12:59 am (UTC)
She is better than she used to be, but we are not friends, which is too bad.
anteros_lmc
Nov. 28th, 2014 08:05 pm (UTC)
Belated Happy Thanksgiving! Sounds like you has the best of both worlds, that holiday feeling without having to endure MiL. I can so sympathise, I hate family gatherings. Even when the family members are all relatively civil normal people, there's something about families en masse that really does for me. So I hope you enjoyed your day at home with your family and your animals and your chicken :) And I hope that C. got on okay with her neurology appointment.
eglantine_br
Nov. 29th, 2014 01:07 am (UTC)
Yes, it was a good day. I made a kind of special meal out of the chicken, and we all slid into torpor afterward. Son took Hazel for a long walk on the beach in the middle of the night.

Today was the doctor. It was not too bad. Daughter talked about how if she did not have seizures she would be able to drive a car. I pointed out that even if she did not have seizures, I would not hand over car keys to a 16 year old and her distracted teenage friends! (Also right now we don't have a car, but that is not the point.)

In NYC you have to wait 3 years after each seizure before you drive again. Here in the city that is no hardship. Everyone takes the subway anyhow.
anteros_lmc
Dec. 1st, 2014 11:15 pm (UTC)
Glad you had a lovely day to yourselves and good to hear daughter's appointment went well. Not being allowed to drive must seem like a terrible injustice when you are sixteen, regardless of whether or not you actually have access to a car! :}
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