Kiki's Conundrums and Complexities

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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Thanksgiving

So I survived Dual Thanksgiving again. I really need to figure out a better system as doing two thankgivings in one day is really quite draining.

I always end up feeling that I've never spent enough time with my family and that I've spent way too much time with his family. And maybe that will change as time goes on, and I feel more comfortable around his family, but I'm not sure.

The food was good in both places, although I tend to eat my main meal at my Mom's house since it is the food I grew up with and associate with Turkey Day.
After a few hours of Thanksgiving at my Mom's we pack up and head back home to do it again.
The second time around tends to take longer, people arrive late, and the whole process takes longer. There were over 20 people there this year, some I had never met, in fact that my husband had not met, some people I had met only once or twice.

I only ate macaroni and cheese, a few candied yams, a bit of ham and cake at the second t-day. I passed on the greens, and chitlings (eeew). They have a bunch more food choices then we usually do, and a bunch more chaos.

Seeing the little kids at the (card table) kiddie table did remind me of Thanksgivings of long ago.

We drew names for Christmas and once again I got someone I hardly knew. Any ideas what to get a 40 something year old guy who you have no idea what his interests are.