Friday, November 29, 2013
This has been an interesting Thanksgiving. I took a day off to take care of business and get a head start on cooking. It, rarely, goes as planned, The shopping was good. We went 40 miles north to go to Menards and brunch at Perkins I went to a store that I had never been to to check it out and pick up a few groceries. We really liked the store and stocked up on a few items so we spent more than we had planned. We could not get all items on our list so we returned home and put groceries away. We rested and decided to go out to a favorite restaurant to get a quick dinner. We were ready to leave when hubbies brother came in. Ninety minutes later we left to finish the grocery shopping. By the time we got home, who wants to start cooking?!?
I got my guest room ready for my sis and her grandkids. They came Thanksgiving and spent the night. I asked my youngest grandson to spend the night as well. Sis's grandson and mine play well!
We had dinner prepared and ate an early evening (mid afternoon) meal. Sis and I gathered the dishes and got most of the mess out of the way. This is where everything went o "Heck in a hand basket."
We decided to get the sports WII game out. Some of the kids and my DH and my nephew played some golf and baseball. They did some golf then on to bowling. The kids decided to go play with the toys. That left Sis and her son ,my hubby and myself. The phone rang and brother called to wish us a happy Thanksgiving. No Problem. A quick conversation. Next, DD called and talked to everyone. We had speakerphone for a while and, then, turned the speaker off. My turn to talk and my turn to bowl. Guess what?!? I threw the bowling ball and the WII remote went flying to. That T.V. is history. The remote hit the screen and ruined the screen. I told my daughter about it and she said, "Go to Wal-Mart!"
We did and got a new T.V. DIL thought the grandson did it because he will not tighten the strap. No! It was Grandma! We took 20 minutes to choose a T.V. and 45 minutes in line to pay. Not fun!
We got the T.V. home and set up. We watched Veggie Tales so great niece and nephew would settle down. My grandson fell asleep by 10 p.m. The other two went to bed at 11. My dog was having a lot of arthritis pain and did not settle down.. Lucy dog allowed me to sleep less than one hour. At midnight, I woke up to my grandson in my bathroom completely messy. Flu with a fever, vomiting and diarrhea. All of his clothes were dirtied! I cleaned him and called my son. They came and picked him up. He was up until 4:30 a.m. when his fever broke.
Will went home and Lucy dog became a restless dog. I gave her a low dose aspirin and stayed awake with her until her pain eased. It was a night that not much sleep happened.
Sis and her grandkids slept through it and slept in. Candy making was the plan. Yes, we made candy. Sis plays with the grandkids more than candy making. That's okay. I am very capable. We finished that project and was able to teach my great niece a little about making candy. It was good. Sis had planned to spend 2 nights and her grand daughter said, "No!"
That was okay. I really did need a short rest.
I guess it could have been worse. The amazing part of all of this is that nobody got mad at anybody but Lucy dog. A yelping dog is unnerving. She has settled down now. My company has gone home and I am resting! All is well!