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Thanksgiving with no thanks?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Well, today there's not much going on, I was supposed to go to my nieces basketball game and got up too late, it's over in Milton and about a half an hour away and got up about 10 minutes before the game was to start, and by the time I would have gotten there, I would have only had 10 minutes left in the game, so figured it wasn't worth the gas to run over there. OH well, she's only in 6th grade, I think, so there'll be plenty of games to go. Besides, her mother is a real witch and it's really not worth seeing her and putting up with her crud each time. I love my niece, but dang, her mother is unbelievable. She puts on this fake face and lies right to you with this smile that you know she lying and tries to be as sweet as could be....makes you just want to slap her and I'm telling you, it's just not worth it. Not to mention she has her daughter so fooled into believing her, however her son, who's 2 years younger than the daughter, I feel so sorry for him. Because she knows she doesn't have him fooled, she told the courts she wants more time with her daughter, but not her son. (mainly so she can brainwash her more than she already has.) Her daughter has gotten so she uses her phone to take pictures at her dad's house and tape record conversations between her older sister and her soon-to-be stepmom and show her mom of all that goes on at her dad's house, that's how sneaky she is. It's horrible what her mom puts her up to. Not that there's anything bad going on over there, but her mom makes it look that way. It's a really bad situation.

I told her dad to just take her phone away from her when shes at the house, but he won't do it, because she's constantly on the phone whispering and talking to her mom, telling her everything that's going on at her Dad's house, and I mean everything, or even during the holiday's at my mom's house, she is always telling her mom everything that's going on.

*deep breath* ok, end of rant...back to the halfway good stuff. Thanksgiving will again be at my brothers...with his fiancee's family. Not real happy about that, mainly because they go over to her family the next day, so I don't understand why her family has to be there on Thanksgiving, too. It ends up with them saying their prayer for the family prayer, and then we don't say the Lord's prayer like we used to, nor saying what we were each thankful for, like we used to when Dad was alive, and I miss both those things. Instead we say the prayer her family says and that's it. I miss saying what we're thankful for and the Lord's prayer...it used to be tradition....but now that's all gone. And with her family being Catholic, even if we did say the Lord's prayer, their version would be different.

I just feel like our Thanksgiving is gone now, and I miss it. Thanksgiving since Dad passed is no more, and my Husbands side of the family no longer get together, and my own family don't have thanksgiving because well...our daughter goes to her bf's family and we're over at my brothers on thanksgiving day now. So basically Thanksgiving sucks anymore.

Ok, enough of a bad day, I guess. I hope you have a wonderful day, and no, I'm not going to go stuff my face, I think I'll have a big glass of hot tea and do my exercise or clean. Have a great weekend, also. I'll see you tomorrow! emoticon
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TATTER3 11/16/2013 7:38PM

    Families can be like swallowing thorns and shards of glass. I'm so sorry. My sister and I live alone and do what we can to see my GS but know that it's an uphill battle. His parents are just so busy in their own lives. Do what you can, pray about the rest. I am so sorry you have to face this.
You mentioned Milton. I'm in Scottsburg In and there's a Milton right across the river from Madison In near us. Anything familiar???/ Keep Sparkin' and keep the faith.

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BLONDEE53 11/16/2013 3:25PM

    Aww honey girl...I sure understand the angst of family issues and Your traditions being sidelined. I'll be alone by choice this year. I'll miss my mama, as you miss your Daddy...but Jesus will be with me. If I decide to, I'll find a dinner somewhere...or have a simple day of praise at home.

Perhaps you can hide away for a bit, and talk to your Dad before time at your brothers and do for yourself those things that won't be "welcomed or shared" elsewhere. I for sure, will be talking to my mama.

Yes!! Those empty chairs, the grief and sorrow of losses are much more painful at these times in the year. The days we used to celebrate are not the same. Treasure the precious memories (I will as well) and do what you can to make the Holidays special for yourself...

Blessings to you my friend. I will take a page from your book with the hot tea emoticon tho potatoes do call my name.
Take care of yourself okey dokey?

Love and hugs~ Bren

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MS.ELENI 11/16/2013 2:56PM

    We are picking up a fully cooked meal from Cody's.

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