I was allowed to sleep in a tad bit this morning. Mom released the baby from the room, and I slept for another half hour. Then I got up, lazed around for a bit, and wrote. The hustle and bustle started.
Our first stop of the day was to my aunt’s house. She hosts Thanksgiving every year. We eat promptly at 12. It’s one of a few times that most, if not all, of the family gets together. It was crazy and insane. The baby was not happy at all. We’re over there most Sunday’s, so it didn’t take her long to warm up to the place. Plus there were other kids running around for her to play with.
Then we, my dad and I, took him back home, and drove out to the baby’s other grandmother’s house. There were a lot of people there as well. It was about an hour and a half travel time, in total. She slept most of it, but when we got there she woke up briefly. Then proceeded to fall asleep on my shoulder. When she finally woke up, she played for a little bit, and it was time for us to go home. Another 45 minutes in the car.
We got home, and started cooking. Mom had pretty much everything done, expect for the meat. Dad grilled out steaks and chicken. My grandmother, for the last several years, has been adamant that she didn’t want a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, so we haven’t done one.
After dinner, we played Phase 10. It’s pretty much our go to Family Game Night game. We also played Cards Against Humanity. Our game nights are usually epic, lasting well into the night, with vicious trash talking that can start weeks before the planned game night. Tonight was fairly tame, though. We’re all exhausted.
How did you spend your Thanksgiving?
30 Days of Thanks, Day 27: I am thankful for a quiet moment alone after all of the festivities.