The day was mostly uneventful this year. The biggest event of the day came at the expense of me. If you don't like whiny, poorest me posts, move along. This one is all about me!
I love my family, I really do. But this year really struck a bad chord with the festivities. See, it all started back many many years ago. I'm not too positive of the year because I try not to remember events that are unpopular. Unpopular, you ask? Yea, like a death of a family member unpopular. So I lost an uncle many years ago and I still carry the burden of not visiting with him the last Christmas he was alive. I had just spent a long two days with my "new" family. You know, the whole Christmas Eve and Christmas Day partying, eating and visiting. I spoke to him on the phone that evening around 6pm and apologized for not making his family dinner. I felt bad, really bad since my 1st cousin was home from the Air Force Academy and I didn't make the time to visit. Little did I know it would be the last time I spoke with my uncle as he died 2 weeks later.
So fast forward to Thanksgiving 2014 and events unfolded that has me really upset. My uncle's daughter, the other 1st cousin, was coming to visit my mom and dad with her daughter. A sparkling bundle of joy that baby is, from the pictures I've seen. I've not met her yet and would have really loved visiting with her (baby) and the family. I'm guessing it was a last minute plan because it wasn't mentioned during dinner. Maybe a surprise, I just don't know. Anyways, I was informed at 3:30 we needed to be home by 4:30 so they could prepare for the shopping event known as Black Friday. This really upset me, family ALWAYS comes first. But I'm guessing not my side of the family. I was also informed I was the designated babysitter for the evening. Now luckily, it was just the two boys and no one else's kids. That may have ended up a news segment for the 11 o'clock broadcast. Reluctantly, I left mom and dad's and we headed home. Only to get home and find out it was really 5:30 and not 4:30 everyone was leaving. Needless to say I was, and still am, pissed beyond imagination.
So needless to say, my Thanksgiving was a bust in my opinion. And unfortunately, my family will be the ones to suffer because I will NOT let these types of events to unfold ever again. The spirit of family has been desensitized to the point of greediness. I never minded the "we're leaving at 3am" type of plans because I could still enjoy my family time. But we have digressed into thinking greediness is more important than quality family time. Well today, November 28, 2014, that all stops in my household.
I really had a quality Thanksgiving post detailed out in my head for today. But a black cloud has set my mood for the holiday seasons. It's time I start being selfish and demand things are done my way. Especially when it comes to quality family time.
I hope you all had a better Thanksgiving and you were fed well. be sure to set your scales back 10 pounds!