I’m so excited to get the holidays underway. The past 2 years my parents have come to Georgia for Thanksgiving. The last place the hubs and I want to be is in the airport during the busiest travel time of the year. Since we’re usually the ones doing the traveling, they give us a break by dealing with the airport insanity instead. They’re awesome like that.
But man, have my parents had a rough couple weeks. My dad hit a deer driving home from work last Monday…or more correctly a deer hit him. It ran out of the woods into the side of his car. Miraculously no damage was done; only a smear of deer blood left behind on the passenger side mirror. My dad was so distraught about the deer. It limped off into the woods and probably didn’t survive. The important part was HE was ok though.
My attempt to add some humor to this post...this scene in Tommy Boy never gets old
Over the weekend a pipe burst in their house. A large section of their finished basement was destroyed, and all the carpet and hard wood on the first floor is soggy and buckled. Workmen have been there since Monday ripping out drywall and replacing flooring.
Then yesterday morning I get a call from my brother telling me that my mom fell down the stairs. She broke her leg in two places and needed surgery to put in pins and plates. The surgery went well, so we’re praying for her quick recovery without any complications.
We all agreed it’s better for everyone if we wait until after Thanksgiving to fly up to see her. I feel horrible about it though. All she kept saying to me was “I absolutely cannot have you get stuck in the airport with the baby,” and of course “Thank goodness your father hadn’t left for work yet. What if something like this happened when M was on a trip?” Moms, always worrying about everyone but themselves.
So yeah, Thanksgiving plans will be a little different this year.
I’m still running a race on Thanksgiving morning, but the rest is TBD. What do ya’ll have going on for Thanksgiving?
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