You know, the past few days have been absolutely and restfully tiring. I’m not sure how that makes sense, but some how it does.
Wednesday was only a half day at work. Thank you good people in the expensive suits for letting us go home and having two and a half days with our families. It was and is much appreciated.
Thursday was not just Thanksgiving, but it was also my grandma’s birthday. I’m not quite sure how old she is now, but I think I could safely say that she is in her mid-70s…maybe more. I mean, I’m nearly 30 and she was in her 50s when I was born, right!?! We had some family come in last week from Texas so we got to visit with them on one side of the family. On the other (my side of the family) everyone showed up for the same holiday. Usually we’ll have all but one family or just a few people show. This Thanksgiving all were in attendance. It was a happy birthday for Granma Watts. There was a lot of good food and plenty of meat. (Of which I did not partake.)
Friday was a nice day. We pretty much slept in and after some time Shady, Little Bear, and I ventured out into the Black Friday-day traffic to spend some good time together.
Saturday we went our separate ways. Shady and Little Bear took off for a day out and I worked trying to work off my car-repair debt. It was a good work day. I got a whole crap-load accomplished. We came together after the work day had turned out the lights and the family (my in-laws included) got together and put up the Christmas tree and had hot cocoa and pizza. We stayed up watching the Auburn/Alabama game and cheered prolifically as Auburn took home the 6th victory in a row.
Sunday was a lazy day. More on that later.
Reflections of the week…
I am so glad that I have a good job that allows me to be off for the holidays that I get to have. Sure we have to work on Memorial Day, but we get a substantial amount of time for Christmas break. (about 10 days PAID!!!)
I am thrilled to have an extended family that is as generous and loving as they are despite their craziness and mental blocks.
I am elated that I have the opportunity to share another set of holidays with Shady and Bear. As I’ve mentioned before, we don’t have much, but we have a good solid marriage and great family.