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Saturday, November 18, 2017

There goes Saturday.

I'm off today to visit my parents. They live about a 40 minute drive from here, and since I won't see them on Thanksgiving next week (Gregg and I are going camping) they want to go out to eat. Which is fine, except we're driving another hour after I get to their house to go to a seafood restaurant that they like. Don't get me wrong, I love seafood, but I'll end up spending almost 4 hours in the car on my day off for.....a nice lunch. And I have a million things to do at home today. Sigh.

At least I'll have the parental visit for Thanksgiving over with and I won't have to feel guilty about not going to see the family next week. We're looking forward to camping with the dogs instead!

Happy Saturday, friends.

15 comments:

  1. Why is that we always have to pay the price to do the simplest things of our hearts? Spending Thanksgiving in the woods with your love sounds divine.

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  2. Oh the joy of living close. . . but that said on Thanksgiving Day with all the traffic and possibly bad weather a 5 hour drive is tough.
    Enjoy the time with Parental Units and then your nice Thanksgiving with husband and gud dugs !
    Best of both worlds.
    Take some photos if you can of the colorful trees and gud dugs !

    cheers, parsnip

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  3. But they changed your diapers and taught you how to walk and talk and ride a bicycle... so it's payback time! Real life thanksgiving!

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  4. Thank you, Yorkshire. I am adding my vote to smiling as you go. They love you and want seafood.

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  5. I sympathise. Two hour drive to visit my Dad, lunch, then two hour drive home again. It's a duty visit because we have little in common.

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    1. I'm glad I did it...and glad it's done.

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  6. I hope the visit went well. I'm guessing your parents don't read your blog? :)

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  7. Ah, yes, the parental visits. We used to do 4 to 7 hour round-trips (depending on traffic in and out of NYC) to my mother on our weekends off! Enjoy it anyway!

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  8. As a child, I hated the drive to spend a boring Thanksgiving with a huge crowd of relatives and nothing to do but wait for the food, eat, sit around some more and drive back home. So dull. Now I face Thanksgiving alone. I foolishly bought food for people who backed out. I should have known.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. I wish I still had my parents to spend some time with but we all have different experiences. I hope you have good weather for camping.

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