Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gobble Gobble Gobble

I have been blogging for over two years now, and have written nearly 600 posts. My unhealthy love of comments has been well documented (I literally smile when they come into my inbox...yea, I am a dork that needs the validation of the attention of strangers...you have a problem with that?).

However, in all of those 600 posts and, oh...maybe 4,000-5,000 comments, never has one made me stop and say "Oh, my God, how did I not think of that?" Which is not to say that there haven't been loads of them that made me stop and think, or that gave really useful and helpful advice. But, yesterday, Nilsa left me a comment that I think was probably the most insightful one I have ever gotten. And that go me to thinking...how can someone who never met me beyond a handful of emails back and forth and a week's worth of blog reading be able to figure out something out me before I did? She may be in a tie with I'm Not Carrie Bradshaw for "most perceptive blog reader"...

I don't have an answer for that, I was just wondering...kinda makes my head hurt.

Anyway...today is a really, really foul day outside. It is warmer than the last couple of days, but it is probably 45 degrees and pouring like a motherfucker outside. I had a strong urge to curl up under a blanket and watch TV all day rather than go to work. It took a lot of willpower not to...

Not sure I have filled you in on Thanksgiving plans yet. As Aaron has written about today, the merging of families makes it kind of hard to accommodate everyone on holidays. I know that my local "family" is not really a family in the strictest sense, but for this purpose, it certainly is...i.e., I wanna spend Thanksgiving with them! For this year, at least, The Boy's parents and Twin Sister's family are coming to have dinner with us at Big Sis' house, so everything is gonna work out really well.

Normally, The Boy's parents have Thanksgiving at their house. The two older kids usually come up from New York, and some other family members usually come over as well. His brother and sister are staying in New York this year, though, and since his mother isn't feeling really festive, they took up Big Sis on her offer to come into the city for dinner. So, that should be fun...and I can get a little tipsy and not worry about having to drive anywhere:-) Hee, hee.

Who's working tomorrow? Friday? I am probably gonna put in a half day tomorrow, and none on Friday. Not sure if I will blog, so if I don't get a chance to...Happy Thanksgiving!!!


jamie said...

I wanted to stay in bed all day today, too. It was nearly impossible for me to get up!

Enjoy Thanksgiving.

And, I am so glad that you and munchkin chatted--I am sure it was helpful for both of you.


Rachel H. said...

I wish I was in bed today too! It's SO cold. I'm not sure what the temperature is right now, but it was 35 this morning. And I'm on my last hour and a half of work before the 1st of December now! YAY!

Nilsa said...

Tie for "most perceptive blog reader" ... really? Wow. I'm honored. And of course, now you have the competitive spirit in me wanting to rake in the grand prize all for myself. ha - I kid.

Sounds like you're going to have a great Thanksgiving surrounded by warmth and happiness. Nothing wrong with that!

I have Thursday and Friday off. And I'm working from home tomorrow ... I'm toying with the idea of taking a half day, too. We'll see.

Have a great weekend!

laurwilk said...

Who are you kidding with the 'probably'? I am quite positive you will put in a half day! And I completely respect that decision!

Have fun and eat lots of tuuurkey!

Still just me said...

I am off Thursday and Friday, but The Old Man is working nights. All the kids are gone, but we have an old friend from Texas coming up and the three of us will enjoy a great dinner.

Unbelievably mild weather here, still haven't seen the first snow. Strange for Thanksgiving.