Saturday, November 29, 2008

It's Been Awhile

Since I posted. I've got nothing. Nothing to say. Can't think of anything! Me, the one who is a chatterbox, quiet.

Actually, I guess I would have a lot of things to say, but I'm not in the most positive of moods. And this blog has seen enough negativity to last a lifetime.

Okay, so I'll add to it.

I don't like Thanksgiving. There, I said it. After cooking a big feast, Bob taking over in the kitchen and basically pushing me out, I realized that I actually do love to cook but that he does too, and he's 6'5 and bigger than me and he just takes over. Plus we don't like the same types of food. Back to Thanksgiving, though, I have just never enjoyed the holiday. It's always been one of those that were no big deal to me. How awful is that?

We got out the turkey Thomas made, ate our feast, and then we discussed the fact that none of us really like turkey, none of us really like stuffing, either. So next year we're going to do steak and potatoes.

And the whole thankfulness thing...I guess not a day goes by where I don't actually think about how thankful I am. I love my son more than anything, my husband is my rock, even though he takes over in the kitchen, and life is pretty good. Well, it always could be better -- or worse, but I think we've had our share of worse for awhile.

Speaking of worse, Bob had to go to California a couple weeks ago. He called me early one morning and I was met with this:

"Now don't panic, I'm okay, but..."


Oh, God, now what? My heart was pounding out of my chest because he was talking in an excited way, very atypical for him.

Well, to make a long story short, Bob was hit by a car in California, seriously damaging the car he was in and totaling the car that hit him. The person who hit him was walking around, so if she was hurt, it couldn't have been all that bad.

Thank God (no offense to my atheist friends) that Bob wasn't hurt.

So I freaked out the entire time he was gone, worrying about him. I didn't cry while he was gone, but when he walked in the door, I hugged him, sat down and let the dogs attack him, and Thomas hug him and I bawled. I just released and cried so hard.

He has yet to show me the pictures of the cars. I think he knows better.

Ever since I've been kind of down. I think the year I've had has finally hit me. The car accident was the icing on the cake.

Life goes on, and I put on my happy face and pretend. "Fake it 'til you make it." Today we decorated the house. While it wasn't exactly fun for me, I pretended and Thomas had a lot of fun. We got some new LED lights which I love to pieces, and they give off a cheery glow.

Monday we'll start school again, after taking a week off.

I must admit that I am just tired. I think that best describes my state as of late.

And that's about all I've got to say. For now.

9 comments:

Meg_L said...

Well, I'm happy to hear your voice. I had been thinking you were too quiet.

Johnny C said...

Egads... what a story for Thanksgiving... Thank goodness everything is o.k.

samuel said...

This year has been absolute crap. I'm so sorry for all you've dealt with.

I'm glad you and yours are okay, and I hope that for all of us next year is better.

And I don't really like Thanksgiving that much either. I'm okay with turkey, and I love dressing if it's good and there's gravy, but the holiday itself is sort of on the lame side.

Mama B said...

I'm glad to hear from you! positive or not - it's your blog right :D

I'm actually not that into Thanksgiving either. I like the day after when it's quiet (we don't shop) and we're just together.

Glad that Bob is okay - I'd have worried and freaked just like you did. (((hugs)))

Sara said...

I understand tired. And you've had quite the year, so give yourself a big break. Hugs.

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

It is very good to see you post after these past few weeks.

It sounds like Thanksgiving is quiet in your house, and that is not so bad. My mother-in-law did not like turkey either. Every year they made a Beef Wellington for Thanksgiving instead. And her husband used to take over the kitchen, too! I wonder if you are distantly related?

I am glad Bob is alright, and I completely identify with "tired."
I have not had a full week off since March!!! And I don't have the emotional stress you have experienced this past year. So you must be mega-tired!

I hope the upcoming holidays will be peaceful for you and the New Year will bring happy things to balance out this past year.

Kate in NJ said...

((BIG HUGS))
I hope next year is better!
I was never a huge fan of Thanksgiving either, too much family crap. We do our best to stay home just us 3 now, and that makes it better.
We eat what we want,when we want,
and often in our jammies.
;-)

Michelle said...

Glad you're back, and very happy Bob's ok and thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. :)

"Thank God (no offense to my atheist friends)..."

Don't apologize for your beliefs, Frankie, especially on your own blog! You don't expect your atheist friends to apologize for their beliefs, do you? We all read your blog because we like it and we like and respect you (and Thomas), no apologies needed. :)

Julie said...

Agreeing with Samuel. 2008 will go down as a bad year.

Thanksgiving was always a holiday where the cousins all waited for the grown-ups to get done with the meal. At that point, my Dad would drive us to the movies before heading back for dessert. We'd grab some pie a few hours later and be relieved that we had escaped the boredom.

Needless to say, it's not high on my favorite holiday list either.