Thursday, November 28, 2013


So all the other bloggers on the face of the blogiverse are writing their thanks, gushing about how blessed they are today.
Funny Thanksgiving Ecard: I'm thankful that we can soon get back to being ungrateful, disillusioned, and cynical.
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However, despite the fact that I am indeed blessed (you know, healthy family, jobs, roof over our heads, etc. and blah, blah, blah) I am not feeling so reflective on this chilly Thursday.

Spoiler alert: whining ahead. Haters gonna hate.

Elden has a friggin' knack for detecting when holidays are and not sleeping during the immediate nights surrounding them. Did I ever tell you about Christmas 2012? I don't think so, but it was a disaster. I think he literally slept 2 hours the entirety of Christmas Eve (and was crying the rest, despite every effort to calm him.. thanks colic) and Christmas day was just peachy because our sleep deprivation caused Jon and I to get in an epic fight. In any case, totes not how I pictured my son's fabulous first Christmas and I'm not sure why I thought things might be different this season since Easter yielded similar sleepless results.
Funny Thanksgiving Ecard: Hope you don't mind that the side dish I'm bringing to Thanksgiving is several bottles of wine that I'm not sharing with anyone else.
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See where this is going?

Guess who didn't want to sleep last night!

Someone else 'round here has a knack for something around the holidays: illness. Jon seems to have some sort of illness every major holiday and today is no different. He's got a sore throat (and is convinced it's cancer) and somewhere around 3:21 this morning I looked at him and said "perhaps we should skip Youngstown tomorrow" and he said "I think that's probably a good idea" and my heart was crushed an infinite number of times because Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and I have been looking forward to celebrating since July.

Fast forward to a husband who let me sleep in this morning and a hearty breakfast of homemade English muffin breakfast sammies/a baby who decided to actually take a hefty little nap and we're back on for Youngstown. But it probably won't be pretty.
Funny Thanksgiving Ecard: Happy Thanksgiving to someone as ungrateful as me.
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Here's to hoping we all survive.

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