Now I have to start thinking about Christmas

Well, Thanksgiving is over. The in-laws and my parents will be leaving today and driving to Florida and Tennessee, respectively. It’s been a wonderful holiday…no fights or awkwardness at all. (Except when I shrieked in horror when my mom doubled the butter in the sweet potatoes…sorry, Mom. They really did taste better). I do have food issues, I admit it, but I think I did remarkably well, and I even ate a little of everything. And there was a lot, believe me. Turkey, Gravy (well, I didn’t eat the gravy. I don’t want to tell you what it looked like), cornbread dressing, bread stuffing w/bacon and onions, cranberry sauce, green beans, sweet potatoes, roasted butternut squash, potatoes, and onions, and we finished it off with chocolate pecan pie and cranberry pear pie, made my H (her first!). OMG…writing it down makes it look even worse. It really didn’t look like that much on my plate.

Just needed an extra hour in the gym and I was fine.

Now I have to start thinking about Christmas. My nephews are the hardest two teenagers in the world to shop for. They have two perfect aunts (their mom’s sisters), and me, the idiot aunt who never buys the right thing. The PA’s (perfect aunts) buy cool things like Playstation 3, Wii, go-carts, etc., and I end up buying them sweatshirts from Abercrombie. Every year. Just bigger sizes. I vow not to do that again this year. I found some really cool rocker chairs that you can plug into the video game console, with speakers in the headrests, etc, that looked like them. When I asked my sister-in-law, she said to wait, that her sister might buy them a Wii, and if so, they wouldn’t be sitting much. I begged her to let ME buy the Wii. I haven’t heard back from her. These boys have every kind of electronic gadget because my brother buys them for them. They’re 16 and 13. I am absolutely stumped.

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