Did you miss me? After writing for 29 days in a row, it felt weird to go for a few days and not write at all. Of course, now I'm bursting with ideas. I guess that's what a little break will do for you.
Did you have a lovely Thanksgiving? We certainly did. Mike's step-dad, Paul, and his wife, Alla came here from Ohio. We usually travel for Thanksgiving, so it was nice to stay here for a change and enjoy the holiday minus the suitcase.
My brother, Donnie, and his family drove up from Nashville. We were able to spend a lot of time with them, which I always love. My brother and I are 11 years apart, and he used to torment me mercilessly as a child. A better mother would probably scold her brother for tormenting her own child, but for once I was glad I wasn't the one getting a wedgie. Or my ice cream cone eaten.
Now that I think about it, Eli had kind of a rough holiday. For one, he doesn't really like turkey or any of the other foods that grace the Thanksgiving table. If you're not a fan of the food, I imagine this particular holiday is kind of a let down. As if not liking turkey wasn't sad enough, he cracked his head on something hard at least 3 times while we feasted at my parent's house.
Donnie, feeling some remorse at having been responsible for 2 of the 3 head injuries, called to check up on Eli the next morning. This call came roughly 10 minutes after Eli fell down the entire length of the staircase. A particularly enthralling game of Angry Birds may have been to blame for the tumble. For Christmas we're getting him a helmet, an endless supply of bubble wrap, and admission into a smart phone rehabilitation program.
We ate, laughed, ate, got jiggy with Just Dance 2, laughed a lot more, ate even more, and called it a weekend. I hope you got just as much eating and laughing packed in your holiday, too. And I hope no one stole your ice cream.
I have a winner in the 29 Gifts Giveaway! With Mike and Random.org as my witnesses, the autographed copy of "29 Gifts" goes to Sacha! Thanks to everyone who entered and who followed along on my journey.