Over the river to Grandma's house

My boss sent out an e-mail yesterday asking us for our holiday requests – what days did we want to take off for Thanksgiving and Christmas? That came up fast… I’m still getting over Halloween. I haven’t even thought of Thanksgiving and shopping for Christmas is not on my To Do List any time soon.

I have no idea what my family will be doing over the holiday, but I do know what we’re not. We’re not going anywhere or visiting anybody!

Last season we visited my family in Tennessee at Thanksgiving and my husband’s in Arkansas at Christmas. We covered nearly 1,300 miles in less than a week. It was brutal – two adults, two teens, enough luggage for a month, and Christmas presents for everyone, all in one small SUV. Spending 20+ hours in a car is not my idea of a pleasure trip. Fortunately we have great friends who were willing to pet sit for us, or we would have thrown two Labs and a bi-polar cat into the mix.

Please read the rest at If Mom Says OK.


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