Welcome home, Grandma and Grandpa!
Ditto that for all of our visiting family; friends; and the rest of the guests we have in town this weekend!
There is no way that I can cover all of the news from today; so I won’t try to do that. I had a quiet morning; Tai Chi was indoors due to a bit of leftover rain and everything was wet outside; we had a very busy day at school for our last day before the holiday; and then I headed to the Inn to work the dinner shift. The Inn was surprisingly busy tonight; though we did eventually find out that there were a lot of inbound visitors being slowed down a lot on the trip here; so we had more families able to go out to dinner while in town for shopping or other reasons – along with other diners taking advantage of beating the holiday traffic by getting here early.
While I was at school and working at the Inn to close, I missed out on most of the inbound family arrivals. Grandma and Grandpa got here by late morning, but nearly everyone else either had to wait for kids to get done school or parents to finish work; and Uncle Blaine and his family was the only exception because they took the kids out of school for the day and he made this a work trip – supposedly because he could then claim the travel expense on the business. The Rice clan got to town at sometime after eight; some members of the Johnson family got here before I was done work; and Michael’s weekend guests were here about an hour before we finished the clean-up at the Inn and had the dining room ready for the Black Friday breakfast buffet that Michael and I will miss while we’re at the championship game.
Our day didn’t slow down after we left the Inn. I went home with Michael; we visited with his family for an hour because the kids are younger and started going to bed before we headed over to my house for a visit with the Rice clan. Add another hour of fun for that in the living room; and then we spent an additional two hours in the lounge while hanging out with Violet, Dillon, Dawn, Chris, and Martin while half-watching a Christmas movie and catching up on life here at home and away in Woodvale or at college. That was fun, but I was getting tired by then. I saw Michael out and on his way home after the movie ended; Dawn, Violet, and I had a little girl chat time before Violet went home with Dillon; and then Dawn and I split up to head for bed.
I didn’t plan on doing any work tonight, but needed to deal with a minor family business problem that took a while to resolve thanks to time zone issues. That is dealt with, though; and now it’s time to get some sleep before some of us will be up early for a busy Thanksgiving Day. That’s going to be especially true for Michael and me while we juggle holiday fun with our families – and we also have to do that before an early bedtime at least for him because we’ll need to be up extra-early on Friday for the trip to Central State for the big game.
Getting sleep now is my top priority, though, and I can write about our holiday weekend adventures after I’ve lived them; so, until next time...
...May the Magi Force be with you!