I forget to say how much I appreciate the forum, especially the spam-free forum, and how much I appreciate the comments to the spam
Damn, I can never think of those snappy responses.
My granddaughter is out of surgery and waking up. The docs were going to try to manage her pain with tylenol but DS said "eff that -- give the kid some relief!" We are cleared to come visit at 3 pm. Can't wait. The tube looks kind of gory, but we are assured it will be better very soon and will be replaced with something even less obtrusive in 8 weeks. I already figured that will be around Christmas / New Year's, and I'm thinking about interviewing everyone near the OR and questioning when they had their last drink and how much sleep they've had
You thought momma bears were bad. This is a nanna-bear to be reckoned with
As for Thanksgiving,
I swore a couple of years ago that we would forever more have dinner at Taco Bell on that day, except that's kind of a shitty thing to do to Taco Bell employees. In 2015, we'd made arrangements for both of our kids and their SO's to be at our house, and the in-laws who lived across the street. THEN, DH's twin brother announced that he, his wife and two grown kids were going to come too. It lliterally was almost a riot. My kids' SO's do NOT get along at all. My SIL is a very picky eater. So was my FIL. Both of the in-laws were deaf and ahem, tone-deaf to what was appropriate table conversation. There was a plumbing emergency
and then sadly, that was our last holiday together. Both of the in-laws died the following spring, and my conscience was wracked from absolutely hating our last nice meal together. But really, there was just too much pressure. Holidays can be such emotional hurricanes. Hence, the wish for Taco Bell, or at least something very easy and satisfying for all involved.
Running: 9.5 glorious miles yesterday. Really, one of those "thank goodness I can still run" days. Today was 4.5 recovery miles here in the 'hood.
There's a good chance tomorrow's run won't happen. Kid's coming home from the hospital and there's a big fall bazaar at our church at which I am volunteering. I'm bringing some GF cookies, some GF cornbread and some of what I call "magic popcorn," which is also GF. (I'm not saying it's healthy, it's just gluten-free
) Popcorn and peanuts with almond bark melted over it. Super easy to make, and people love it. Makes me look like a cooking genius, which is a complete and utter lie