Saturday, November 12, 2005


Whatever happened to the Norman Rockwell portrait of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with the smiling family gathered around the table passing the food, smiling, and giving thanks?   LOL....not to be in my family anymore.

I had two messages on my cell phone this morning; one from Becky and one from my brother's "lovely" wife.

Yuck...I hate Thanksgiving at my brother's.  His wife makes such a freakin production of the whole thing and he's a nut in his own right. 

My mother and I had spoken earlier this week about the dilemma with my youngest not being able to eat wheat products of any kind and the cross contamination of cooking anything with wheat alongside what she eats.  This disease of hers is no joke.  It's not just an allergy.  The smallest amount of wheat, rye, barley or oats will continue to destroy her small intestine.  Anyway, my mother said she and Linda, the wicked one, had already worked out the food plans.  My mom is cooking Megan's food seperately and using gluten-free products.  I told Megan that yesterday as she was concerned about it.

What did my voicemail message consist of this morning.  My sister-in-law going into a lengthy, detailed dribble asking me to call her back so that she could figure out what to prepare to "accomodate" Megan for Thanksgiving.  Accomdate????  It's her niece for heaven's sake.  I thought the "accomodations" had already been made.

I'm still sitting here cooling off before:  1.  I call my mother and let her know that whacko is at it again; and...2.  I return the whacko's message.

 LOL...yeah right....chris


xxroxymamaxx said...

Poor Megan.  I hope you guys work it all out.  Sister in laws....gotta love em or hate em!  I have 3.  GBU, Shelly

disneymomdeb said...

Aint families great. The whole holiday season can be a real pain when you have someone that is getting togethor for the wrong reasons. Isn't Thanksgiving to remind us what we are THANKFUL for? Seems that get forgotten over time....

bignewmanut said...

I'm really torn sometimes on family stuff. Some I really want to see, others get my blood boiling and I mad all the way home, but as per usual the great food always keeps me coming back. I was always tought never talk with your mouth full so I'll just keep suffing

pennietoonz said...

Ah, season starts and so does the drama. At any rate I hope the dinner goes well and especially that Megan stays well.
Hang in there!

sherilynjaz said...

I think everyone's family can get a little difficult at the holidays.  I know mine can. It's a shame that your's involves something so serious and not the usual trivial stuff that goes on.  You need to focus on what's best for your daughter and to hell with everyone else!