My sweet friend, Kathy, invited the Thanksgiving orphans (that would be us) to come eat turkey with them and spend a few days on their ranch, to which I replied, "Absolutely we'd love to come to your beautiful ranch!" And that was our plan until a couple of weeks ago.
Then my dad's health stuff popped up and we decided we probably needed to go to his house in Arkansas.
But then he decided to come to Colorado.
And then his procedure got bumped up and so our trip to Arkansas was back on.
And then it was off.
And on again.
(Is all this see-sawing making you dizzy?)
SO, we left this morning for a 16-hour trek to Arkansas.
We'd been on the road about 4 hours when my dad called to tell me that his surgeon had a cancellation and they could operate next week.
John and I talked about it. We talked with my dad some more. And my sister. And we decided to turn around and head back to our house so I could get things in order to fly out next week.
How's that for being LIMBER?
We're back home now.
The kids have a tent set up in the den and are working on a "show" for us.
We stopped at the store on the way back into town and bought a turkey and everything we need for a (modified) holiday meal tomorrow. I had made a double batch of cornbread dressing to take to my sister's house, and now I feel (super duper) sorry for her because she has a turkey but no dressing!!! We'll sure enjoy it though!
Tomorrow we're going to sleep in, have a yummy breakfast (not IHOP because we ate out so much today), watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, eat turkey and dressing, play games and just enjoy a lazy day at home. It's supposed to snow 3-4 inches, and we talked about going to Toboggan Hill if the snow piles up. Or maybe take the kids to see Bolt. Or maybe just stay cozied up in the house together.
I'm a little sad about not seeing my dad, but I just booked my ticket for his surgery next week, and I'll see him in a few days. My kids will see him at Christmas since we decided on the drive home that we're going to Arkansas then.
We talked a little about going to the ranch after all, and we had another invite from some other sweet friends once we got home, but we feel like it's important that we spend this holiday as a family of five. Especially if we're going to travel for Christmas.
There's no place like home...and for me, there's no place like home with all my peeps gathered around me. I'm going to savor the day tomorrow, and I hope you will too! Happy Thanksgiving!!!