Saturday, November 25, 2006

NaBloPoMo Day 25 - Holidays are Tiring

Oh man, did I open my mouth. I went over to my parents' house last night for turkey leftovers because my bro was going to be there (it was his Thanksgiving dinner) and because my grandma's still here. I signed myself up for every day that I was available while my grandma is here, and its just been a tad much. I've seen them 6 times in the last week and I'll be with them tonight and tomorrow too.

Last night I just wanted to hang out for one night of the week, drink a glass of wine, and relax. So by the time I got to my parents' house I was just a little stressed and I told my dad I was 'familied out'. Big mistake. I hurt his feelings. But I didn't mean it to be hurtful, honestly. For me its an hour driving round trip to get there, and I'm one of those people who lives for my routine and I'm a homebody to boot. And sometimes long stretches of time spent with people you don't normally see on a daily basis... I know, it all sounds horrible, selfish, and I'm a horrible daughter.

And I really do wish I could take it back. Why couldn't I have kept my mouth shut and enjoyed the time with my family while my grandma is here?

Holidays are stressful.


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