Another Thanksgiving, another couple of days baking and cooking. I have pretty much been hosting all the major holiday since my mother-in-law passed away and I’m so over it. I have many reasons for missing my MIL, but man this tops the list today. I just don’t feel like doing all the prep work, all the cooking, all the clean up… frankly I am tired.
As a co-worker already pointed out, I know it is only three times a year. But I already do almost all the cooking at my house. As another co-worker pointed out, I know that is the lot of most women. But I don’t care! I am tired.
If my husband were to read this, he would probably point out that I have already assigned lasagna to my father-in-law. He would also point out that I have declined to host Christmas Eve this year. I don’t care. It doesn’t help the fact that I’m tired today and I still don’t want to cook Thanksgiving dinner.
I heard today from a friend that his family is going over to his in-law’s house. Hence they will have time to go into the city to catch the Parade. Live. I am consumed with envy. I have yet to watch the parade in front of a TV (catching a minute of two does not count!) let alone go see it live. I have lived how many years within travelling distance from the city??? It has been impossible since I have been the one cooking Thanksgiving dinner since high school.
One of these days, I would love to just be a guest somewhere responsible for bringing a bottle of wine. Heck, in that case, I would gladly bring a home made dessert! And if my one reader points out that it isn’t too late, that I could still be a guest somewhere, I will admit that I have already put out a feeler on my Facebook. But no takers so far. Perhaps the seven additional guests are scaring them off.