Wow..back to Thanksgiving.......my Mom and Grandma came up. Hubby made a lovely turkey and green bean casserole. I made my sister's potato dish...except I slightly undercooked the potatoes...oops. So they weren't quite the same but lemons and capers make many things great!! We ate and visited and I tried giving them an update on the adoption.And later we watched some of Harry Potter after my pups put on a mini fashion show.
Let me premise this rant by saying...I love my mom. I haven't told my mom everything in detail, just most of it. Mainly because I get frustrated. This is why. It seems my mom likes to know a lot about everything. I'm not saying she doesn't but I don't always appreciate her trying to always have the last word. And if it's something she doesn't know about or isn't sure about she'll say something anyways..like "Oh, I thought it was something like that." I've noticed that she also seems to turn lots of conversations back to her. And if she did it to my sister with breastfeeding advice (remember, we are adopted and were not breastfed) she is certainly going to town with our adoption process. Actually, my irritation started with the infertility treatments, I would say something and she would rattle off an "I know, it's hard" or talk about her injections she was getting at the time. I wish I didn't feel so frustrated and I know she's upset that I'm not telling her things. I literally could feel myself fighting over my words at the table yesterday. I wanted to tell them everything and instead just gave the overview. I know we will need to have a discussion about this but I am not one for confrontations and I don't want to cause a bigger issue. Things got really bad with my mom after my parents separated and divorced and I don't want to go back to anything remotely close to those days.
Anyways...we did not do any crazy black Friday shopping. I slept in since I was up really late with a migraine/sinus headache. I had a weird dream about being transferred to another school in my district (even though the school in my dream looked nothing like it). Odd. We returned some things to some small shops and did a teensy bit of shopping. Nothing big. I told Hubby I think this might be another rough holiday....but we shall see.
In an attempt to get myself into the holiday spirit, we put up our Christmas tree. I'll post a pic of it later. While decorating we "watched" and I sung and spat off lines to one of my most favorite Christmas movies...The Muppet Christmas Carol. Ahh, love it. Here's one of my favorite songs!: