So I didn't want to wake up early this morning i was dreading it. I had been cleaning the house all week long. And taking care of grandma and she's been pretty demanding lately. But I did, i forced myself out of bed.. And boy is it a good thing i did. My mother had invited a family to have dinner with us this thanksgiving. And not only did she soften her heart to allowing my Step-father come and have dinner with us also. Since he had been up to his usual old self lately. As you already know yesterday i spent a big part of the day preparing for today chopping and making sure things were ready for cooking. We'll my mother woke me up with a yell asking me to help her get the turkey pans out and then from that moment on it was one thing after another because she was tired already lol.
So from that point she had stuffed the turkey's and put them in the oven. Then my mother and sister went to the store to get extra things. So while they were gone i washed all the dishes my mother dirtied and put the other dishes in the dish washer away and then i rinsed the potatoes and put them to boil for mashed tatoes.
- I thank God that I'm alive!
Then i got a call from my Step-father saying he was around the block and that he was going to bring some pies.. and drop them off and i said well come in and he brought them in and he said he was going to visit his two brothers and he had brought his dog which i had given him years ago the dog looked healthy. I had named the dog freddie but my step-father changed his name to Sparky and well he taught him a few tricks he was showing me it was pretty funny. My sister and mother drove up at that time from the store and then my sister and my Step-dad spent some time alone talking you know how fathers and daughters do.. I think it's good for my sister that her father is in her life. But at the same time with that token it bother's me to see him talk down to her because she's pregnant or make her cry because of it.
I also feel kinda sad that i don't have that you know but that's alright I guess i do have a father when you really think about it. "God" He's been my father. A spiritual father. Moving on.. after I did the potatoes and my step-father left and was on his way back the family showed up. They took a taxi to our house it was so cute they were all excited to come to our house it was a nice feeling sharing this thanksgiving with them they are "Family".
I like having the kids help me prepare the meals. They like helping me too! It's funny I was baking a cake and baking the turkey's and making potatoes and heating the corn and the string beans and i even defrosted and heated the gravy it was frozen! The kids names are Richi, Sean, and Gus. Well richi is the youngest and has really long hair and gets teased sometimes because they say he looks like a girl. Gus had long hair before and used to get teased by his teacher so he cut his hair and wanted to donate it to the cancer society but he was told that the only play to do that was in NY and his father didn't know how to go about it. He told me that story tonight.
Everyone was watching t.v. while i was preparing the dinner and mom was taking a shower and getting ready and sister was doing her hair. and then mom took Gus to go pick up the tables and chairs we borrowed from the office so everyone would have a place to sit. And Sean well he was counting to a hundred over and over again while he was beating the cake mix. lololol he had me laughing so hard he loves helping me. Here Sean is my little helper holding the baby - Mochi!
Well my Step-father showed up after awhile and we all fixed the tables and the fixings and we said a prayer and sat down to eat. I even made mac & Cheese that's richi's favorite i figured since the kids don't usually like vegi's they might like mac and cheeze! and they did when i told them it was ready little Richi said thats our call lol it was too funny! and the kids and the family made our thanksgiving a real homely feel at home. since our real family isn't much of a family. This family made our night. Sure they have some problems these kids almost lost their father he is sick. I don't want to spill the whole deal on a blog it's their business. but i only mention it so you could keep this family in your prayers!
After our thanks giving dinner we had some desert and then we all sat around and talked and had fun and the kids played with the dogs. and then we all decided to go see the christmas carol it was really good! My step-father wanted to take the kids out to see a movie i guess the whole festive and holiday feeling got to him and for some reason he wanted to do something nice. that made the evening for the kids, and I when we went into the theatre we seen the chipmunks stand and i had the kids stand by it and i took their picture it was kinda cute.. here they are below.. we seen the movie and then after the movie we went to get some hot chocolate and then we came home and my sister took the kids back home and i am now home and going to rest after a long day! i hope you enjoyed the fun! I am thankful for all of you that have made life worth living! Thank you!
THE GREATEST THING IN THE WORLD IS FAMILY.... BUT WHAT IS FAMILY WITHOUT LOVE..
DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MIN. TO TELL SOMEONE YOU LOVE THEM! DON'T SIT THERE SAYING TO YOURSELF I WISH I HAD DONE THIS OR I WISH I HAD DONE THAT..
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