Do you ever have déjà vu, Mrs. Lancaster? I don’t think so, but I could check with the kitchen.

* Make sure to go on over to our group website, A Nervous Tic Motion, because today is Wineconed Wednesday which means you can vent about what’s been annoying you recently. You can also give out smackaroos to the people in your life that are awesome.

If the title of this post sounds familiar it’s because it’s from the most awesomest movie Groundhog Day. That quote still makes me laugh after all these years. It’s very fitting because this time last year I had a raging sinus infection and felt like hell while the little hummingbird had a bad cold. This year she has a double ear infection and I’ll take what she’s having I have an ear infection in my left ear but now my right ear is feeling funky too so woo hoo.

This year for Thanksgiving it’s just going to be the three of us at home and to be honest that’s fine by me. The only other person I would want here is my mom but *sniff* she won’t be able to visit for awhile. It’s not like she’s in prison or anything. She just won’t have the time with work and school.

I’m the type of person that would rather stay home for the holidays anyway and not because I can’t stand my family…..well, I like most of them….but it’s the traveling that’s such a pain in the ass, especially now that we have a toddler.

There’s all of that packing and dealing with airports. There’s the rental car that’s a must because the worst thing is being dependant on a family member to drive you around and it seems like the one that’s available to do that is the last one that wants to leave whatever family thing you’re doing and all you want to do is get back to your hotel room.

The most tortured thing of all is you usually end up stuck in a never ending awkward moment with a relative and have no idea what to talk to them about when all you really want to do is catch up on the three episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that’s just waiting for you back home on your DVR.

For the past few weeks I’ve been trying to convince my husband to skip the turkey and just have a pizza and beer feast. When I was pregnant with the hummingbird, I developed a poultry aversion and although I can finally eat chicken every now and then, the thought of my house smelling like turkey makes me gag.

Before I had the poultry aversion my favorite thing about Thanksgiving was the yummy turkey sandwiches that my family would have later on. My hubby isn’t on board with the pizza idea so we’ll make something besides turkey. We’ll, it’s more like he’ll make something else since I don’t cook but I do rock the shit out of the microwave.

A must is watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on Thanksgiving night. My family would watch it every year and now it’s become a tradition for me and my hubby.

I’ll zip it for now and I hope everyone has a great holiday or at least survives it. Remember, vodka is your friend. If you’ve locked yourself in a room to get away from your family and don’t have anything to do, you can go here, here, here, here, and here to read about my Thanksgiving last year when we went to visit my in-laws.

I played this video in my Thanksgiving post last year and since it’s déjà vu, here it is again.

Nataly Dawn – River (Joni Mitchell cover)

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3 Responses to Do you ever have déjà vu, Mrs. Lancaster? I don’t think so, but I could check with the kitchen.

  1. Kay November 23, 2011 at 18:04 #

    I am so happy to finally find someone who writes about the crap they go through with their in-laws… I am surrounded by the lemmings who tell me that I should be more “understanding” with my MIL and SIL and that they all “love” and “get along” so well with their in-laws… and I have always wondered if it was just me … well, you’ve proven that there are other folks out there who’s family are mean, cruel, stupid, boring, out-of-step, and manage to ruin every single holiday … my MIL has been disrespectful to me for 20+ years and now uses the excuse of being half-senile to get out of her ridiculousness; and my SIL has blossomed into her mother, treating her daughter-in-law as heinously as me … it runs in the family! So, when I choose not to attend functions to spare myself the drama I’m somehow the bad guy, why? Because I deprive them of a victim, perhaps? Who knows …I’m supposed to drive 2 hours tomorrow & eat with them, but trying hard to come up with a mystery illness tonight…

    • Elle November 23, 2011 at 22:42 #

      I feel for you. xx I hear a lot of people say how they get along with their in-laws too. It seems like most people think I exaggerate how my in-laws are. I wish.

      I think you should say you’re coming down with a Pirate virus and can’t make it but even if you do go, every few minutes you can go ARRRR!! like a Pirate to liven things up.

      • Kay-- November 24, 2011 at 16:32 #

        Thank you for your response – hope your Thanksgiving went well… I got to stay home today and miss the fiasco that ensued in Charleston… I actually did get thrown off my horse last Sunday and my neck is still a mess so that kept me from being subjected to the 2-hour car ride… so the cats, dogs and I have lounged all day stress-free watching dumb movies and eating junk food, but I’m mentally preparing for Christmas, which I’m sure I won’t be able to escape–keep writing great stuff!

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