Babble...Saturday, November 27, 2010
I smell like Chick-Fil-A and Tyler's to my left, spittting sunflower seed shells into a water bottle. This can only mean one thing: Road Trip! We decided to avoid the insanity that is the I-95 corridor on Thanksgiving Sunday by driving back today. It would have been nice to have an extra day with my family but I will not regret this decision tomorrow when I'm decorating my Christmas tree, sipping Russian Tea, and donning my gay apparel.
We had a great time in Atlanta visiting my family. We originally planned to spend T'giving in Arlington with our friends Chris and Alison (the ones we're trying to bribe into not moving to Texas...), but they had a family thing come up suddenly that left us questioning whether we go at it alone or brave the holiday traffic. Spoiler alert: we went with the traffic. But you already knew that... Since it was semi-last minute, we decided to only tell my sister, who we bunked with, and my aunt, who hosted the big meal (99% sure it's in poor taste to crash Thanksgiving...).
I loved the look on my mom's face as Tyler and I casually walked in the front door, 30 minutes after she and I had an extensive conversation on how T was cooking a turkey, I was making pies, and how cold it was in DC that morning. She just pointed and screamed for several seconds... It was a really fun surprise.
Among the other highlights: the kids staged a coup and took over the "adult table'" while the parents were exiled to the smaller table in another room (muwahahahaha), I hit up Ballard Backroom (an outlet for Ballard Designs in ATL which I had NO IDEA existed until 2 days ago! I walked in the front door and immediately started to hyperventilate...), and got to see a glimpse of the Everette's new life in Marietta. (For those of you who don't know, my sister and her family just transplanted from Colorado back to Georgia and I'm quite excited to have them closer...)
Anywho, we're about 150 miles from home, listening to some Good Ol' Fashioned Hate on the radio, with commercial breaks wooing me to date a cougar. I hope everyone had a great week with family or friends or both-- we have so much to be thankful for this year. And thank YOU for reading and taking any interest in my babble...