Yep, i'm making an unhappy face. Currently X is feuding with Y, and G is angry with E, A thinks B doesn't treat him/her right, and it is all like a house of cards.
The end result is that Duane's parents are not coming to Big Bear for Thanksgiving. They are going to his step-brother's house. I think Duane is tempted to stay home and make dinner here, but we have already committed to going to his Aunt and Uncle's place. Well, step-Aunt and step-Uncle and things are getting so that i don't know that we will use titles in the future. Huh.
However, this means that i don't have to host 5 other folks at my house. I kind of freak when Duane's parents come, thinking my house has to be "perfect." It means that probably Thanksgiving will be more relaxed. We will spend some time with the group of folks, but not as much as we would have, otherwise.
I'm thankful, too, that we have the option to decide how to respond to whatever comes our way. Of course, we are struggling to decide the best way to handle things, but i'm so thankful to know that we do have choices.
Today i also ran into a friend (Duane asked if the vehicles had much damage!). It was fun to chat with her for a few minutes. I always forget she works at a big bookstore in town. I rarely go in there.
The doctor visit went well, too. He laughed at me when i told him i was nervous about seeing him. He is very pleasant. But he strongly encouraged me to stick to the dietary restrictions, especially the items i'm struggling with the most (milk, eggs, tomatoes). He did give me an opening, however. I've been trying to eat "low carb" with all the other restrictions. He said let that go because with all the restrictions i currently am under, low carb is not do-able. I doubt i'll add much grain into the diet, but it means i don't need to feel guilty if much of what i eat ends up being corn and peas (organic, of course). And, i don't have much intention to sticking to restrictions during the coming holiday!
One other thankful - my husband has such a good sense of humor. It is fun to giggle together. :)