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Old 09-11-2007, 02:55 PM
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Stay home, That is what your heart is telling you....I would not want to be anywhere else over the holiday....Why can't you all go after Thanksgiving?
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They are wanting to go over Thanksgiving b/c we are all off work that Thursday & Friday - we can make a long weekend of it. It's a 7 hour drive, so we want to be able to spend some time there. The subject hasn't been brought up at all today. As fun as it would be to go, I sure hope it doesn't work out!! I just love our holiday traditions too much!
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A quick note from Santa's Grinchy side: Sounds like her boss is too cheap to hire a caretaker to close up the summer place. I'd stay home and enjoy myself with the people and activities I really want to enjoy. Unfortunately, I will be celebrating Thanksgiving in a restaurant because I'll be on my Santa assignment for the season. Hold to the traditions you love... I know from experience what it feels like not to be home for the holidays...
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:05 AM
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Montana's Santa - Lol!! You are right about her boss - though I'm not sure if he's too cheap, but he's too "good" to do that kind of work himself!! I don't care for her boss as a person (I about puked when my sil started working for him - I use to work with his wife, & he was not nice to her at all!) but it would be a nice get away - I just wish it were a different weekend.

I'm still hashing around what to do. My hubby's 2 sisters & their families are going for sure. We havent heard from my hubby's brother & family. My MIL & FIL can't go until that Friday after work, so they aren't sure if they are going or not. So I don't feel too bad about not going, since they won't be there for Thanksgiving anyway. I'm thinking if we go, we won't go until Friday, but then I really don't want to make the 7 hour trip for 1 day & turn around & drive 7 hours again. Bottom line - I don't want to leave my hometown over Thanksgiving weekend! My hubby doesn't seem overly excited about going, but he also hasn't said that he does not want to go. So I guess it's still up in the air!
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I have to say...It sounds like a pretty cool and fun trip! I very much understand about being home and traditions...I love our traditions, and I love being home for the holidays...but being away with a bunch of fun people out in the woods etc...It really sounds like alot of fun...I'd be hard pressed to say no! When my family is not "all" together on Thanksgiving, we pick a Sunday soon after when we all are around, and have a big turkey dinner etc. just like it was Thanksgiving...Most times, it's more fun than the actual holiday was...Sometimes when I follow the opportunities that come my way instead of my own ideas of how things should be, I'm enriched beyond belief and have a real ball...But I'm glad I don't have to make the decision...I just re-read what I wrote...I think i confused the issue even more...Sorry about that...When I first read your post I thought..."Sounds like fun...she should go!" So if I have to choose...I'd say GO!!!
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Holiday - you are really the only person who can decide what's right for you.

I posed a similar question nearly four years ago at Christmas.com when I was faced with a decision I had to make about where I was going to wake up on Christmas morning. My father was struggling with cancer, but we had already made plans to start taking turns and spending more time with our boys and the grandchildren during the Christmas holidays. I have countless wonderful memories and my husband has so few. I wanted to do something special for him and I knew spending time with the children would make his Christmas more special. I struggled with my decision because of a comment my father had made. At the time I thought it was a "guilt trip" thing. I realized after that he was going to have a hard time not having me home on Christmas morning rushing over to help him collect the luminary bags and spending most of the day together and dealing with my mother's tears over it, etc. It's hard to believe I was visiting grandchildren on Christmas morning the first time I celebrated Christmas away from my mom and dad.

It was a little sad off and on, but I am so glad that I did it. My dad thankfully survived his battle with cancer and he just one a golf tournament.

The cabin sounds like a nice place to celebrate Thanksgiving. I'd love to go to a cabin in the woods if I wasn't going to be home. My husband and I are planning something like that next year for our Anniversary which falls around the time of the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

I am one of the most traditional people I know and I surprised myself by celebrating in a different way and really enjoyed it.

As for the long car ride, toss some Christmas tunes on and enjoy the ride.
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It sounds to me like you want to stay home, but you are not sure how to tell the rest of the family about your decision. Perhaps reaching one soon, will give them time to invite another couple (if they wish) to join them instead.
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