Nov. 13th, 2012

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Hello livejournal! As usual, long time, no post.

October was quite eventful. Nate was laid off for the beginning of the month, which was stressful but did enable us to have lots of quality time together, and we celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary while camping with friends. It was a wonderful trip - the boys slept... well, not great, but better than the 'camping norm' and the site was beautiful.

Then, on the 9th, I broke my leg down near the ankle. Boooooo :( October is generally a month filled with more fun than we can possibly attend (I was already juggling things and deciding which ones I had to regretfully decline) so... not really a good time for it to happen.

On the plus side - no surgery. I have a nifty "air cast" which is an ingenious little boot that I can actually remove to, y'know, bathe and exfoliate and scratch away itchies and all that good stuff. Waaaaay better than the regular casts that kids still get. At this point, I'm five weeks in and mostly not falling down anymore (falling with crutches sucks) and I'm still gleefully wearing pajamas in public if I feel like it (pants don't exactly fit gracefully over this thing).

There was a lot of stuff I just didn't do, Halloween-wise and otherwise, but it was still a good, fun month with lots of events I could still attend (even if didn't move around much). Nate has been an absolute angel in so many ways - this would have been so much harder without the present and generous spouse I have.

I've got one more week to go, and then I can try ditching the crutches and just walking around in the cast, and we'll see how that goes. Still a lot of recovery before I'm back to "normal." Next week is Thanksgiving, which will be small this year but still a joyous time of family and friendship, and I'm looking forward to Christmas and the new year.

For those that remember, my dad is undergoing daily radiation for his throat cancer. In a few weeks, they'll be able to check him again - I'd love if you could keep us in your thoughts or spare a prayer/light a candle/etc that we get good news.
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Haha. So!

Every year, one side of the family gets together for a big Christmas bash. We do a white elephant style ornament exchange, Santa comes to visit, there's all kinds of fun and games. We take turns hosting it and this year is my year.

For a long time it was just a random day in December, but we kept getting drama from Cousin A because her birthday falls around the second weekend - which was often picked because it's such a good time for it. So, fine. To make peace, we moved it to the first Saturday of December. It means the host/hostess pretty much has to get their tree super early and get all their decorations up quickly, etc, but we made it work.

The other day, Cousin M told me that Cousin A has sent out a Save The Date card for December 1st, day of the party. Cousin A and I don't talk outside of family events, and so I hadn't received one. Cousin A is having her twins' birthday party (approx a month early) on that date.

Thankfully I hadn't sent out the invitations yet. With a lot of searching for a way out of drama, I decided to change it to the Sunday after the party and hope for the best (since many members will feel as if they should attend both events and so making them choose sucks). This is not ideal... some people made plans around the normal party date, and while they've said they can cancel them and they'd rather attend, it seems a crappy thing to do when they're not at fault. Some people have said I should just say screw it and host on the original date and tant pis to Cousin A. So, I turn to you, livejournal!

Should I:

A) Have the party on the 1st. It's a tradition, the family is already going out of their way for this person, and they are a passive aggressive jerk who needs to be called on it or they will keep pulling stunts like this. I don't even like her anyway.

B) Have the party on the 2nd. It's not that much of a change, and only affects a few understanding people, and will avoid potential drama from Cousin A's corner of the family (and my family hangs onto drama for generations, okay?). This will prevent other family members from having to "choose" which event to attend (I'm fairly certain I'd 'win' except for their side of it).

Help me Liverjournal, you're my only hope! Well, except for Facebook where everyone is going to know exactly who Cousin A is.

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