Turkey Eve Journal

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Turkey Eve Journal
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Wed, 11-27-2013 - 9:20am

I can't believe it's tomorrow!  The trick for me will be to stay calm.  I always turn into a neurotic nut when we're hosting people.  Once I can get past that, I'm usually good.  

Doing some cardio today and going out to get an allergy shot.  Also making a maple pumpkin cheesecake, OP is bringing over tables and chairs and parents are coming over to just hang out.  Hoping to have a relaxing day.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 11-27-2013 - 4:13pm

I am as ready as I will ever be for Thanksgiving this year. The house is relatively straight and food is cooking already. It is cold and has been snowing off and on all day so it really feels like a holiday. 

My gym is having a group run tomorrow morning but I don't think I am going to make it. I have far too much to do before the family arrives. I doubt I will get any kind of exercise in (except walking through shops) before Saturday. 

I am planning on hitting some door busters tomorrow evening. I did it last year and it was an absolute blast! Anyone else going this year?

Karla
Community Leader
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EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 11-27-2013 - 4:34pm

I'm surprisingly calm considering the hoard we have coming in tomorrow at noon.  It's probably that I don't care anymore!  I'm tired of being the host to the inlaws when some don't ever do it but show up w/ a dish of something simple and think that's enough. I went to parkour today.   I have this one client whose really nice but a PITA because she knows everything and loves to give advice.  She's made some comments that I think are borderline racist.  She likes to think she's super low maintenance and the easiest person.  Anyway, there's a guy I love to work w/ who wants her time and I haven't been able to work w/ him as much because she had that spot. She told me today she's going to try to work out on her own (it always amazes me when people don't work out outside of training, despite advice, think that they're going to do it on their own).  I'm so excited because that means I can get this guy on my schedule regularly and not have to deal w/ her!  Double win! So, while she was feeling bad about it, I'm trying not to show my excitement.  






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 11-27-2013 - 11:39pm
We had torrential rain today...the hem of my jeans just dried out a little while ago while riding in a nice warm car. Here is my happy story for today. The dress code in my office is 'business casual' but jeans are not usually allowed. But sometimes the day before Thanksgiving is a casual casual day...jeans allowed. Eleven years ago I couldn't participate because none of my jeans would zip...this year, I had to look for the pair that are tight enough to look good...makes all the work worthwhile. I hope your holiday is joyous and filled with the family you love.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 11-28-2013 - 10:11am

Jean, been there, done that.  I've had clients make racist comments, talk about blowing up abortion clinics... you name it, I've probably heard it.  I have no idea why people feel the need to say things like that to people they don't know very well.  Glad she's going to be out of your hair and that you get a better client in her place.

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 10:53am

Ok, I am in the same boat re: your PITA client.  Why do people think they can say borderline racist or outright racist comments to me?!  Don't they THINK that it might be over-the-top offensive to ME of all people?  I don't get it?!   DH insists on inviting this one particular neighbor to our parties who makes racist comments.  My only saving grace is that we are inviting a raciallly diverse couple who I HOPE shows up to our party so that we make a bold statement to the yucky neighbor that his comments are not appreciated!

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 2:23pm

I don't think they realize that it is offensive!  She'd asked about my son for colleges and I told her he'd been asked to be in a special scholar program (they offer it to students who are high achievers and they think might head for the ivies instead). She said they probably want to keep these kids together so they can keep an eye on them, in case they do something anti-social, they can keep on top of them. Yeah, that's the problem. It's not a good thing, it's to make sure these high achievers who lead most of the activities in the school don't go postal.