One thing that I think bothered me quite a bit is that on Wednesday, a friend, who happens to be a SMC, asked if I would come to her mom's house on Thanksgiving to take family pictures. I wasn't invited for dinner. I was invited to take pictures and then leave. I thought that was so rude, especially since she knows that I don't have family here. Would it have been that big of deal to have 1 1/2 (Sidekick is considered a half) people there? Anyway, I texted her I would get back to her because I was running into the grocery store. The entire time, I was kind of fuming. She wanted me to come on a holiday, in the morning with Sidekick to take pictures of her entire family while I smelled the food cooking. I was hurt and pissed.
Apparently I was preoccupied with my annoyance about that while grocery shopping and 3/4 of the way through, I realized I had someone else's cart! The cart contained my stuff and the other person's stuff. I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to find my cart, and there it was sitting next to the milk aisle. I didn't see anyone with it, so I emptied the stuff from my "borrowed" cart and put it in my original cart. I sure hope the rightful owner found his/her cart. I just seem to be doing stupid things like that lately. Yesterday, I realized that I had left the milk in the car (for the second time in a row, mind you) for 24 hours. Thankfully it was cold outside, so it was still okay. Recently I had left a rotisserie chicken in my car for two days, and it wasn't cold. But seriously, what is my problem?
Back to the Thanksgiving day pictures... I was painting Sidekick's furniture a couple of hours after the original text about taking my friend's family picture, when my friend texted me and said that her mom's friend finally got back to them and said she would take pictures. So, I didn't have to come up with some excuse and I didn't have to go... ON A HOLIDAY. I seriously wasn't going to go. I just didn't know how to get out of it. I'm still pretty bugged about that.
Today my mom is coming in town for a long weekend. Sidekick is one of only about 15-20 kids at school, which has a shortened day. I plan on taking advantage of Sidekick not being here and getting a Christmas tree with my mom and start decorating. The big question is, will I cave and get a fake one because of the convenience of it? Maybe I'll find a beautiful one for a great deal that I can't pass up. I haven't decorated for years because it's just been me, and up until now, Sidekick hasn't known what holidays are, but this weekend, we are going to get all ready and make our new home pretty.
Sidekick has been talking about Santa Claus, so I'm pretty sure his excitement will get me into the holiday spirit. The innocence of kids can sure put life into perspective.