Warning, if you look up to me in any way you might want to skip this one because I'm on a rant mode today and I may hurt some feelings!
Oh my god was yesterday crazy. First as usual my husband was acting completely out of it, I don't know what his problem is but he always acts like this around holidays and it completely ruins things. I want to spend time with my family but it's a huge embarassment to bring my husband who actually pretends to like playing with our son just so he doesn't have to talk to anyone. Sure, I understand anxiety but I wish it would just go away. I get the insensitive award of the year. But I don't care. Holidays are completely ruined and I think next year we won't visit any of my family just so we don't have to deal with it. It's just another step in the process of my husband and me growing further and further apart.
Also, our dog got an ulcer in his eye and needed ointment 3x a day so we had to bring him to my dad's house. Unfortunately one of my stepmom's sisters is allergic to dogs so our dog had to stay outside. It was a nice day, until it started getting dark, then my husband brought him out to sit in the car and warm up for a while (yay, another excuse to not talk to anyone!).
Lastly, the turkey was done about 3 hours later than we expected. When I got there it was already out of the oven and they proudly announced it was done after 3 hours! Let's see, 20 lb. turkey, that should take about 5 hours. Hmm. I didn't want to say anything, what if it was a skinny turkey with a lot of bones? LOL Plus we had to make just about everything vegan because there was one vegan girl. Again, I understand. But why couldn't we make a separate batch for her? The stuffing was that box stuffing (plain, not chicken flavored or whatever) with water added to it. Mmmm. She made vegan mac and cheese and vegan spanakopita and some kind of vegan peanut butter and chocolate dessert. Can someone explain to me why vegans can't eat real peanut butter? (is it because of the rat bits in it? No, seriously. Or is it bugs? Anyway.)
I'm annoyed because they didn't even need me to be there in the first place- my dad invited us in the first place because he just had shoulder surgery and he claimed he needed help. They didn't ask me to do a damn thing while I was there. I stood around with a barking dog outside, an uncomfortable husband and a son who was all over the place for 2 hours before anyone even got there. And three more hours while my stepmom's family avoided me and my family because really there's nothing to talk about with me, who's not working and doesn't have any great hobbies and a husband who doesn't want to talk to anyone. Josh monopolized the day, honestly.
At the end of the day he threw an enormous fit and we left in a hurry and left my cheesecake there, which came out excellent, I got many requests to make it again, and I am so relieved because that was the first from scratch cheesecake I've made in my life. It is super easy and doesn't even require a mixer like most of the recipes I found. I made it in a pie pan, but you could use a springform, too, probably. http://www.momswhothink.com/cheesecake-recipes/oreo-cheesecake-recipe.html
(also I made the oreo crust from scratch by grinding up some oreos and adding melted butter until it could be molded to the bottom and sides of the pie pan)
I hate to come across like a big bitch but I'm tired of having crappy holidays and if I'd known it was going to be this bad I would have married a more family-oriented person. I know, again, my fault. But I'm actually already dreading Christmas.
To top off everything else one of my online friends has been unreachable since Thanksgiving and she was in a fairly desperate mood the night before Thanksgiving. I and a few others chatted with her for a while and I went to bed and found out later she'd basically cut off all social media forms of reaching her and also hasn't been reached by text. So far haven't found anyone who can call her.
So, back when I told my husband we were going up to my dad's for Thanksgiving he said "I want to have a good
Thanksgiving with you guys" so I'll be making Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. I already got the stuffing and cranberry sauce out of the way. I think I'll go bake a pie now.