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24 November 2016 @ 03:29 pm
Happy Chanberry Day!  
So, for Thanksgiving this year, we are doing nothing. My little brother decided that it was bullshit that he never gets to see his wife and she never gets to see the kids, so since she has two days off, she's making a small meal for the four of them and they are staying in their pajamas and they are not leaving the house or going anywhere. Which gave us a good excuse to say that we weren't going to do Thanksgiving with our parents either, since the kids won't be there or anything. We know we're going to have to make up for it at Christmas, but for right now it feels awesome to have four days in a row to just hang out, me and Sis. We got all eight of the Harry Potter movies used on DVD and we are going to spend the entire weekend doing nothing but watching Harry Potter, which is awesome!!

Now as you can see, it is Thanksgiving in Smurf Village. Papa Smurf and I have even sent special Thanksgiving banquets to the off-laying areas, like the island, the mountain and the moon. Even though we are a communist dictatorship, we like to keep our smurfs happy, so they will be productive for us. If you notice in the first picture, on the left-hand side there are pilgrim costumes for the smurfs to wear, and if you look closely in the second picture you can see a Smurf wearing one of those costumes.

While we're here, I'd like to take a minute to focus on all the Native Americans. This holiday is kind of bullshit, tbh. I'd give up pumpkin pie if it meant the Native Americans weren't struggling so hard, so let's remember them when we eat today. Here is a link for where you can donate directly to the people of Standing Rock, to help their fight to keep pipelines away from their water.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I am thankful for each and every one of you!
Shireboundshirebound on November 24th, 2016 08:49 pm (UTC)
four days in a row to just hang out

The best! Happy Thanksgiving to you and sis.
dodger_sister: holiday 4dodger_sister on November 29th, 2016 10:06 pm (UTC)
It really was a lovely and quiet Thanksgiving! Thank you! <3
redblack32redblack32 on November 24th, 2016 11:19 pm (UTC)

It sounds like a great Thanksgiving weekend! Happy Holiday!

dodger_sister: holiday 4dodger_sister on November 29th, 2016 10:08 pm (UTC)
It was an excellent Thanksgiving weekend, thank you very much! I wasn't sure we were going to make it through all eight of the Harry Potter movies, but we managed to get it in. It was really something watching all eight of them in a row and seeing the progression of characters, very interesting. I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was excellent as well!
Kate: goddess with birdceitfianna on November 25th, 2016 01:46 am (UTC)
A quiet day in seems like a really good idea for everyone in your family. I mean to donate to Standing Rock when I get home. I'm at a hotel for now after a small and pretty nice dinner. We're all worried about my sister who's having trouble with self care and also we're all waiting to hear back about her latest three month check in.
dodger_sister: holiday 4dodger_sister on November 29th, 2016 10:16 pm (UTC)
Yes we all felt like we've earned a quiet weekend, even though we know it means we will have to make up for it at Christmas. But we've already planned out our Christmas and we're going to do mom and dad in the same day, one after the other, that was at my brother's request. Also it looks like The Canadians might be coming home for New Year's Eve, which will be nice. We are going to get P and C in for the night, so the four cousins can all have New Year's eve together and the adults can go to bed, LOL.

I wish there was more we could do for Standing Rock - unable to join the protest and with little money to spare, I feel like there's not much I can. Although they do have an Amazon wish list. Right now I'm not sure what's going to happen, since it looks like the governor,is going to force an evacuation of the protest site. Things are probably going to get ugly in the next few days, they might need something more than what's on their Amazon wish list in a week or so. It just feels like we should support them and also it's our water as well - all water belongs to all of us and we should all try to keep it clean, but they are out there doing most of the work for us.

I am sorry to hear about your sister, but hopefully she will rally. It sounds like she's in a depression at the moment. I hope the update brings better news for her.
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 5th, 2016 03:42 am (UTC)
Happy Belated Thanksgiving, lovey!
dodger_sister: holiday 3dodger_sister on December 5th, 2016 11:09 pm (UTC)
Happy Belated Thanksgiving, lovey!

Thanks, babe! How was yours? Good?
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 7th, 2016 12:28 am (UTC)
it was survivable, mostly because we only spent about twenty-four hours with the west-coasters (my brother gets more arrogant and jerk-faced the older he gets, but he reined it in this year). Actually, it was pretty good, since the middle generation (us) was determined not to permit political talk at all!

However, I'm a little worried about Dad. He's usually sharp as ten surgery-ready scalpels, but he's upset by the fact that (due to his packrattish tendencies) he can't remember where he put shit three years ago. He's also starting to leave things in his giant chest freezer WAY too long. So now there's an unspoken middle generation agreement to try to clean out at least one space each time we visit. The freezer is just fucking daunting, though!