Mike’s only day off this week is Thanksgiving so we are just going to stay home instead of going to his Grandma Flanigan’s. So we are just going to have a small Thanksgiving dinner for the 4 of us here. Which I am so happy about cause I do not particularly like going down to his Grandma Flanigan’s house. I just feel so uncomfortable there and it’s very unsettling. I hope and pray that any guest that come to visit our home never feel that way. I want people to feel welcome in our home and feel relaxed and comfortable. Not like how I feel when we visit his grandma Flanigan. My family has always tried to make people feel welcome and comfortable when visiting their homes and I guess that’s one more thing that I inherited from them. Now Grammy and Pap (mike’s other grandparents who died in 2002) always made me feel welcomed and comfortable and I enjoyed visiting with them and I still think of them as my Grammy and Pap. For the most part it has been Mike’s mom’s side of the family that has made me feel more like a part of their family. His Aunt Patsy and cousin Kristy are great. And the only ones that I feel uncomfortable around on his mom’s side are his Uncle Richard and Aunt Kay. But I haven’t spent as much time around them or talking to them as I have with his other aunts and uncles.
Most of my family is laid back and goofy. That’s what I have been raised around my whole life and wouldn’t change it one bit. I love having a very fun and easy going family. If you came to one of our family functions and didn’t know us you would probably think we where all crazy. And if you come around My Nan will make you call her Nan or Nanny. And wither you are blood related or not you are part of our family. Years before me and Mike started dating he was best friends with my cousin Daniel and would come around Nan’s house and she made him call her Nan. My mom and Dad are layed back and easy going and Thank God my step-mom is the same way. Cause I don’t know what I would of done if my Dad had married an uptight stuffy women. But I dodged a bullet and he married a great women (shsss, don’t tell her that 🙂 ).
Anywho (I got side tracked), Raven wants pumpkin pie so we have to take a trip to walmart tonight after Mike gets off work and pick up so things for our Thanksgiving dinner.
LisaNovember 25, 2005 at 6:37 pm
Sounds almost like you feel guilty not feeling comfortable with every member of Mike’s family. Don’t! I think, in fact, that you’re pretty lucky that you feel at home with so many of your in-laws…
AmandaNovember 26, 2005 at 4:08 pm
I don’t feel guilty about not feeling comfortable with them cause most of them not like me at all. I just hope and pray none of our guests ever feel they way I do when I visit certain members of his family.
KathyNovember 27, 2005 at 12:39 pm
Feeling comfortable in another person’s house is one of the greatest feelings a person, I think, can have. It’s good you try to make every guest who comes to your house feel comfortable. Hope you had a nice family Thanksgiving!