Another Birthday Blitz-not...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by hearts and roses, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Looks like my extended family will be arriving on my birthday this year to celebrate Christmas with my mom...I, of course, am expected to play hostess, ugh.

    I enjoy the family get togethers, I do, but it's a lot of work and a huge expense that I simply cannot afford this year.

    So, I'm going to check with the nursing home and see if we can use a room for the afternoon and have a gathering there. Everyone can bring a dish and we'll have a pot luck. Does that sound cheesy? I think it sounds like a perfect way to get the load off me - on my birthday, for crying out loud! Maybe I'm just feeling cranky.
  2. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Not cheesy at ALL and VERY appropriate! And if anyone gives you grief, be BLUNT. They need to know the truth of how you feel, and you are WELL within your rights to express it. (((Hugs)))
  3. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Heavens no...arent you going to have surgery right around then too? If so, they can do it for you!
  4. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I agree with gcvmom, totally. I think it's appropriate and also thoughtful! Not only that, but to expect YOU... Yeah.
  5. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I think it's a good idea. It sounds like a good way to help take the load off. (((hugs)))
  6. Jody

    Jody Active Member

    I think it is a great idea!!! I love it and think you should do it!!! It will be a nice get together and you don't have people at your house who never want to leave. Maybe you can sneak out some time for your Birthday.
  7. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Go for it! It's appropriate, caring and logical. Probably the family doesn't have a clue that the original plan is a stressor for you. by the way, I'd clean the house and have some snacks available cause I betcha at least some of them will say after the party "let's go to your house for awhile". Betcha! LOL! DDD
  8. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Thanks ladies - I guess I just needed to hear that I wasn't being a slouch! LOL.

    My sister and her H will stay at my house and my brother and his family may come by afterwards, but they don't stay over - they travel back to LI. Around the holidays, I always keep a stocked house! You just never know.