I GET TO GO HOME FOR THANKSGIVING!!!
I didn't realize how badly I wanted to go home until the chance sorta dropped into my lap this morning. Brother and I were talking about him driving back to Illinois by himself and how it would really be pushing it to get there in time for Thanksgiving at this point. I have a brat mat Monday morning, and then have the rest of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday off for the holiday and no real plans, but I have a double show day starting Friday afternoon that I have to be back for. But, with two drivers and some financial help from Mom and Dad, brother and I are gonna start the drive back after the show on Monday and hopefully get in by Wednesday night. It's pushing it, even with two drivers, but it's worth it. Then I'll spend Thursday with my family, and fly back out of Chicago at a truly ungodly hour of the morning Friday morning. I can't wait! For the first time in three years, I get to go home and watch the Parade with my mom and eat my grandma's turkey and my dad's pies and watch my cousins try to kill each other with paintball guns. Heaven!
Oh, and as a "thank you for letting me stay here and Merry Early Christmas" present, brother got me...an HD-TV/computer monitor!!!! It's really nice!! I can't wait to get the cable hooked up (sadly, not until the end of the month) and I can watch Law and Order and Animal Planet and the History Channel and all that again! The tv is one of those things that I don't really miss, but I do. And I can use it as a monitor for the desktop computer I'm saving up for! That just cut like three fifths of the cost of the computer set! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!