I really wish I would have taken a camera with me. I sent Charmaine tons of pics of my family via pic message on my phone so maybe she can describe them. Hey maybe I can download pic's from my phone so i can share them with ya'll.
I am very thankful that my housekeeper came yesterday before I got home so that i didn't have to flip out at whatever the house looked like from whatever the adventures of Tara where while I was gone. She was looking a little uptight about coming home before i reminded her that this was Martha's Monday to clean. She started smiling really huge after that.
My brother is in the capable hands of my oldest sister Carol, she took him to her house in Durham (just south of Chico) after the Thanksgiving festivities at my sister Cindy's house. So I am getting a rest from being caregiver, and very grateful. He is actually doing quite well again too which is a bonus.
I am also doubting very much that I am really related to any of the people at Thanksgiving dinner with the exception of my daughter, my niece Corin and my nephew Lance. I will recap the events soon when I get motivation to do this. I was thinking of writing a paragraph on everyone that was there and then we could all play guess the relative...I am sure I would fail miserably.
One thing I discovered while in Cleveland was that I still have a stalker (a really cute one) there. I have not seen her in years, she is my wife's best friend Stephanie's youngest sister. I drove over to visit Steph and Joe one day from Pittsburgh and she popped in. She is 14 years younger than me...she used to follow me around like a puppy dog at weddings, funerals, whatever, but that was a long long time ago...she is now 38 and divorced and while i was visiting Steph...guess what she followed me around like a puppy dog. It was like a stalker cocktail, one part flattering, two parts creepy and gave me the shakes...LOL...
Well back to the laundry, will try and get my thoughts together and write about the trip a little more coherently tomorrow.