So after a very quiet Thanksgiving just my DH, my DS and myself - my DH comments. "you know, it is so nice not having all of the relatives fighting with us about coming to visit them over the holidays" and I just realized why I'm not a stressed out, crabby, insane woman at this point that wants to run away to Belize. My Mom (3 hours away), My In laws (across the country) and not trying to schedule our time for us, trying to guilt trip or manipulate us (only three days? we thought you would stay a week, after all we HARDLY see you...), set expectations that we cannot nor do we want to meet.
Instead - we have been having very pleasant and low key phone calls.
What are you grateful for?
And yes this is tongue in cheek. I am grieving the loss of some friends and family to COVID. I've had COVID. I'm not trying to be insensitive.