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Before the tryptophan kicks in and the Cowboys put The Mister in a post-meal coma, how to fill the gap on Thanksgiving without getting into a fight about politics, my weight, or religion?
This is the year of the in-laws. The family alternates between my side of the family here at home or heading south to see his side of the family. This year, I’m driving separately from The Mister and the idea of a seven hour drive is not one I look forward to. The Teen is riding with The Mister so I can’t rely on her to share driving duties. The Boy will have his nose plastered to his mobile device or dozing, I have to find a way to make the drive as painless as possible.
After paying the cover charge (also known as speeding ticket) in Delaware, I’m going to stream episodes of Judge Judy and catch up on How to Get Away With Murder. This in no way hinders my driving. I haven’t focused solely on a TV show since Don’t be alarmed, I haven’t focused solely on a TV show since my first tweet. Listening to Judge Judy berate a litigant or Viola Davis read someone like a book is the perfect companion for my road trip.
When I feel like one more bite and I’ll burst, I’ll head for a walk on the beach. The weather forecast calls for temperatures in the high sixties and I will pretend it is September instead of almost December. I’ll let Adele’s 25 go with on my quest to see the wild horses rumored to roam the beaches in Corolla. I can concentrate on the scenery and my mission without the inconvenience of looking for a strong signal. By preparing my playlists beforehand, I have uninterrupted music to drown out the sounds of hungry seagulls.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate, I always have Spanish homework to work on. I went a little crazy on Amazon and purchased some amazing resource books. I have all of my study aids available to help me suffer through verb conjugations, grammar lessons that rattle in my head, and palabras I mix up with English.
If these preparations don’t help stave off trouble, there’s always the grocery stores that sell wine.