I’ll be watching the 8:00 AM showing of the new Star Wars movie today. It’s not so much that I’m really excited to see it, I just happen to have the day off and thought I’d “get it out of the way”. At least this way nothing on social media will ruin it for me. I don’t like how the story line has evolved in this third set of series, I’m not a fan of the new characters, I don’t like what they’ve done with the old characters, Adam Driver annoys me, J.J. Abrams has a tendency to do too much in too little time, and I could certainly go on. But hey. at least The Mandalorian is great even though there’s no merchandise to purchase for Christmas.
Speaking of Christmas, we’re traveling to East Texas this weekend. The weekend before Christmas is always set aside for all of WifeGeeding’s siblings and their families gather and have their Christmas. I’m setting the over/under on the number of MAGA or pro-Trump related bumper stickers I’ll spot once I hit Terrell at fourteen. Thankfully, there’s no big political news going on at the moment so there’s absolutely no danger of any awkwardness with my very politically conservative in-laws.
Sometimes I tease WifeGeeding how lucky she is that my parents are deceased and I’m estranged from my siblings, she has absolutely no in-law commitments or issues to worry about, she doesn’t even have to buy a present or send a card.
In all seriousness, all my in-laws are good people. I compare it to being in high school. We’d interact with one another in class and have a good time doing so, but we wouldn’t be eating at the same lunch table or hanging out after school. I do have a strong suspicion one of the grandparents will gift Sugar Bowl tickets to all kids and grandkids. Either that, or we’re all getting Peletons.
Every year I have been a part of their Christmas, I’ve given my MIL a Christmas themed display of flowers. I like to give tulips when given the chance and if they look nice. Roses are nice, but a bit prosaic, but WifeGeeding forbids me to buy carnations. Personally, I avoid calla lilies because I associate the with death. Actually, I refer to them as the “death flower” when I’m around WifeGeeding. They are even shaped like a tear drop.
I recently heard that if lines at a Disney park are getting too long, the park will send out characters to draw a crowd and shorten the lines. If you see obscure or characters which aren’t very popular, then you know the park much be super congesterd.
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