Published on November 1st, 2019 | by The Local Staff0
Well it seems as though that summer is finally out of the picture. I always get super pumped for that 3 day window where I can open the windows at home and not run any air conditioning. And to celebrate fall what am I about to do? Glad you asked… This weekend actually lands right between my birthday and my wedding anniversary. So my lovely wife and I are about to go celebrate by wandering around in Cheaha State Park for a few days! (at the time of writing this there are 90% chance of thunderstorms all weekend)
I rarely shy away from a strange time. When you have been through all the things that I have experienced… you can get through anything. Part of the drive to keep me motivated is the pursuit of adventure. I love to experience new things. Which brings me to my next rambling…
THANKSGIVING IS ALMOST HERE!!!!! Which means you need to clean under your furniture, go ahead and defrost that freezer. If you happen to be in the vast majority of families who stay under the same roof during the holidays here are a few pointers to keep you from never being asked to return…
- Homes aren’t hotels. There probably isn’t going to be a bellhop or hired assistant to help you with your things, no one is going to make your bed on a daily basis and you are a guest in someone else’s home… keep it tidy.
- We don’t all have to do everything together. If you are headed to a cousin’s for Thanksgiving, be sure that you do some research on the area (if it isn’t a familiar city) and find yourself some fun stuff to get into. #bewhatshappening always
- Try not to criticize the host’s taste in movies, art, music, wine, food, fashion or hobbies. Chances are, they aren’t all that into your lifestyle either.
- Have fun! Getting together for the holidays shouldn’t be an exercise in anxiety management. Cards Against Humanity is a great way to have grandparents read off curse words. What brings a family more together than remembering the time that Betty dropped the “F” bomb during a heated match?!
- Above all be appreciative. This goes for literally anyone celebrating thanksgiving… If I go to an uncle’s house and hear another guest squawking about how something isn’t exactly the way they’d want it… I will make it awkward. Just enjoy and be and relax and be appreciative.
These are all tips that have been compiled from friends and family and are in no way related to anyone staying at House April. Our guests come pre-screened and are certified to be well behaved, indoor people.
Hug your family, support local business, let a nephew take the dog for a walk, fight storms on mountains… be what’s happening and you will never be left behind. Til December… xoxoxo Justin