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FIRST WORLD PROBLEM OF THE WEEK

I can't figure out if I should go to Boston and work the week BEFORE Thanksgiving week or the week AFTER with the assumption that I will be at my sister's with my mom FOR Thanksgiving week itself. The trip is already approved by my boss with the week of vacation attached, and my family has grudgingly, though not without a far amount of grumbling on the part of the children, accepted my absence for Thanksgiving, which means moving our own annual Turkey Day celebration up by 1 or 2 weekends or down by 1 (which causes it to land in the same weekend as Martin's birthday).

The people I am going to work with in Boston don't have a preference. My team doesn't have a preference. My mom and my sister don't care either way since they are mostly excited about Thanksgiving week... what to do, what to do. I guess I will have to get prices on the 2 alternatives and let the expenditure make the call.

I haven't been home for Thanksgiving since I moved to Sweden 17.5 years ago. While I would really like it much much better if I could bring Anders and the kids with me, that isn't an option (they're in school, also we just spent a fortune on vacation in the States), so I have to suck it up and enjoy it all on my own, muahaha!

I'm a little worried about my sister's dogs who were, shall we say, not at all convinced I was the perfectly warmhearted kind loving person that I am, but I'll let her deal with that.

Woot! Thanksgiving in Murica! Bring on the stuffing!

But first... work week before? or week after? Hmmmmmmm Just realized that either way I'll miss the November AWC meeting and holiday cookie exchange. Bummer!
Tags: americanabroad, goodthings, thisisjusttosay
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