There are so many birthdays in the months of September and October in my close circle of friends and in my ever growing large and extended family. The Libras I can pretty well get along with, the true Libras anyway, but those fucking Virgos are just not the type of people that I really want to spend any amount of time with. Makes it a real challenge at family dinners at times. I’m grateful that the election will be over and done with by the time the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are here. There have been some pretty heated discussions at most of the family get-to-gethers these past several months. These assholes get all uptight and out of control, just fucking nuts it is.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not all into the Zodiac signs, but there is a certain amount of that shit that just really fits to a tee, enough to make most people scratch their heads with wonder. My sister-in-law turns 36 today, September 17th and she is a total Virgo through and through which explains why I don’t go over to my brother’s house very often. We have never gotten along since day one and for no one particular reason. We just don’t mesh, simple as that.



Mother’s Day Ritual

Every year my whole family goes to church together on Mother’s Day and then we all gather at her house for a big dinner. That is important to her and that is not too much to ask of your kids. So we do that and look forward to being together like back when we were kids. Each kid has his own place to sit at the dinner table – it is the same every year and never changes.

The dinner menu is the same every year, too. My mother loves Honeybaked hams, so we all pitch in and buy her a big ham, then each of us brings some side dishes and desserts. I plan on bringing macaroni and cheese for the side dish and a cherry pie for dessert.