How I avoided (knock on wood) stress:
Told my sister-in-law three months ago that I was over this family's version of Thanksgiving (I blogged about it for mofo if you care). I was still expecting to get guilted, but apparently she got tricked into hosting Thanksgiving so no one gives a shiitake that i'm not cooking. Off the hook!
Deactivated my facebook account for the holiday season so no one can make passive-aggressive status updates at me.
Very few of my family are on face book but one of my best freinds family does that and I love it!
unless that vulva serves at least 50 people, I really hope that price is a joke.