Last year, my brother and his girlfriend spent Thanksgiving at GF's parents' house in Washington. I was invited too, which was very generous of them and it was an excellent break from school. We were there Wed. evening through Sunday morning.
This year, brother + girlfriend are going camping/rock climbing for Thanksgiving. GF's parents still invited me for Thanksgiving, even though brother and GF won't be there. Again, I am really grateful to be included.
Last year, they invited me for the weekend, presumably because brother/gf would be there that whole time. This year, my invite was on a group email invite. I RSVP'ed yes, thank you for including me, can't wait. I found out today that my Wed. PM class is cancelled, so I emailed to ask if I could please drive up Wed. and spend the night. I figured this would probably be okay, as it's a bit of a drive. GF's mom email back that this indeed would be fine.
Because I am brilliant, I didn't realize until after that what would probably make more sense is to drive that morning, spend Thanksgiving night, drive back the next day.
Do you think it's okay to email back and ask if I might switch my plans and do that instead? I don't want to be a nuisance and it's always slightly awkward inviting oneself over, though GF's parents are very relaxed, really nice, and understanding of the "college kid away from home" thing.
Thanks... this social stuff stresses me out, I am like a Sheldon and find it all very hard to understand :-)
disclaimer: PhD not MD