Happy thanksgiving all! My Thanksgiving was very different than I had planned.
My plan was to go to Florida and go to a party with mom, visit her friend on the east coast, drive back to Sarasota and hang out - just us two girls, no pesky men bothering us. It started out great, I got to the party a bit late but saw people, visited with her friend, drove back home. We had a good day on Monday, got her ear things adjusted so she can hear better, did some Christmas shopping and went to the movies (Argo, I really liked it - brought back the memories of that time)
The next day we did some banking in the morning, and then stopped at home to use the bathroom - and mom suddenly got an awful stomach ache, and was so tired she had to go to bed. I let her sleep, did a few things and came home to a sick mom, with a high fever and - to put it nicely - digestive problems. Poor thing was throwing up and on the pot - which was plugged up by this time - and totally miserable. Got her cleaned up and got the pot unplugged, and did laundry and washed the sink and fed her cold water and aspirin. Oh well, there went our day together, and the next day also. But I was a good daughter, I took good care of her, and she rallied very quickly. She was sitting up by the next day (wednesday) and feeling much better.
Since she was better, I followed my original plan to go home early Thursday morning and have thanksgiving at home. I'd shopped before I left, DH picked me up at the airport and things looked good. He went out for a walk when I got home and I suddenly got very cold, and decided to take a nap and yes....boom! it hit me! I was sick as a dog, high fever everything. No thanksgiving turkey for this gal! DH ended up eating turkey meatballs that I had made. I ate nothing.
But I am counting my blessings.
1) I didn't get sick on the plane - how awful would that have been!
2) my almost 90 year old mom was able to shake off a stomach bug so quickly, she went out with family for Thanksgiving dinner
3) I'm thankful that I have a machine that cleans carpets cause I needed it here today
4) I'm thankful that I didn't have huge plans with friends for the holiday cause I would have had to cancel.
5) I'm thankful for my DH making me toast with jam when I got hungry.
All I can say is Happy Thanksgiving to you all - I hope everyone had a great celebration - despite this crazy week, I feel very blessed.