Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving is Cancelled

I woke up Wednesday morning at 4:40 am to the sounds of vomiting.
Grant got sick.
Bless his little heart, he hit the trash can too!
Darn it, what terrible timing.
No Thanksgiving at the Broeker household this year.
That means no sister and family, no parents and no sister 'n law and nephew coming.
I pouted.
I cried.
I got mad about it.
Then I wondered what to do with a 18 lb. turkey that was thawed.
Can't re-freeze and don't want to eat poultry for a week.
Then I realized that the Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach could use it.
They took it with much gratitude and thanks.
That's what Thanksgiving is all about.
Think of others and realizing life could be so much worse than the darn stomach flu.
After work on Wednesday, I went holiday grocery shopping (again) and bought 5 Banquet dinners and told the kids we were eating these yummy, little numbers instead.
They cost eighty-eight cents each.
And guess what?
They didn't say anything.
They accepted the idea.
I was disappointed. No reaction.

Of course, I did purchase a turkey breast too.
Before cooking photo
After cooking photo
Then it was time to eat and this is what Tyler looked like.
White and fatigued.
He didn't eat the Thanksgiving meal and took a nap instead.
Not again!
Good news...he never threw up!
Madison enjoyed pumpkin pie with me.
The house was the quietest it's ever been for a holiday.
There were only five of us and it was peaceful.
No company.
Lots of sleeping.
And time to wear my favorite, lime green, comfy socks with nothing to do!
Hope you all had a relaxing, peaceful and joyous holiday with much to be thankful for!

7 comments:

Teachinfourth said...

Sorry about the sickness in your household…hopefully you won't need to cancel Christmas...

Anonymous said...

We hope there will be no cancellations for Christmas too! Glad it turned out to be a relaxing day for everyone after all. We missed seeing all of you.
Our T-day dinner was at Duster's in Columbus...good meal but not with our family.

Mom

Mamma has spoken said...

So sorry to hear that Grant was sick! But at least no one else caught the virus. That was a wonderful thing you did, giving your turkey to the needy. Around here they would have me fix it anyway because they love eating the left overs.

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

So, so sorry about a canceled holiday. There's something to be said about four days of down time though, isn't there?

Tracey said...

I am so sorry for you guys, as I know you were looking forward to having your family for Thanksgiving dinner.
It happens. Joey and I missed the Black family Christmas last year for sickness. It is always a bummer.

Teisha said...

I would have pouted in to some vodka if that happened to me. Sickness sucks especially during the holidays.

NENSA MOON said...

Hi Amy,
So sorry to hear your Thanksgiving was cancelled...
even though I hope you and family still could enjoy the holiday..

hugs,
nensa