I’m not quite.  See, we had all these plans – we were going to spend Thanksgiving with our best friends that have a little girl Emma’s age and each make half of the dinner.  I was really looking forward to it… then the plague hit at the same time as the cold snap here.  First, about two weeks ago John got the flu. Then Emma had sniffles and a sore throat (my poor baby) that came on at the end of last week.  And THEN John got sick again with something else and lost his voice, has had a low fever every day, and has been coughing.  I managed to get by without catching anything, but still have felt not great.  So rather than go cough all over our friends this Thanksgiving (lol), we’re going to try to reschedule the big dinner.  I’m so sad!

Today we made a “quick trip” to Costco to get the groceries we need for Thanksgiving dinner (even though it’s been put off) since we didn’t have a chance to do it before.  We have pretty much no food and I couldn’t face a Thanksgiving day without something yummy.  It was a mad-house!  I love Costco, though – don’t you?  Especially around the holidays. I just always wish I had more money when I go, lol.

Anyway, here’s our planned Thanksgiving dinner, for when my friend Erin and I DO get together…
(I can at least dream about the food…)

Cranberry Sauce
Green Beans
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Sweet Potato Souffle
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Crab Dip & Crackers

So I was going to make the pumpkin cheesecake from scratch but guess what?  Costco had pumpkin cheesecakes.  And I was going to have to buy extra cream cheese anyway but it just seemed like a better deal to buy the huge cheesecake there.  I’m just not sure I can wait until Erin and I get together to get into it… it seriously invaded my dreams during my nap today and I’m not even kidding.

Sooo… what are you Thanksgiving plans?

It looks like we’ll be laying low.  I am happy to at least have my husband and child home with me.  And although there will be sniffles and coughing, I’ll remember to be thankful for our general health and for the food we were able to buy.

And I’ll definitely be thankful for pumpkin cheesecake.  ;-)


3 Responses to Are You Ready for Thanksgiving?

  • I’m so sorry you guys are all under the weather. I remember Zander’s first Christmas – everyone was SO sick! Turns out mine was just morning sickness, but everyone else had the flu – bad.

    For Thanksgiving this year, we’re not doing anything at all. Hubby’s got a new job, and he’s the “boss” now, so he gets to work 8 – 5 on Thanksgiving Day. That means he’ll be stuck there until 6, and then he has a 2 hour drive home. There’s no way I’m eating a huge meal at 8pm! Ick. So, we’re heading to my MIL’s house and having pork chops, mashed potatoes, and chocolate pie. (I’m allergic to all things pumpkin, even though I love it!) It’s not what I want to do, but we’ll postpone our big turkey dinner until hubby’s next day off – next week.

    Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving and that everyone is feeling better soon!

  • Hey there. Stopped by to see how pregnancy was treating you lately. Not much time to go now eh?

    Sorry to hear about everyone being sick. My 2 yr old just came down with something today unfortunately. I was hoping since he had his flu shot he’d be good for a while but no such luck. Now I’m just trying to keep him from constantly touching the baby and spreading the sickness.. which is virtually impossible.

    We didn’t do much for Thanksgiving either. My sister moved away not long ago and my brother won’t be home from Marine boot camp until next week so my mom postponed her regular dinner. I still cooked for us at home but you know it’s not quite the same! I was definitely thankful I had my husband and babies with me though :)

    Btw, I don’t see any stuffing on that list! Happy Belated Thanksgiving :)

    • Aw, I’m glad you stopped by! I just posted our Thanksgiving day drama – no hot water and we still don’t have hot water. Ah how I miss showering… and doing the dishes even! lol

      Everyone is feeling better, I never really got sick – just the usual tiredness and feeling huge and clumsy. I’m sorry your little boy got sick! Emma’s nose has been a faucet lately and it’s been about a week for her of not feeling great. She’s much better but totally milking it and acting up a bit due to all the drama and not feeling well. I’ll be glad when life gets back to normal!

      Wait, what’s normal… ?

      Oh, stuffing. I never liked stuffing, you know. lol I’ll have to try some new recipes until I come up with something worth making. :)

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