Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Delayed but not Denied

We finally got around to eating our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday -- the Saturday after Thanksgiving proper.   A nasty flu laid all of us low in turn and we decided that, discretion being the better part of valor, we should postpone any holidays involving the mass intake of food.  Even so, we had one casualty after the feast but she claimed it was only because she ate her pie too quickly.

Kate does the big hands thing over our feast

Penny smirks (?) at the camera

Jeff and Penny survey the turkey (Ally is taking all these pictures)
So, this Thanksgiving we're thankful that we all eventually felt well enough to celebrate.  We're also thankful that -- for the first time in years -- we had planned to celebrate as a nuclear family and that no one else's celebration was affected by our inability to participate on the proper day.  We're also thankful that we can be flexible and roll with the punches.

Don't believe this lying face -- he got PLENTY of turkey
Most of all, we're thankful that all four of us were together -- even if part of the time we were heaving and miserable and grousing at each other.  We survived the Thanksgiving of 2012!  (I sure hope the Mayans aren't right because I'd like another shot at this next year.)