Monday, 1 December 2008

Thank God It's Over.

I've had worse Thanksgivings in terms of company. Like the time my stepmother's oaf of a father utterly humiliated me in front of everyone and I walked out.

I've had worse Thanksgivings in terms of having to work. Or being on my own.

But I've never had such a bad one for food. I've never cooked or overseen the cooking of such a sad Thanksgiving dinner as we had. I tried, but my sinusitis meant I didn't feel like cooking or eating. I delegated the turkey to hubby. It was tough as a cowhide, but I don't blame hubby. I delegated the green bean casserole and sweet potatoes to daughter but had to go to bed so couldn't stand by and supervise. The beans were underdone, the sweet potatoes bland. I don't blame daughter. I made the stuffing myself -- too dry. And the apple pie. That was OK, but I was unhappy with the pastry. I didn't feel like drinking anything stronger than water.

And my poor dear friend L., whom I'd invited with her family, was at home grieving for her father who had died two nights before.

Which puts the horrible food in perspective.

9 comments:

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Sometimes you just shouldn't get out of bed. Next year eh?

Pantheist Mom said...

Wow. All-round miserable day. Maybe you can reschedule it for when everyone is feeling better...

Expat mum said...

I was going to leave a sarcastic comment about the revolting green bean casserole, but not when I read the very end of your post. What a shame.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

MOB: Yes, if we hadn't already thawed out the turkey, I'd have just forgotten about the whole thing.

PM: Yes, maybe in a month or so when Christmas is behind us too.

Expat mum: I couldn't criticize because my poor daughter was just given the recipe (an American one) and left to get on with it. Yeah, my friend is pretty broken up, as you'd expect.

J said...

Oh, blech. I'm sorry. I also think you should reschedule. Maybe not the same meal, but definitely try for the intended spirit.

I hope you feel better very soon, and that L has good strength and support to get through this tough time.

Trixie said...

Sounds like you didn't have much to be thankful for hey? Hope you are feeling better now mate.

Fred said...

Well, there's always Christmas to look forward to. :)

DJ Kirkby said...

Wow, sounds a bit dismal, shame you were ill. Sinusitis is horridly painful. Hope you are feeling better soon. xo

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It does rather. Just makes next year all the more to look forward to.

CJ xx