November 24, 2004

This family isn't doing so well with Thanksgiving this year.

First, the family was going to come up from Los Angeles and spend Thanksgiving here in the Bay Area all together. Ahhhh.

Medical conditions prevented it, plans fell through.

Then, my sister and I were going to go down to Los Angeles and spend Thanksgiving down there with the family all together. Ahhhh.

Graduate studies prevented it, plans fell through.

Then, Jacob and I were going to go down to Santa Cruz and spend Thanksgiving there with my sister. Ahhhh.

I got the stomach flu, plans held their breath and waited. I felt better, plans went ahead full steam.

Jacob got the stomach flu, tra-la, tra-la, repeat chorus three times. Plans fell through. Tofurkey goes back in the freezer, I sit here and stare glumly at my tray of homemade maple wheat buns, my sister stares glumly at her vegan pumpkin roll cake, I thank my ex-roommate for the stuffing recipe and file it away for later. Tra-la, tra-la, the plan fell through, the plan fell through, the plan fell through.

Make this holiday season one to remember. Give the gift of viral gastroenteritis.

Posted by dianna at November 24, 2004 11:09 PM

dude, but we managed to do a late unturkey day after all! and jacob was only a little sick and i was only a little frazzled and crazy!

take this the right way when i say i'm so glad you had food poisoning.

Posted by: katie at November 30, 2004 08:38 PM

Er... right. Yes. Food poisoning, our good friend, thank goodness for it and all that crap. Actually, you're totally right.

I'm just glad I'm not Jacob. Me, I had no warning that anything was amiss with my food. There's no point in saying "if I'd known" because there was no conceivable way I would have. But Jacob, in retrospect, should have been deeply suspicious of my leftover pizza and saved himself the ickyness by not eating it. If only he'd been more paranoid! and so on.

I had leftover unturkey and mashed potatoes for lunch today. It was delicious.

Posted by: Dianna at November 30, 2004 09:24 PM