The day started out as any other Thanksgiving Day. We got up early and someone in the house ran the annual Turkey Trot. Normally it’s just my son who runs. I typically go with him, cheer him on and freeze my rear-end off. This was a normal year.
The scene from the starting line as I waited for the gun to go off. It was snowing and 28 degrees. A typical late November day in Upstate New York.
These are the die-hard crazy runners who ran the 10k race this morning. My son is in there somewhere. After the crowd of runners ran off into the wild blue yonder, I hiked it back up the hill to go inside where it was warm. While there, I received a text message from my sister-in-law, who was hosting Thanksgiving this year. She sent a warning that her youngest daughter was in the bathroom puking. She had contracted some sort of stomach bug. So immediately we all went into Plan B mode. Which did not include going anywhere near the stomach bug. They didn’t need us up there in the way, and we didn’t need to be getting sick.
So while I was at the Turkey Trot, waiting for the runners to cross the finish line, my husband made an emergency trip to our local Wegmans for a last-minute Thanksgiving Day dinner. We had a few side items that we were in charge of bringing to dinner, but we did not have a turkey, potatoes or dessert. The 3 main-stays of a Thanksgiving Dinner. My husband was able to secure a lovely Honey Brined Turkey Breast. He had that in the crock pot cooking well before we returned home from the Turkey Trot.
By 4:00, we were gathered around the table with a feast fit for a king. We didn’t miss a beat, Thanksgiving went off without a hitch. Unfortunately, our poor niece spent the entire day sleeping on the bathroom floor. Not such a good day for her. We are thankful for our family. And we are thankful that our niece will be ok. We’ll try again for a big Thanksgiving dinner when everyone is healthy. I hope that everyone was able to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving, and if your plans didn’t quite go as planned, I hope you were able to salvage the day, spend time with friends and family and remember to be thankful for all that we have.