Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. Even though I have been sick, this year was no exception. At the beginning of the week, I started to get a cold. There was no way I was going to let myself be sick over Thanksgiving so I stayed home from school for a couple days and got a lot of sleep in hopes that it would go away. Lucky me, by the time Wednesday rolled around, I was back to feeling normal aside from a little stuffy nose, but I could deal with that.
I spent the day with my mom starting to get dishes prepared for the next day. We made stuffing, chocolate pie, pumpkin buttercream cake, and started brining the turkey.
This year, my mom decided she would do the turkey and desserts, and every body else was in charge of their own side dish. It was actually a lot of fun to have everyone in the kitchen together and gave me a little taste of what it would be like next year when I come home from college for Thanksgiving. Whitney made mac & cheese, Cole was dying for twice baked potatoes, and I chose to make brussel sprouts. When everyone heard that's what I was making, it was usually accompanied by instant groans. Mom and I were the only ones actually looking forward to them.
Thursday came, and the longer I was awake, the more nauseous I started to feel. After hours of feeling like I was on the verge of throwing up, I finally did. As gross as it sounds thought, I instantly felt better. I went into the kitchen and made my brussel sprouts for dinner. We all finished our dishes, Mom set them up on the counter, and we all started dishing up our plates. Seconds after I sat down at the table, I had to hurry off because I knew I was about to throw up again. Turns out throwing up once wasn't magically going to fix everything.
Afterwards, I still got to enjoy my Thanksgiving dinner. And guess what? Dad even enjoyed the brussel sprouts!
Being sick might even be a good thing. Not only did I never have to feel beyond stuffed, I could have even eaten dinner over and over and over again if I wanted to! And hopefully, I'll be done throwing up by the lunch time tomorrow and I can always have my Thanksgiving dinner for lunch.
Getting Ready for the Big Day
Pumpkin Buttercream Cake
Apple Sausage Stuffing
Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries and a Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
Twice Baked Potatoes & Mac and Cheese
Finally Time to Eat!
(thumbs up for brussel sprouts!)