Save me a piece of pie
Four American families celebrating an American holiday in a foreign country--that's what's on the agenda for tomorrow. Unfortunately for me, the best laid plans, etc, etc, etc...do not always work out. K. abruptly and inexplicably came down with something today. When a nine year old announces at 2:30 in the afternoon that she doesn't feel well and wants to go to bed, you know you are in trouble. When she sleeps for several hours and wakes up with a cough and a fever, you are not surprised, only disappointed.
Unless a miraculous recovery occurs between now and tomorrow morning, I suspect she and I will have to stay home. I've made my contributions to the meal today by baking apple pies and a fabulous southern sweet-potato casserole (with walnuts instead of pecans!). I also made cinnamon rolls for our traditional Thanksgiving breakfast, and I'll be doing a turkey. I'll still get to eat lots of fabulous food, but I'll miss the company. Kind of a reminder that "in everything give thanks" means sometimes we have to be thankful for things that aren't "good" by any usual method of defining the word.
Still lots to be thankful for!