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Say No to Faux Thanksgiving

Posted by saraherthanyou on November 23, 2009

Jim and I alternate holiday plans. Thanksgiving with one family, Christmas with the other, the following year it switches. This year is a Jim-family Thanksgiving. But. BUT! My mother, in her infinite wisdom, decides to move Thanksgiving to Saturday (as in this past). She wants to go to Rehoboth for actual Thanksgiving, so she hosted faux Thanksgiving.

Great in theory, right? 2 Thanksgivings for the price of 1? More family drama and more leftovers? Guess again. I came down with the cold to end all colds 2 days before faux Thanksgiving. First it was in my chest, then it was in my head and it just wore me out. I’m pretty sure it’s not swine flu (or as my friend Libby likes to call it, bacon flu), but it still sucked. I managed to suck it up and prepare my dishes without breathing on them too much and off we went.

Terrible, terrible idea. I was so tired and had no appetite. I should’ve stayed in bed. But it’s faux Thanksgiving! All the food looks so good. And the stuffing! So I made myself a plate, even though I could taste almost nothing and then immediately felt worse. I didn’t want food, but I wanted to taste food, and now there was a rock of faux Thanksgiving sitting in my stomach. We left early and I crashed on the couch as soon as we were home. But now it’s Monday and I still don’t feel great and haven’t gotten my appetite back. And the thought of the leftovers sitting in the fridge makes my stomach turn. Did I just ruin Thanksgiving for myself forever? Will I even be able to stomach it on Thursday?

Faux Thanksgiving, terrible plan. Though maybe I just invented a new holiday diet.

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