November 23, 2005

Thanksgiving: To abstain


That’s the word of the day for Thanksgiving this year. Why, you may wonder, would I associate the word abstemious for a holiday that has become practically a byword for gluttony?

Because our littlest bio-terrorist gave the Viking Bride and me the gift that keeps on giving. And giving. And giving.

Matching stomach bugs. Hit us both at about 2:30 on Monday morning. The Viking Bride is of an iron constitution and got up and spent the day training the new nanny.

I spent it in bed, more or less, and I think you know what I mean by that qualifier.

Thus, I anticipate a quiet Thanksgiving, a Thanksgiving spent more for the company than the food. The company has always been good, in the past. In the past, though, we’ve all always eaten too much. Way too much. And that has always been fun. The Viking Bride once described hunger on Thanksgiving as the absence of feeling sick.

I hope that you all have a safe and terrific Thanksgiving.

Posted by Random Penseur at November 23, 2005 01:56 PM | TrackBack

Happy Thanksgiving to the family RP. Feel better.

Posted by: Wicked H at November 23, 2005 03:57 PM

I hope you all feel better soon! Good wishes to you and a Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

Posted by: Amber at November 23, 2005 06:29 PM

Happy Thanksgiving to the RP family.

I hope you and the Viking Bride feel better soon.

Posted by: phin at November 23, 2005 09:19 PM

Have a happy Thanksgiving -- hope you feel like eating/enjoying something tomorrow! And try the wine!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at November 23, 2005 11:49 PM

I suppose I should have read a few lines down before my last comment, hey?

Well, I certainly hope you feel better very soon! But you know, on this most abstemious of holidays, everyone will be passed out on the couch like beached whales while I? I will be limited to 30 grams of carbs per meal.

Bah. Humbug.

(But since it's good for the bambino, I shall -- as they say in the vernacular -- suck it up.)

Hope you feel right as rain soon. Very soon.

Hugs and love,

Posted by: Margi at November 24, 2005 03:36 AM
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