Sunday, November 19, 2006

Turkey Dinner

Even though the large group originally intended to eat the turkey had to be uninvited (due to Mya's HFMD), we had to bake that turkey. Carrie & Jon made the trek down from Superior and Joe & Rachael came up from New Brighton.

We took it easy and didn't even put the turkey into the oven until 9 am. Usually, I'm up before 6 stuffing the turkey and getting it into the oven. It was nice to just take our time.

Carrie had lost her glasses and by some timing fluke, Erin broke hers on Fri eve. So, since the Eye Clinic was open, we went down and ordered glasses for both of them. Thankfully, they both have easy perscriptions and can get by with fairly inexpensive glasses.

Mya was still pretty miserable yesterday. We took her to urgent care (UC) on Fri eve to make sure there was not something else happening but no, it was just this crumby HFMD raging war on her mouth. I am thankful she did not get the sores on her hands and feet. That would have been terrible. As it was, she has been fighting taking medicine, refusing to drink, and screaming in pain. The UC doc perscribed "magic mouthwash". It's got lidicaine in it. We squirt it into her cheeks and on her tongue and it numbs the sores for a while. We have also been giving her benedryl to help her sleep. She slept a good 9 hours last night. Without it, she wakes up every two hours or so, moaning. Fortunately today, Mya woke up fairly happy and asked for icecream for breakfast. She says, "Jesus make mouth feel better". Thank God!

Back to turkey dinner. We had a surprise this year. It appears our son, Joe, has decided that being a vegetarian isn't all it's cracked up to be. He hasn't eaten meat for 6 years. I can't believe it's been that long. To our amazement, he said he was going to eat the turkey. Seems he has started eating fish and poultry. He told us meat tasted weird after all that time. Rachael is maintaining her vegetarian ways. That's OK. Once you are used to having a vegetarian around, it's no big deal. They were never picky about eating everything but the meat. I just make sure
there are some non-meat protein options, mainly cheese.

It was a very nice day. No pressure. That's the way I like it.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

3 viewers thoughts.:

Stefanie said...

Sounds like a wonderful, relaxing family day with so much to be thankful for! :) Hapyy Turkey Day to you! :)

Anonymous said...

"Jesus make mouth feel better" that's adorable! I'm glad she's looking and feeling better. Heard she went in a woke Erin up because it was light outside. :o)

Marnie said...

I am glad that Jesus can make it feel better. He does work in mysterious ways. Happy thanksgiving to you and the family.