Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Very Odd Thanksgiving!

This past week - a week containing our American Thanksgiving holiday - has been a wild one and one very different from past Thanksgivings!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it seems to be the one most unaffected by blatant commercialism.  (I won't even comment on starting "Black Friday" on Thanksgiving Day this year!)  This year the kids (we have a son and a daughter) had other plans and I didn't have to cook a conventional Thanksgiving dinner.

This ended up being a good thing because the Saturday evening/night before Thanksgiving I kept violently up-chucking and ended up in the ER at our local hospital for several hours on Sunday morning.  It was some sort of bug and some IV fluids and anti-nausea meds got me back on track.  But, it took several days to get to the point where I could do much more than sleep and cooking a big dinner would have been nearly impossible!

So, we decided to get together this past Saturday (the Saturday after Thanksgiving Day) for a "Build Your Own Pizza" party.  I made my "famous" homemade pizza dough & sauce, set out every topping that anyone even mentioned and let everyone make their own pizza.

The top photo is one of the pizzas and the bottom photo is of three of our four grandchildren - aren't they all beautiful?  Our oldest granddaughter is just as gorgeous and is married and now lives in Maine.  It would have been perfect if she'd been able to join us also.

We may have had a very unconventional holiday but it was a fun time and maybe something we'll do again in the future!

We're so very thankful for our wonderful family and I'm very thankful to those of you who visit my blog and have become my online family!


sue said...

Oh Jan ... when you said you'd had a touch of flu you didn't say just how sick you were. I'm so pleased you've made a good recovery.

Your grandchildren certainly are very beautiful .... and what a great idea to have a 'pizza party'

Sometimes its good to break with convention and do something totally unique I think :-)

Antonio Machado said...

I love Pizza and art!

Jan/ said...

Thank you, Antonio - I do too!

Well, Sue, the flu wasn't so bad except for feeling so draggy for so long afterward. I only went to the hospital because my vision was a little "off" & I've been told since I was a child to head for the hospital without delay if anything was ever the least bit different with it. Even though I could still see, the focus was off a little and I was concerned that I might have a detached retina from being so sick on my stomach.

Doreen Cross said...

I am so sorry to hear you have been sick Jan.poor you. I hope you have bounced back now and feel tops.
Oh indeed you do have a beautiful family. Gorgeous.
Wow you are making my mouth water so much here. The Pizza look so yummy.

Glad you had fun with the Pizza Party.