First I want to say I don’t post this to complain or get sympathy, we are all well now and there is SO much to be thankful for! But, most of all this blog has always provided me a way to look back on our life, mostly with a smile.
Thanksgiving 2019 was not at all what I wanted it to be or how we planned it, every single one of our traditions went out the window. Everything started going down hill the day before Thanksgiving. I decided to take the kids to the store to pick up some supplies to make pies for our feast the next day. I was just about to pick up the last item I needed when I noticed the kids were acting a little funny (they were in a little car attached to the front of the cart). As soon as crouched down to check them out Cannon started throwing up……a lot. Poor little guy was feeling really sick and leaving it all over the floor of our King Soopers. There was a deli attendant that was an angel and helped me clean Cannon up, I was SO happy I had a change of clothing for him in my bag. Another family offered to buy us a clean outfit for him when I was first trying to get him cleaned up, people really are so kind!
We made it out to the car finally all together, Cannon wrapped in my scarf because his jacket was too soiled. I wanted to cry, feeling so bad for Cannon. We made it home and got him settled on the couch where he didn’t move for the rest of the day. Normally Cannon is full of energy so this was odd for him. I gave up on the idea of baking pies and just focused on taking care of Cannon.
The next morning I wasn’t feeling well and had no energy, we were also keeping a close eye on Emerald. We always run a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning but with it being very cold no one was feeling up for it. Instead of a 5k we were staying in for a movie marathon.
We were supposed to have a full traditional Thanksgiving dinner with my parents and brother but we weren’t sure what people would feel up to eating and mostly we didn’t want to get anyone else sick. My parents kindly sent over plates for anyone feeling up to eating but mostly we were on saltines and sprite.
Luckily the kids are so young that they were happy to watch Christmas movies and thought it was awesome to drink juice and eat crackers.
I feel SO lucky that this was a fast moving illness and we were all feeling better by Friday morning. We have a black Friday tradition of riding the train in Georgetown and seeing Santa to kick off the season.
After 3 long detours we made it most of the way to Georgetown before being turned around because of a rock slide. We were so disappointed but made the best of it by stoping in Idaho Springs for hot chocolate and some playtime before heading home.
While nothing seemed to go our way we were happy to be together and we will get to ride the train this coming Sunday. I can just hope that we all stay well for Christmas!
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