Steve Reporting:

We had Thanksgiving dinner tonight with my parents in their new home in Woodland. Unfortunately, Erin wasn’t feeling well enough to go, she had spent most of the day in bed.

When we came home she ate some of the ham, potatoes and green beans we brought back. It was all delicious.

We have a lot to be thankful for this year. Having Erin with us was, well, unexpected considering her condition last Thanksgiving. Her tumor had recurred and she was then starting to live primarily at Barbara’s house due to her deteriorating ability to use her right side and get herself around. I was still working at Copart but ready to quit. We also didn’t have my parents here.

We also have Raquel, our new au pair, who seems to have acclimated quickly. Paco, in particular, seems to get along with her well and their banter in Spanish is very endearing.

Tomorrow we plan to visit cousins Kayla and Alyssa in Orinda and we have other dear friends coming to visit later in the weekend.

Just a reminder this time of year that while things could certainly be better or different, they could certainly be much worse as well.

3 thoughts on “Thanksgiving

  1. bcwgolf November 22, 2012 at 21:38 Reply

    Sounds like a nice dinner. Did Raquel go and did you speak mostly Spanish?
    Sorry Erin isn’t feeling well.

  2. momhoodi November 23, 2012 at 08:23 Reply

    Yes, Raquel was here too and we mixed a lot of English and Spanish! Paco speaks Spanish to her most of the time. We had trouble trying to translate the names of vegetables (not only from English to Spanish but also from Colombian to Argentinian!) Raquel claims she has never tried sweet potatoes and didn’t know their name in her country. We gave her the Argentinian name, the Uruguayan name and a couple more provided by Google… with no success. I will have to dig deeper into some old fashioned dictionaries.
    We missed having Erin here! it would have been almost complete…
    The boys were rambunctious after dinner, but very nice and seemed to have enjoyed the food (a lot).
    We certainly agree with Steve’s thanksgiving thoughts!

  3. Laurie Carney November 26, 2012 at 13:32 Reply

    Thanks for your closing comments, Steve – so wise, and so true. You and Erin have amazing outlooks on life and are very inspiring. I’m sorry Erin couldn’t go with you for Thanksgiving dinner, but glad she is doing as well as she is most days. Hugs to you both, Laurie

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