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.