Dave and I are currently undergoing the crazy ass planning that is Thanksgiving. He made a comment that after last year, he is going to have a relaxing day.
I was wracking my brain, trying to think of what he was talking about. Was there a fight? Something ridiculous? Moodiness? Truth be told, all of our holidays tend to run together.
For the life of me, I couldn’t remember.
And then he reminded me that last year I was in the hospital, there was that whole hoping my wife doesn’t die thing going on for him, and I don’t think I ever told you guys this, but Dave got food poisoning. Chicken salad that they had in the fridge at the hospital for spouses who were staying over when the cafeteria was closed.
Mmmmm. Can’t even mention chicken salad around the Davester, it freaks him out a year later.
I don’t even really remember those days. I remember taking Meme to the store on Tuesday. I remember that we were going to tell our families that we were pregnant with Tate even though I was only 8 weeks at the time.
I didn’t get to decorate the tables. I didn’t get to do Black Friday. We didn’t get to share our news because we weren’t sure what would happen with the pregnancy. Hell, all I got of Thanksgiving dinner was a stupid takeaway container from my mom’s house.
Thanksgiving 2010 = The Suck.
This year though?
Tate arrived safely. My aunt is coming from California. My sister is coming home from college. The tables are going to be gorgeous. I’m planning our Black Friday strategy and believe me, there will be sisters and coffee and laughter involved.
And last year? It’s made me more thankful for what this year will bring.
What are your Thanksgiving plans?