I am feeling better, but all I have done since coming home is sleep!
Stomach shots for the blood clots is NOT fun, but I am so happy to be home!
Next week, I have another chemo embolism procedure on the left lobe of my liver, then we will start working on the right lobe. It is gonna be a rough couple of months, but I am expecting good things! #GODISGOOD
I have been quarantining for a couple of years now, so, once again, I didn’t not go to family gatherings for Thanksgiving, but I have had some AMAZING food sent my way. Considering what I have had at the hospital, I am LOVING every bite of home cooking!
Pepper is so happy that I am home. Y’all would not BELIEVE the singing and dancing that has been going on around here this week!
It is TURKEY TIME! What an incredible time to get the family around the table and give thanks for all your blessings! Even if it has been a tough year (and some years are like that) Thanksgiving as a special time to enjoy your family.
There have been years I was in the hospital and missed all of the fun, and other years I had a hard time enjoying myself and others (mostly due to my own or very touchy personal issues), and other years that I have had a BIG time. Last year was one of those tough Thanksgivings. But this year, I am planning on having a BIG time!
I have always taken the holidays for granted. Up until just a few years ago, I just assumed the holidays was one big food fest for everyone. But that is not the case. A few years ago, it hit me like a ton of bricks. When I returned from Thanksgiving adventures (with plenty more food gatherings in the following days) there were some of my coworkers who moved here for a job and their families were far away. They didn’t experience the wildness of “Great Uncle so-n-so” or “momma’s dressing.” They ate a Thanksgiving meal with those around them, usually a group of friends or their own little family. Maybe they ate with a church family.
And then there are children who are not surrounded by family who make the holidays special for them. Continue reading →
It is so hard to believe the holidays are upon us. I guess I say that every year. But Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and around our house, we are discussing when, where and who is making what.
As usual, we will have lunch on Thanksgiving Day with Aunt Margie Pepper, and she will have a house full of food, before everyone brings something to add to the meal. There will be all the traditional favorites, and a few unusual items, such as Asparagus Casserole and scalloped potatoes.
Then either Thursday or Friday night (it is still up for discussion, depending on how many are attending the Egg Bowl), we will have Thanksgiving Dinner at my parents house in Stewart.
Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together, to eat and show gratitude for another year of living and being together. But for many international students in a college town, the holiday can be lonely.
The International Thanksgiving Dinner in Starkville began in the 70s in the home of Armando and Ruth de la Cruz. The couple moved to the United States from the Philippines and knows first hand how it feels to celebrate holidays and special occasions a long way from home.