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The good, the bad and the ugly

November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  It’s one of the few, if not the only, holiday that entails nothing more than cooking, eating, family, friends, football and appreciation.  What’s not to like?  I love me some Thanksgiving and it drives me crazy that Christmas decorations are going up earlier and earlier every year.  Have a little respect for Thanksgiving!

Here’s a breakdown of our Thanksgiving:

The good:

  • The Good Doctor’s sisters and their families came to town.  We adore our nieces and nephews (ages 5-10) and had a ball trying our best to act their age.
  • Food:  after a brief broken-oven-frantic-call-to-honey-baked-ham scare, we had turkey, baked yams and apples, beet and brussel sprout hash, Boston Market-style cornbread, sausage and cranberry stuffing, and good ol’ green bean casserole.  Croissant Bread Pudding to cap.
  • Post Tday activity was a killer game of charades that entailed an excessive amount of kung fu moves.  Can’t beat that, little grasshopper.

The bad AND the ugly:

  • Genghis had a fever from Tuesday to Friday.  He was a miserable piece of moaning, crying, pacifier-hoarding, clingy, 25 pound heap of adorable flesh.  His fever peaked at 104.5.  You know it’s bad when your baby is limp in your arms and the only movement from him is the opening of the mouth, the drop of the pacifier followed by a silent waterfall of vomit.  A little lot of TLC and antibiotics cured him right up.  I’m thankful that he pulled through and I’m thankful that I got Thanksgiving Day dinner for 14 on the table in between vomits and TLC sessions.
  • Our 1 year old Mac Book crashed.  ONE. YEAR. OLD. MAC. CRASHED.  A year ago, we agonized over switching from the PC to the Apple and after hearing too many PC horror stories, we made the switch.  And look how we got rewarded.  #($*%)#!!!!  The good news is that we can send our busted hardrive to a data recovery center.  The bad news is that it will cost us $1000+ to save thousands of pictures of Genghis doing ridiculous things.  Or rather, us posing Genghis in pictures that make him look ridiculous.  Of course, we didn’t have the photos backed up.  In fact, and I’m being completely honest here, the ONE thing on my to-do list for Thanksgiving weekend (besides host out-of-town guests and serve Tday dinner and watch football and shake my head at people who got injured during Black Friday) was to back-up our files. Really.  It was truly a priority this weekend.  Someone remind me why Apple is so great again?

So, that’s our Thanksgiving in a nutshell.  I’m thankful.

Here are some of those said pictures of Genghis looking adorably ridiculous.  These photos were saved from the Good Doctor’s iPhone.  I wanted to post them before his phone crashes.  I shake my angry fist at you, Apple.

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