In preface, this is not a complaint or indictment of Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving holiday is a fine thing. It's just that mine went all wrong this year.
First, we postponed our observation of Thanksgiving from the usual Thursday to the following Sunday. This was done so we could have a little vacation in New Orleans. It also allowed our kids to take the holiday with the in-laws and the out-laws.
On the Friday before Thanksgiving, the first day of the drive down to New Orleans, I had a bit of a scratchy throat. By the next morning it was a full fledged chest and head cold.
On Sunday Ron wanted to go to the WWII museum. I wanted him to go by himself and let me stay in bed. But he protested that we were on vacation to do things together. Pardon me for saying this but if he actually wanted to do things together he would learn how to knit. I got up and went to the museum. Fortunately, they had wheel chairs available so Ron pushed me all over the place. It's a good museum. You need a full day at least to cover all of it. It's not designed for little kids; I'd say it's best for a 9-10 year old and up. I just wish I had been there on a day when I felt like being alive.
The following day we went to the Audubon Insect Museum and the Audubon Aquarium. Both of these are designed to entertain the smaller children. The Insect Museum has a butterfly garden where you can walk among some exotic butterflies.
I never felt well enough to go out in the evening. Each evening Ron went out and got some rice and beans for me. Good thing I love rice and beans.
On the last full day in New Orleans, Ron said he was getting my cold. We went to the riverfront and took a little cruise on the Natchez.
We drove home on Wednesday, a 12+ hour forced march. The next morning Ron was very ill. He asked me where I got this Black Death of cold. I must of got it somewhere at home or work because I had symptoms well before I got to New Orleans. Today, Saturday, Ron is going to Prompt Care because he has a severe ear ache and is bleeding from his ear.
Fortunately he didn't argue about calling off or further postponing Thanksgiving.
Saturday, November 24, 2018
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