Turkey Day 2016 or the best laid plans
Eileen and I were planning to have midday meal with my Mom at her nursing home today and then jump in the car and drive to my brother’s home near Ann Arbor for a Jenkins Thanksgiving there and then spend a few days. Things are not shaping that way.
Eileen had a burst of energy yesterday and did the grocery shopping, balanced the checkbook and made Anadama bread. But she was starting to get a sore throat when I left in the afternoon to see my Mom and then prepare for the evening choir rehearsal.
I arrived at the nursing home to find the entire building in lock down.
Multiple residents were coming down with severe gastric conditions: diarrhea, vomiting. Unfortunately one of these residents was my beloved Mom. I told her we would stop by today and say hi, but obviously we wouldn’t be joining her in a Thanksgiving meal since the lunchrooms were closed and residents were taking meals in their rooms to avoid spreading the sickness.
When I came home, Eileen’s sore throat was worse. She didn’t feel up to choir rehearsal last night. And though she is sleeping now, I doubt that we will be going to my brother’s house for Thanksgiving. Best laid plans.
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