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  •  Well....we had foot and ankle issues (10+ / 0-)

    We're hosting our second thanksgiving ever and a couple weeks beforehand I get a repetitive stress injury in my ankle, causing me to hobble around with a cane.

    Then the weekend before, my wife falls off a stool and breaks her foot in a way that caused all the doctors and techs looking at the x-rays to shake their heads in wonder, then schedule surgery to put in a plate and screws.

    So we're hosting thanksgiving with my wife required to have her foot elevated 45 minutes out of every 60, and me hobbling around in low grade pain trying to cover for both of us.  To make things worse, I overdid it wed, and had stabbing pains in my ankle that I hadn't felt since I started treating it.

    So we were a little annoyed at fate.

    But then people stepped up.  One allowed me to work the short week by handling all of my wife's appointments (driving, being there with her) plus getting wheelchair rentals and such.  My boss and co-workers were very supportive of me working from home to help my wife on Wed.  One of our guests volunteered to pretty much be a kitchen slave for us, and it turned out we worked very well together in the kitchen (each of us was good at stuff the other didn't like doing).

    So...all the stuff came out at the right time, and even though some of the recipes were experimental, they all came out extremely well.

    Even their kid was well behaved and seemed to be having a good time with all the adults.

    So I'm facing a monstrous cleanup task, and my ankle is throbbing, my wife is crashed out in her bed after being social from the couch with her foot up for hours (she's got fibro in addition to the injury so she was having a very good day to manage that at all)

    But I feel pretty good after all.  Even knowing how much work I still have to do to recover from hosting Thanksgiving.   It all worked out anyway, we got to pay another small installment from 40+ years of  not having to do anything at thanksgiving but show up and we have a fridge full of really tasty leftovers even after our best attempts to foist things on the guests as they left.

    Sheesh, after this one, any future Thanksgiving should be a piece of cake.

    And on another note about fate...the way my wife fell, it could easily have been her head smashed instead of her foot.  Or a back injury.  So...we can be annoyed the accident happened at all, but we're pretty thankful that she got off with only a broken foot (at a time where we have the good health insurance for the surgery and rehab)

    And we have good friends, who really came through when we needed them.

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