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Thanksgiving from H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Why? Because I’m head over heels for sweet potatoes, rolls, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, green beans, stuffing, pumpkin pie… this list could go on for a good paragraph or two… Therefore, I find it rather ironic that life decided to hand me lemons around 5 am Thanksgiving morning.

You see, I woke up with some of the worst stomach pains this side of the Mississippi.  The stabbing, burning sensations were so bad I thought – “I have a stomach ulcer like Keighley. Whhhhhhy us?!?” and “I may need to go to Urgent Care, something’s not right”. I had no idea what was going on with my body because, up to this point, my only symptom was knife-like pains in my stomach (Not my intestines, my stomach).

5 hours later, nausea came knocking at my door and for the next 4 1/2 hours I spent a majority of the time with my head over the toilet.  I assumed I had been stricken with the dreaded stomach flu (since it seems to be spreading like wildfire); but, my severe stabbing pains lingered throughout the day on Thursday. This lingering pain made me take a step back and reflect on my ailments. I have self diagnosed myself with…

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SIDENOTE: According to “The Amazing Days Alive Calculator“, I have been on this earth for 9,740 days.  Until last week, I had gone 9,736 days without…dum…dum…dum…

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FOOD POISONING

As Debs would say, “Seriously?!?”.  There are 365 days in the year and I developed food poisoning on a day centered around food.

Luckily, this little girl took those lemons and made lemonade.  I curled up on the couch with a heating pad (and my Boston Terrier), turned on the Wii, downloaded Super Nintendo’s Donkey Kong and developed an addiction. Classic Nintendo games are my weakness. Dallan and I put life on hold.  Every free minute of Thanksgiving break was dedicated to Donkey Kong. Within 72 hours of downloading the game, we had conquered it

I know, I know. We probably should have spent our vacation painting the office and folding laundry.  However, sometimes you need to close the office door, let the clean laundry pile up on an empty chair and get down with your Donkey Kong self.

Epilogue – This morning, I ran to Walmart and purchased the newest version of Donkey Kong.

Dallan’s thoughts: “We are never going to get anything done.  Cancel all remaining plans for the rest of the month.”

My thoughts: “It’s November 29th. Don’t you think trying to beat Donkey Kong Country Returns in 1 day is a little ambitious?”

If I’m not online, you know where to find me.

–Camberley–

November 29, 2010 - 2:13 pm

Keighley - I just hope your hands aren’t perma sweaty the entire month of december…

November 29, 2010 - 2:16 pm

camberley - You know you’re doing something right when you have clammy hands and sweaty feet while playing Donkey Kong.

November 29, 2010 - 3:25 pm

Marianne - Ew ew and ew. Sorry you caught that horrific bug. My parents, sibs, nieces, nephews–everyone caught it. Somehow we’ve managed to avoid it.

LOVE the Xmas tree video. Hilarious!

November 30, 2010 - 8:53 am

Lola - I cannot wait to get my hands on that game! How is it?

November 30, 2010 - 2:09 pm

camberley - Lola – I played the game for about 45 minutes last night and I’m already addicted. It’s amazing!

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