Thanks for the words of encouragement and cyber-hugs you sent my way! I am feeling much better, thanks. God is so good and has blessed me with such a loving, sensitive husband. His extra hugs and attention, a cup of tea and three straight episodes of Navy NCIS Monday night did the trick I think. Unfortunately I did not get chocolate until yesterday.
And happy day-after-the-4th of July! I hope you all had a fun day. It's always strange for us to celebrate an American holiday while the rest of the world around us here is going about its normal, non-holiday, day. Charlie had to be gone pretty much all day yesterday but we were able to get together with our colleagues last night for a celebratory supper- complete with hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad and red, white and blue cupcakes (Thanks Karla....they were delicious!)
Celebrating Thanksgiving is a similar situation. We still like to observe this holiday, mainly because of the excuse it provides to cook and eat really yummy food! Thankfully, we can buy turkeys here, so this past year, in spite of the November heat, we enjoyed getting together with other Americans to eat turkey with all of the traditional trimmings. The ladies all stood in my kitchen, sweating, working together to make southern cornbread dressing, cranberry sauce (from a can) mashed potatoes, corn, rolls, desserts, etc. etc. It was really delicious and lots of fun.
Darn, now I'm hungry!