Thursday, November 26, 2009

The BSC, Thanksgiving and Adoption

First off, I hope everyone in the US has a wonderful Thanksgiving. We're actually not having Thanksgiving dinner until Sunday because my stepmother works tomorrow (well, today actually I'm still up and haven't gone to bed even though it's almost 4:30 in the morning.) Why we're waiting an extra three days I'll get back to in a bit.

The BSC Thanksgiving books have to be some of my favorite "holiday" books in the series, mainly for the mention of the food. I know I'm not the only one in the BSC fandom that loves the description of the food and whose mouth waters at the very mention of some of them. (I can't as well be the only one who wonders how two pizzas can be split up between 7 or 8 11 and 13 year old girls). Since I'm not actually going to be eating Thanksgiving dinner tonight (unless my dad does something), I think I might have to read some of my favorite BSC Thanksgiving books... Get Well Soon, Mallory (I also like the illness books!), Claudia and the First Thanksgiving and Karen's Turkey Day. (I'm sure there are more but at 4:30 those are the only ones that come to mind at the moment.) Thanksgiving is just about the only day out of the year that I eat turkey. I know i'm going to be longing for my mother's homemade pumpkin cheesecake tomorrow, but oh well. (I had a ton of it last year, though!)

What are (or were depending on when you read this) everyone's Thanksgiving plans? My sister Jessica is flying in tomorrow evening from Austin. My other sister Tonja is coming back from Chicago Saturday night with her boyfriend, and we're having a special guest come flying in on Saturday as well... my 18 year old niece that Jessica gave up for adoption when she was born. (It was an open adoption and I was there when she was handed over to her adoptive parents. We'd gotten a few pictures as time went on, but it had been several years since we last received any.)

It's going to be an emotional reunion for sure. My niece Naomi is bringing her boyfriend with her for emotional support. I'm nervous but excited.

Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving again to all in the US. I hope it's wonderful! :)


Sadako said...

Oh yeah, I lived for the food descriptions. The milky ways, M&Ms, the Burger King, and the fish heads. (Heh.)

I'm having thanksgiving at my grandparents' who live not too far for me so nothing too wild.

Happy thanksgiving, Donica!

nikki said...

Don't forget the broccoli on the pizza for Dawn! And Sam might play a practical joke and put bait on them...

My husband and I are hosting Thanksgiving this year. Just having our two sets of parents in!

Sadako said...

And the pizza toasts. Oh, the pizza toasts.