While we did get Thursday off this past week, it wasn’t for Thanksgiving, but for MLitt graduations. So I read, and spent the day hunting down ingredients for fudge pecan pie and waldorf salad. Chris and his friend Andrew (who is American) had a Thanksgiving dinner that night, but only Andrew, Felicity and I were Americans, so it didn’t really feel Thanksgivingy. However, a few weeks ago Jesse invited the Renaissance and Medievalists to his house for Thanksgiving today. Some other people came too, so there was a fair few of us. We had Americans, Canadians, English, Japanese, and Chinese represented. Jesse said before the meal that we are all expats in Scotland, and so we are all family. We had a huge meal that we all contributed to and then whiled away the hours over wine and coffee, talking about music, history, movies. We even got Scott to sing an aria in Italian for us (an opera singer turned English PhD). Jesse’s son, Morley (age 3), took to me and we had fun playing “save me!” with Rachel… a game consisting of me trapping him and Rachel having to take him away. All in all, it was very enjoyable… I’m glad I went, and very glad Jesse & Casey decided to host Thanksgiving for a group of people they don’t know very well. Hooray for them!
I just looked at my calendar and realized that this week is going to be something close to the gates of hell, so, I would greatly appreciate happy thoughts and prayers on my behalf. Four classes on Monday; two classes on Tuesday, plus rehearsal (the last one before our concert); doctor’s appointment* and singing in Evensong on Wednesday; class on Thursday. Meanwhile, also researching and hopefully soon writing my research paper due in two weeks.
* The doctor’s appointment is in another town, so I have to figure out the buses to get there in time, and then find the hospital, be admitted into the system, etc. Please pray that will go smoothly, and that they will also have my medication on hand because I’m out of it and this week is my next dose, so…
Casey posted about Thanksgiving on her blog here, with pictures!