2020 Thanksgiving – pandemic style

The holidays are weird when you are nine months into a pandemic, with cases on the rise.

As of Nov. 28, there are 27,049 cases in Sedgwick County, 155,000 cases in Kansas, 13.2 million cases in the United States and 61.9 million cases worldwide. We are up to 265,000 COVID deaths in the United States. Our county extended the mask mandate.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommended celebrating with those friends and family living in your household. Travel is discouraged, along with indoor gatherings with people outside your household. The CDC recommended 10 or less people at holiday gatherings. In other words, it’s not wise to mingle with others outside your family unit during the holidays. Boo… ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜•

No one really cares about turkey in our house, so once again, Scott grilled out for our “traditional” Thanksgiving meal. We had chicken, salmon, ribeye and fillets.

Preparing the grill..

Side dishes included mashed potatoes, green been casserole, macaroni and cheese, french bread, roasted broccoli and cauliflower, veggie tray and fruit salad. Papa brought over some champagne to celebrate the day!

The four of us sat at the table.

To stay as safe as possible, Oma and Papa ate at the bar area in the kitchen and not at the table with us. We wore masks when we weren’t eating.

To take advantage of nice “disc golf weather,” we ate at 11:30 a.m. so we’d have enough daylight to play a round after.

I don’t play, but sometimes tag along with Ali. This time we drove south to Haysville to Old Oak Park. Not many were there when we arrived, but later on we saw lots of families out walking. Perhaps working off the Thanksgiving meal?

After that 18 holes, the boys decided to play another 9 holes at Riggs Park. So off we went. I needed some medicine for a sinus infection (no, not COVID!) so I headed to the nearest Walgreens. When I got there I discovered I did not have my wallet.

Long story short, I lost my wallet somewhere. It’s fun to cancel credit cards the day after Thanksgiving!

On Friday, we drove up to Emporia for another outside eating/disc golfing with the Hilgers. This time we met at Peter Pan park. We ordered pizza and while the boys played, me, Sherry, Oma, Papa, and Ali sat around and talked.

Saturday, the teenage boys played again – this time at the disc golf League in our area. They both worked that night.

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