Yeah, our Thanksgiving went pretty side-ways this year (I'm Canadian, Thanksgiving is in October). I usually anticipate spending it alone, since all my family is out of the province and my husband is usually working. We usually make an intimate substitute dinner the weekend after, when my husband has his holiday-in-lieu. Then my girlfriend invited me to share it with her husband and family. I was super excited. Then the chef came down with that nasty stomach flu that was going around, and Thanksgiving was cancelled at their house.
So if worse comes to worst, it is flu season... No one wants the cook throwing up in the dressing.