This is just a quick post to mark Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays. I’m one of those people that refuses to hang up Christmas decorations or sing Christmas carols or talking about Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving because, frankly, I really hate the way the Christmas season starts right after Halloween. I think Thanksgiving gets glossed over and squashed between two holidays that celebrate aquiring things (presents or candy) rather than the idea of giving and being thankful for what you have.
My family has had the same Thanksgiving tradition for as long as I can remember. My brother, sister, and I watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in the morning while eating breakfast and coloring the big Turkey in the newspaper coloring contest. At about noon we all bundle up in the car to head to my grandparent’s house. We always forget something and have to turn around and come home mid-way there.
When we get there we have an early Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, green bean casserole, delicious rolls, and a lot of pie. After dinner we watch football or play cards or read, and then have another mini-dinner later that night. It’s all very consistent and simple and I love it.
So anyway, have a wonderful Thanksgiving if you’re celebrating today, and if not I hope your day goes well! I’ll be back tomorrow with a book review or a link to a cool website that analyzes your blog using the Myers-Briggs test (I just haven’t decided which one to post yet)!