I went to my first Thanksgiving ever tonight. What a cool holiday where the point is to hang out and be happy. No presents, no religion, lots of food. It was very sweet and lots of fun. I wasn’t expecting us to round robin the things we were thankful for, so felt lost for words when my turn came around.
But I’m thankful for a lot of stuff. The key one being all the friends and family who are patient with me when I’m not at my most energetic. I don’t have heaps to say in person, I do daydream a lot, and am grateful for when the people I care about are okay with this. :)
I’m thankful for a comfortable home and the loving partner and cat buddies who make it that way. Tonight especially, I’m thankful my new jeans have a bit of give, and that it’s not rude to undo the top button at a Thanksgiving dinner. My god, ate so much, I feel like I should have laboured over a crop and harvest to deserve this.
I had my first taste of pecan pie tonight too. Why did nobody tell me it tastes so good? Definitely got a taste for it now and want to try more. No photo, there was half a slice left by the time the plate got to me. So yum.
Getting to spend tonight in good company has made Thanksgiving feel a bit special. I’m thankful to have gotten to experience it. Oh, I’m also thankful to have learned some new factoids:
- Male turkeys are called toms (like cats!) and they gobble; females are called chicks and they cluck.
- When turkeys get excited, their heads change colour.
- To test if a cranberry crop is ready for picking, you bounce a test berry – if it bounces 4 inches or more, the crop is ready for harvest. Yes, I’m aware of how ridiculous this sounds; this better not be a prank by the party hosts.
- A badly drawn map of USA can look like a turkey laying an egg in the direction of Hawaii.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends!