At 4:30, it didn’t yet seem quite like Thanksgiving here. First, he had to work today. Secondly, there are no flyers from stores advertising their Black Friday deals. Third, we haven’t done a Turkey Trot. Fourth, we haven’t seen the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or Football on TV. Our Thanksgiving celebration doesn’t start until this evening. Mostly though, it was because we weren’t around family and friends.
We have a lot to be thankful for this year. So much in fact, that there’s no way we can list it all. Topping the list is the health of our friends and families (we are also very, very, thankful for them). We miss you lots and wish we could share today with you. We have a pretty good idea what you are doing over there and hope you enjoying your Thanksgiving.
I am trying to make today a bit special. Since we did not pre-order a turkey, I had difficulty finding one (or any turkey at all). Amazingly, they are not as big fans of the turkey as we are in the US. He had someone tell him that it is a disgusting, horrible tasting bird.
Since I could not easily find turkey, we are celebrating with….reindeer?!? It looks really good. We are also having potatos with cheese and a few kinds of vegetables. For dessert, I am making Irish Creme Brownies (just like the Pilgrims). When I went to the American store and saw the price of Libby’s canned pumpkin (the small one was about $10), I chucked the idea of pumpkin pie. Next year I will try to plan ahead and attempt it from a real pumpkin.
The rest of our Thanksgiving celebration is due to the magic of the internet, skyping with the US and football. Go Lions!
By the way, send us a note on one of our personal email addresses if you want to say hi (6 hour time change).