I think that Thanksgiving is actually one of my favorite holidays, now that I no longer work in retail. I like that it's a holiday devoted to gratitude and gluttony. Even though I personally don't eat turkey, I still find it very easy to fill up on delicious sides. And last year, a local pizza shop served up a thanksgiving pizza with stuffing, cranberry sauce, turkey and a side of gravy (for dipping). I tried it (without turkey); it was interesting... I'm glad I had it, but I don't think I'll get it again this year.
In grand tradition, I'm going to list of a few things I am thankful for, and please add yours in the comments!
- I am thankful for my job. Not only do I love it, but it pays me a living wage, has retirement matching and offers affordable health insurance.
- I am thankful for my car. I actually kind of hate my car because it has a bunch of random quirks that are just annoying, but it also has over 100,000 miles on it and still runs just fine. I intend to drive it until it just won't drive any more. I'm lucky to have a car that runs well and I don't take that for granted.
- I am thankful for my health. I have no major health issues, and despite the fact that I seem to have wintertime perma-sniffles, I'm doing just fine. Your health can change in an instant, so I am going to appreciate what I've got.
- I am thankful for my friends--both in person and virtual. I have met so many people over the years who I'm still friends with. I love being able to know people from all over the world and I love keeping up with people easily. Which leads me to...
- I am thankful for social media. See above. I have lived in so many different places and had so many different jobs that I've met hundreds of people who I actually care about, but whom I would never call on the phone. I love that I can keep up with their lives with relative ease on facebook or other social media outlets. I also love that facebook allows you to develop friendships more slowly. I'm a rather reserved person until I know someone, so it's much easier for me to seem interesting (and have things to talk about) when I'm not put on the spot.
- I am thankful for my boyfriend and my kitteh. Ah, the men in my life, they are good. Wee Watson and I have been together 12 years (since he was about five months old) and he has been my best cat friend and faithful mascot. BF and I just had our five year anniversary, which is bonkers because I still don't feel like running away.
I promise he's not actually morbidly obese--it's the angle