This year, Thanksgiving is going to be a little different for us. And, by a "little different", I mean "completely."
Thanksgiving will be spent without family (besides us together). Because of the time required to fly -- and the price of airfare -- Louis and I are having a Chicago Thanksgiving, and a New York Christmas. To us, Christmas with family is more important than Thanksgiving, and I'm sure most of you can agree on that.
However, it won't be just the two of us (and Moxie) this Thanksgiving. We'll be spending the day with another couple who also recently moved here from NY, away from their family. They have two little dogs, and a 6 mo. old baby boy -- so, the day will be filled with puppy love, baby love, turkey, mashed potatoes, homemade mac and cheese, pie, etc. etc. -- and toasts of thanks, happiness and laughter! Cheers!
To be honest, which I always am with you, Thanksgiving never really "did it" for me. I mean, I love to eat. I love the food we've had each and every year, and I love the time spent with family. But, it's just a day to eat and give thanks, to me. I know there's a deeper meaning, but I'm sorry -- I just can't relate to it. I give thanks on a lot more days than just the fourth Thursday of November. But, the Pilgrims and the Indians! you say? Yeah...I know...but...come on. No one even talks about that anymore.
I'm sure on that day, we'll think about our family celebrating T-giving without us there, but this year has been one filled with adventure and change, so I am looking forward to something a little different. And -- Thanksgiving will mark that in less than a month, we'll be "home" in NY for Christmas!
Fa la la la laaaa, the tree's going up next week.