Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2007

I just wanted to wish all of you Americans a Happy Thanksgiving.

I am not doing Thanksgiving this year (although some years I have done it in France).

I’ve been following all the stuff on the net about recipes for pie, dressing, turkey and sides, and all the stress of so many on how to deal with the overflow of food (and family) and not blow the diet. I’m feeling the approach of the holiday right along with you, even if I’m not shopping, cooking and cleaning my house like many of you.

I can say that I’m very jealous of the time you’ll have with your families (even those who are keeping it small this year) and a little bit envious of some of the Thanksgiving classics (I love turkey, and mashed potatoes, and gravy, and I like pumpkin pie once a year). I’m not at all jealous of the stress of overeating and the leftovers.

I hope you all have a very nice day and enjoy what you eat. It’s one day, so if you overdo it, just forgive yourself and move on!

Its so much easier to say that, and to see that, when it’s not YOU facing the holiday (and your grandma’s special recipe for xyz).

I have so very much to be Thankful for, most especially my husband, but also my family and my friends, including you in cyberspace reading this.

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