I've spend the better part of this morning reading about your Thanksgiving. What fun. Some of you cooked a fusion between Japanese and American food. Others did a beautiful tropical center piece and a Thanksgiving feast spiced with some Brazilian flavah. Did no one make a turducken? Did I even write that correctly? Speaking of writing I'm in love with Erin because she's in love with her husband. That definitely didn't sound right, but I don't know how else to put it. Erin Jane's blog just makes me happy and I think it's simply charming how she adores her Conor and creates beautiful things for him, including his Thanksgiving name card.
I'm not above Black Friday or consumption in general, but I do find it ironic how Thanksgiving is a day of pure gratitude and then in less than 24 hours people are waiting outside the doors of big mega stores to buy things. I guess it makes sense to have a Holiday where we can be thankful for our privileged lives.
Last year I didn't wake up at 4:00am to be in front of Toys'R'Us to buy Enzo a video game that was on sale but I did go to Toys'R'Us after breakfast to buy diapers that normally cost $20 for $5, and a SD card that normally costs $30 for $3. Here is me taking a moment to thank the Toys'R'Us workers.
Thanks you Toys'R'Us workers and thank you people who work in factories to make disposable diapers and SD cards.
Today is Monday and we're having the last of the turkey and mashed potatoes for lunch. After lunch there will be no more trace of Thanksgiving. Fim. But before we move on to Hanukkah and Christmas shopping and New Years (in my case, also Christian's Birthday) I'd like to take a minute to express what I'm thankful for today.
Christian: thank you for driving back to the safeway parking lot just now to try and find Maria's missing boot.
Enzo: Thank you for loving preschool. It makes my mom guilt drop to almost zero every time I drop you off in the morning.
Baby Maria: Thank you for eating the rest of my soggy cereal. I love your 7 little teeth.
Bloggers: Thanks for writing your blogs. I know how much time it takes and I'm always so impressed with your dedication, your attention to details, and the time you take to share a piece of your life. Your writing inspires me day in and day out.
Readers: Thank you times a million. You are the reason why I come back.
have a lovely Monday.