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Thanksgiving 2014

Posted by terrepruitt on November 27, 2014

You may know that I post on Thursdays.  Thanksgiving falls on Thursday in the United States that means that I will post on Thanksgiving.  I say that every year.  Even though I know that the day is coming, I don’t seem to ever have a post well planned.  I am usually sitting at my computer at 11:30 pm trying to come up with something that isn’t just me being thankful.  But I usually just give in to the fact that I spent all evening eating and not thinking about my blog.  This year we had dinner a bit earlier than normal because the 49ers were playing and someone had tickets to go see them.  I was a bit resistant to the fact that we were having dinner at noon because of a sporting event.  But it turned out not to be that early.  I do believe the 49ers lost, though.  We had a very nice early dinner.  The group was smaller than it used to be due to the fact that a lot of the “kids” were off being adults.  Always so sad when the “kids” aren’t around, but so exciting that they are off living their lives.  Exciting they are off with other people who love them.  So, instead of sitting at my computer at 11:30 pm, I am sitting at my computer at 9:30 pm.  I just want to continue the gratitude.

I am very grateful for my family on my husband’s side who provide a yummy Thanksgiving dinner (or lunch) every year.  This year was very simple and very yummy.  It was perfect.  We even ran out of salad which hasn’t happened in YEARS!!!

I hope that you can tell from reading my blog that all year long I am very grateful for my family.  I am grateful for my husband.  I am grateful for my friends.  I am grateful for my students.  I am grateful for Nia.  I am grateful to have a job teaching Nia with the City.  I am blessed and I know it.  I hope that I show it.

I am excited to get started on decorating for Christmas.  I wish we had a week in between Thanksgiving and December (as I mentioned in my last post about a Christmas card Christmas tree), but that won’t happen until 2019.  We will have days in between in 2017 and 2018, and a whole week 2019.  But for now, Christmas is four weeks away.  I love Christmastime!

Well, I know, every Thanksgiving is the same thing regarding my posts, but really I do like to state it in case you can’t tell from my posts all year long . . . I am very grateful.

Ooooh.  Thanksgiving fact according to the website CNN Living: TV dinners came from Thanksgiving.  When someone at Swanson misjudged the number of frozen turkeys they would sell in 1953, they decided to slice and package it up with the rest of a Thanksgiving dinner.  Desperation IS the mother of invention and they had to figure out how to get rid of TWENTY SIX TONS (!) of frozen turkey!

Also remember, there is tryptophan (the stuff that people blame being sleepy on) in protein based foods eaten every day . . . so it is probably not the turkey making you tired.

I hope you all had a very happy and safe holiday.

What did you do?  Did you celebrate?  Was it Thanksgiving for you or just another Thursday?  Pumpkin pie or pecan pie? 

6 Responses to “Thanksgiving 2014”

  1. Thanksgiving used to be a big family holiday, but our family (both sides) is not what it used to be. Now we spend Thanksgiving by ourselves and it is basically a football day for us. We both love football. I don’t like Pumpkin or Pecan pie. We went to a neighbor’s house for dessert and I ate a home made lemon bar and drank a glass of wine. We celebrated!

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    • My dad is a HUGE 49er fan. I like to think if my mom was around we would have stll had dinner, but the game would have still been on. But we wouldn’t have arranged the day around it. But we will never know. Things morph, things change. Holidays, celebrations, grief – it is all very personal. We were having an additional Thanksgiving celebration yesterday and I forgot to post.

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  2. j said

    Ha! I love knowing that TV dinners were sprung from Thanksgiving! I’m so going to impress my friends and family with that fact. Happy belated Thanksgiving, Terre!

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  3. Your husband is grateful for you. 😉

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