Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving, or if you're reading this from the UK, Happy Random Thursday!

Obviously this is a quintessentially American holiday, but honestly I'm surprised it hasn't caught on in the UK, because a holiday devoted entirely to food - how brilliant is that? It's definitely a holiday I would carry back to the UK should the situation ever arise. Much better than that other American holiday, July 4th which I'm still struggling to get in to. A little too much jingoism if you ask me (perhaps I just need to get over the fact that you lot won).

The only downside to mountains of mashed potato, gravy, turkey and pie is the familial guilt that's often involved. So thankyou English family who are no doubt right now helping at 'Riding for the Disabled' or at either badminton or pilates. No guilt - more food! I think for Thanksgiving to be a success you have to either have an unbelievably amicable relationship with both sets of in-laws, or one set has to be foreign and happily oblivious.

Whilst mashing a Matterhorn of potatoes this morning I told Lance that come the inevitable divorce I would quite happily let him have the kids on Thanksgiving. He took a thoughtful sip of coffee and said 'nah, there's always an amazing swell on the holidays, you have them'.

How could I divorce a man like that?

4 comments:

jenny cook said...

happy turkey day to you - a day late! :)

Elinor said...

I hope you enjoyed all the eating. And thanks for tagging me--I enjoyed your post and had a go myself...

LB said...

that was me, btw. Can't handle all this technology stuff sometimes.

mmennen said...

Hope you all had a great turkey day - I am in NJ and the actual Thanksgiving day was unseasonably warm, with gorgeous fall leaves still in brilliant colorama! But today it has turned cold and windy - however, none of this weather report mattered, since all I have done is stay inside, eat, drink and be merry, nurse the hang-over, and start all over again! Not to mention singing and dancing to piano playing and music created by my talented cousins (we had a Rocky Horror reprise tonight)!