And but so first and foremost, readers, thanks for checking out my blog this Thanksgiving. Extra bonus thanks to repeat visitors, and gold stars on those extra bonuses for thoughtful comments both on this blog’s pages and via email. I know it’s kinda corny, but I really am thankful for this blog, for many of the same reasons I am grateful for writing, as I posted over the weekend on Open Letters.
What else? Well, I am still grateful to Peter for showing me Written? Kitten! because it is simply fantastic and has made this second half of NaBloPoMo entirely more do-able and fun. Yay for kitty pictures! And yay (again) for writing! Going through my old Open Letters missives because of the “Writing” meta-post, i found a few other items I expressed gratitude for: friends old and new and not yet met, the Internet (in part for helping me keep in touch with said friends), the dream of a punk rock teahouse of my very own, pasta, green beans, soccer, compassion, flowers, rain (both for helping plants grow and for pausing now and then so it’s easier for me to get out and playâ€”although this has not been the case in NYC for a few days; it’s been positively Oregonian!), my uterus, the absence of tobacco smoke, not having dog poop in my garden, even procrastination, stress, and mad cow disease (because I love me some black humor irony, yes I do).
I also love the more garden-variety humor of time spent with family and friends, which is the plan for today: by the time this post automagically appears online, I will be at my brother Piett’s place in Vermont, preparing or getting ready to prepare a feast of epic proportions. It’s not quite a cast of thousands, but it might feel that way depending on how creative Piett and Michelle are at rearranging their furniture…. It will be an adventure, pretty much no matter what. I am reminded of an African proverb I heard quoted at a Food Day event last month:
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.
Here’s wishing all of us luck on all our endurance events this Thanksgiving.
This post appeared on TracyFood briefly on Wednesday morning, thanks to my thumbs and the WordPress iPhone app, which I am still not very skilled at using. (My laptop was busy uploading turducken pics, you see, and I didn’t want to mess with its mojo…)