#17: Thanksgiving Doodads

Happy Be-lated thanksgiving boys and gals!

I don’t know if late salutations are appropriate but if not forgive me for breaking social norm.

It’s always nice to get away from things for a while and be around family and friends. In my case it was just family, and honestly I really liked that. Going back home is like recharging my battery. Life can get really hectic and being home around warm faces and familiar scents is all you need at times. Also, it’s always a plus to see clear  blue skies.

The thanksgiving experience for my family is very large, involved and loud. I primarily add a handful to the noise at our home. By nature I’ve always been noisy. Not obnoxious  just loud.

I am proud to say that my family remixes thanksgiving. Which is good I’ve always liked being different.

There are the good ol’ American traditions the star of the show: turkey and it’s equally important co-stars ham (if you eat pork), stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green been casserole and if your fancy, turducken.

My family has some of the traditions such as turkey, stuffing (my mum makes awesome stuffing) and then we add some foods from the mother land.  Yes the mother land.

I am blessed to celebrate two cultures in my life and during thanksgiving both are giving equal attention. My dad made some plantains (high-five for men who can cook), which are like banana’s but bigger. I love plantains and any meal that gives me an excuse to eat them is good dinner party.

My family isn’t into  pastry pies and we have our own desserts. My younger brother made jello.I like to believe that he  is somewhat of a jello connoisseur. We paired the jello with fruit salad with it and fresh cream. Later we had rice pudding. I have a sweet spot for rice pudding.

The joy of thanksgiving is taking time to come out of our vision tunnel lives and being thankful for what we have. They are a lot of things I would like to have but they are a lot more things that I have to be thankful for.

Friday hit us and that meant we were in shopping mode! Yes I  am one of those people who shops on Black Friday. Hopefully between a few social cues that I break you don’t find me a deplorable person. When you have a tight budget sales are your friend. You keep up with them, see what they’re up to and make sure that your relationship stays healthy.

Thankfully everyone was human and only a few people morphed into shopping zombies. I was actually surprised to see quite a few guys out. I’m guessing some may have been dragged out by girlfriends or wives. Black Friday is more than just the calling of sales whispering my name but another opportunity my family gets to hangout together. To each their own, but I’ve had amazing moments laughing with my sister simply people watching in line.

What I’m trying to say in a long-winded manner is I had a good thanksgiving with quite a few surprises, but I’ll share those later. I hope you had an equally enjoyable holiday wherever it was.


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