Aidan, sounds like you had a good-ish day, even though you were working.
Do you become really homesick on thanksgiving day? Like all the US folk I've known here (in Oz) over the years?
Tomorrow's celebration sounds great! I hope you've finished cooking buy the time you read this.
Have finished cooking, but still eating leftovers. Today I had crackers with hummous and salami and a small piece of chocolate cake for breakfast. It's a sunny Sunday here and I'm sitting here thinking that I'd like to go out walking for the day, but need to be here to eat some of this food...I think I'll go on the walk and direct the kids to eat nothing but leftovers while I'm gone.
I do get homesick, but I've lived for six years basically missing my mom and dad every day, so I'm used to it. I bought irises to have on the table so it would be like my dad was with me. Irises were his favorite flower.
Our celebration was wonderful. There were people from 9-90 here. I cooked the turkey, stuffing, sweet and mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin and pecan pies, an apple crumble, and a chocolate cake and each person brought their favorite vegetable so we ended up with cauliflower and cheese, purple cabbage, salad, carrots, and peas. It was a lovely meal with wonderful friends and brought tears of thankfulness to my eyes.
The little girls worked on training my dog - that brought me to tears with laughter.
It was a perfect day.