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Born in the US, raised on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, lived in Italy, the US, and Canada. Lover of language, travel, colour, and the natural world.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Turkey day

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 Tomorrow is Turkey day here in the US, a.k.a. thanksgiving day, which makes me reflect on the simple things I am feeling thankful for today. Like the forecast for rain tomorrow (I know more Californians would much rather have a clear blue sunny thanksgiving, but the idea of rain falling outside while we fill our bellies with delicious food and sip hot apple cider inside is my idea of heaven!). I somehow managed to pick up a sinus infection/swollen throat/fever yesterday morning, and although I managed to get through the day yesterday with it, by last night I collapsed into bed. I am still here, where I have been curled up all day sweating this thing out and reading novels. I am not a fan of being sick, but I am making the most of feeling rotten by catching up with my reading and sipping endless mugs of hot lemon and honey. It is so rare that my body makes me slow down, so when it does, I appreciate the extra time and sleep immensely.

As I type this my mother is out picking up gluten free pumpkin and apple pies. I rarely get to thoroughly enjoy ALL of a piece of pie because I cannot eat crusts made out of wheat, but this year I will not be having to scoop my pie out of its crust. I shall enjoy every last crumb!

My good friend Deepali just called to see how I was doing. Hearing her cheerful voice telling me that my sick voice makes me sound sultry made me laugh out loud because I am SO not feeling sultry lying here with my box of tissues, a red nose that puts Rudolph to shame, and wearing the same outfit I went to bed in last night.

Usually my family joins in with larger festivities for thanksgiving, but tomorrow we are going to have a small, just the three of us affair here at home. I had been wishing that we were going to something bigger, but now I am feeling grateful that we did not make an elaborate plan with friends that I would have had to pull out of.

Wherever you are, and whatever you are doing this thanksgiving day, I hope you are surrounded by those you love and feeling thankful for the blessings in your life. Happy thanksgiving friends!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you from here in snowy c-town, Ariana.


  2. Thank you for your good wishes Jeff. My parents and I ended up having a delicious meal here at home, which was about all I could handle. It was lovely.