Since we were just talking about New Year's the other day, it's only fitting that we talk about Thanksgiving today… right?
Riley and I actually had a pretty good Thanksgiving on the boat last fall, but it still wasn't quite the same not being able to celebrate with our families. In fact, the first thing that I did when I pulled my pathetic, burnt pumpkin pie out of our tiny boat oven on that Thanksgiving day was text my mom and sister, "can we have Thanksgiving dinner when we get back?" Their answer was a resounding "yes!"
We had a few family birthdays to celebrate first, but fortunately we were able to squeeze in a little Thanksgiving celebration before Easter. There's just something about all of the cooking, the time spent around the table together, talking and eating comfort food, that even the best case scenario boat Thanksgiving just couldn't live up to.
In the spirit of the pretend season, I asked everyone what they have to be thankful for since (the real) Thanksgiving Day passed. My favorite part? How quickly everyone was able to think of their answer. It is truly amazing how much we have to be thankful for.
I am so thankful for the opportunity to have the sailing adventure that we did, that we returned home in one piece, that we were able to find a place to live that we love so quickly, and for the good job that Riley had to return home to. I am thankful for time spent with family, celebrating holidays, no matter how belated they may be.
What about you? What do you have to be thankful for since Thanksgiving?