This year we had Thanksgiving lunch at a workmate of my husband. It was very nice! I also made my first apple pies – two not even one! I was nervous as I’d never done a pie before and I’m not one to go out and buy when I could try making it. I did a pastry about two weekends ago for some meat pies but that was different to this. I had to roll out the dough to fit a pan, make a top layer as well as seal the edge and make it a little pretty. I woke up early in case there were any mishaps and then I baked at their house while we sat and ate lunch. It came out lovely and everyone enjoyed it so I guess I did ok and I can do it again :).
While I’m very thankful for the meal I had yesterday and meeting new very friendly people, I’m also very thankful for life and those I consider to be my support circle. I’m thankful because it has only gotten better with time so far. I didn’t have people like this three years ago and every year our list of friends/acquaintances is growing and with people whom we like to spend time with.
I’m not American and I’m just getting familiar with this holiday and it’s traditions, so I’d like to commend those who actually spend time with family and be thankful for all that they have. I was super annoyed on WEDNESDAY when I saw pictures of people lining up outside of stores for Black Friday sales. The commercial aspect of holidays is getting out of hand and the true meaning is being diminished every year. Kudos to those of you who know when and where.
Well that was my two cents on Thanksgiving (2012).