Thursday, November 25, 2010

To be thankful

Thanksgiving is an odd holiday. We are supposed to give thanks yet end up gorging ourselves with turkey carcass and the like before we swarm like africanized bees to a super store in order to purchase a ridiculous item our child, or husband whines for.  Although I do not have a child or husband, my cat will suffice and I'm going to buy her one of those three-story cat condos.  Yes, I am indulging in the practice that I find so silly.  I spent my afternoon thinking about stuffing myself with stuffing and saving the last possible room in my stomach for pumpkin pie, however I also had a memorable time with my family. Ah hah! The real joy I find in this holiday of gluttony is spending time with my family, who I rarely see between school and work.  For this rare occasion of care-free family fun, I applaud Thanksgiving; I even say "thanks".  Not just for the thousands of unnecessary calories or the dirt cheap pricing, but for giving me a day to play with my little cousins, laugh with my older cousins and hug my grandma.

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