giving thanks

Mount Baker

Today we are, like so many others, rushing off to spend Thanksgiving somewhere else. Unlike most others, we will be following Calvin Trillin’s suggestion and making spaghetti carbonara for dinner – something my mother has always wanted to do on Thanksgiving, apparently. Don’t worry, we’ll be having our proper turkey dinner next weekend.

Despite not having the traditional autumn harvest menu, it’s still a good time to reflect on how good we have it. Especially after last week’s fun little trip to the emergency room – I’m grateful for every moment I’m not there, let me tell you. I’m very thankful for our health, our home, our jobs, our cats, the beautiful place we live in, our families, and the food on our table. Food is very important to us, and we’re very lucky that we can afford to spend both money and time on eating well. Not everyone is so fortunate. Please consider donating to a food bank or drive this week – they need all the help they can get.

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