|A variety of squash, including pumpkins and butternuts.|
Thanksgiving is a holiday that I really love, and that's because I think that the project of being thankful for things is a good one and one that we don't do often enough. I also *love* the food, and I like the celebration of the Fall harvest. I prefer to overwrite the religious and colonial meanings of the holiday and make it more of a Pagan Autumnal-Equinox sort of celebratory event.
This Thanksgiving was a wonderful weekend. Drew and I travelled between Fenelon Falls and Waterloo on Saturday and Sunday to see our respective families. Neither family was having turkey, which is *such a bummer*, because really, who bothers cooking turkey unless it's Thanksgiving or Christmas? Only two opportunities PER YEAR to eat delicious roast turkey! I understand though, having cooked a turkey for Canadian Thanksgiving while in Geneva last year, that it's a bit labour-intensive (mind you, chilling at home and occasionally basting worked for me pretty well). Instead we had other delicious food: lasagna, fresh salads, ribs, chicken, roasted vegetables, and of course, home-made apple and pumpkin pies.
|Maples exploding into colour!|
Things that I am Thankful For (in no particular order):
2. My family
3. My own good fortune in life - the food in my fridge, the roof over my head, the clothes I wear
5. The colour of the sky, the stars, and deep cold lakes to swim in
6. Good wine
7. Good friends
8. Skype (and the internet more generally)
9. Creativity in myself and others