Today is Thanksgiving. As we complete our Thursday evening right now, here in India, it’s just the beginning of Thanksgiving in the US. (We like to think we are living in the future.)
At home we celebrate Thanksgiving usually with friends, and sometimes with family when they come visit. We feel it’s very rushed to try to travel anywhere even to go see Mark’s family in Idaho. Being a teacher, Mark gets out on Wednesday afternoons and then it always seems rushed to get ready for the Thursday celebrations. So we usually stay at home and enjoy our homemade meal by ourselves or with friends. Either way, it’s always fun and pretty mellow. Just as we like it.
The Friday after, we’ve been going on hikes for many years now, except the year I was pregnant with Lucas, because it was cold and I felt really big and with all what was happening with him at the moment, I just felt like staying home and putting my feet up. So we did, 6 years ago. But every other time, we go into nature and celebrate our weekend that way, after a day of delicious food.
Here in India, this year, it is completely different. We were not planning on doing anything special today, and it hasn’t been a big deal skipping any of the holidays so far, but we thought it would be fun to have a dinner a little special for tonight.
So after a regular day of work for Mark, we hang out at home. Siena had her Mehndi class and Lucas played with the puppies we had in front of our house… that now are living in our yard. How can you say no to these faces!
So today, after puppy-time, playing in the school grounds, and playing with friends, we made our Thanksgiving Dinner The India Way (as we’ve named our different ways we’ve learned to do things here.)
Hope your Thanksgiving comes filled with comfort, food, family and friends.