I kind of love Thanksgiving. It's funny because when I was a child we didn't do very much to celebrate Thanksgiving. We actually went bowling, which was always a traumatic experience for me as I lack the necessary hand eye coordination, and even at times, the strength to be a half way decent bowler. Most Thanksgivings involved tears for me (I was a brat, its fine), but I look back pretty fondly on it anyways. We also used to go to my grandma's and I was the pickiest eater ever, so I ate spaghetti on Thanksgiving. Like I said, brat.
Now, we don't go bowling because we celebrate Thanksgiving in the city with my family. At some point, we established a new tradition that more closely resembles a typical Thanksgiving, and I kind of love it. I'm still not the biggest fan of turkey, I don't like cranberry sauce, and I can definitely do without pumpkin flavored everything (sorry rest of world, I think its weird). I just really enjoy spending the day with my family.
So in short... to be sappy and corny: I am thankful for Thanksgiving! This is my first Thanksgiving as a married woman, and tomorrow (if all goes right at the DMV and Social Security Card office) will actually be my last day with my maiden name. I'm a little bummed about that, but more about that another day.
I'm also getting really amped up for the holidays. We're going to visit family overseas and I'm pretty pumped. I haven't seen my extended family for more than like a day and a half at a time in several years.
Also, loved having a morning run this morning. Nice little bonus of having the day off. I am still not doing so well with the evening runs... dark and cold = cranky Nicole. I'm just going to have to push through it.
What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving? Does your family have any cool traditions?