Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giving Thanks with Salmon

I love this holiday. It's this holiday that makes me miss my country and my people the most.

I have a lot to be thankful for this year, as I do every year.

I don't know why I was lucky enough to be born into a loving, stable family, get the chance to move around the world, find a man who supports me and let's me be me, and then have three (soon four) incredible children who make me laugh and sing with joy.

I don't deserve all this goodness, but I'm grateful for it and glad to have it.

Tonight, I going to make a family favourite to celebrate. Grilled salmon. Now, I know this brakes with my American upbringing but when living far from the home land one most adapt. And since turkeys are hard to come by before the middle of December, I'm going with fish.

Hubster will be grateful if I light some incense while cooking said fish because even though he loves eating salmon, he is not so grateful for the smell of cooking fish.

He is a good match with my sister, the swim coach, on this one. She can't swim in open water because of the fish factor and will not touch a fish for love or money before it's nicely sauteed and served on a plate. Good thing for her she's safely in Wisconsin, gearing up for a nice old turkey in the traditional manner.

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. Enjoy the day, count your blessings be you American, English, or other. Life is what you make it, so all I ask is that you find the goodness out there today and share the best of you.

I give thanks to all of you for doing just that.

4 comments:

magali said...

Happy Salmon Day and good Thanksgiving :-)

Kelly said...

Happy Thanksgiving, French style! I guess instead of saying, "Gobble gobble" I should say, "Glub, glub"?!

I am grateful to have you in my life. Cheers!

Diane said...

I've hugged them all and enjoyed a walk with allof them this morning. Just waiting for Mom and Dad to come over. So Happy Thanksgiving to you, hug all your people for me.

Sue said...

Happy Thanksgiving from Packerland! I ran my 5K for you today. I am always thankful for you and yours...hugs!!!!