Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving 2019

This year, because of the chronic understaffing in my department at work, I had to work on Thanksgiving. It wasn't so bad, I was able to contact mom (who, like last year, is at my brother Vincenzo's house) and various siblings, nieces, and nephews. Everybody is doing okay- Sweetums was out gallivanting at a street festival in Uster, Switzerland, Vin, Gomez, and Pickle were all having the big turkey feast with their respective children. Last year, I was able to take a week off, and went to Vin's, and the main theme of my phone call was that I wished I down at his house with the fam.

Knowing that I'd be working on Thanksgiving, I decided to go the simple route as far as a turkey dinner goes. I picked up a couple of packages of ground turkey, some bulk sausage, and some croutons, and made a stuffed turkey meatloaf... a sort of 'Thanksgiving's greatest hits' meal item:

I needn't have worried about Thanksgiving dinner, though. One of my co-workers, who is the very essence of kindness, stopped by with another co-worker (who lost her father last year, and was celebrating Thanksgiving with co-worker one's family) with a bounteous feast, made from scratch by one of her daughters:

I was prepared for this, so I had purchased a bottle of Frangelico to go with their coffee-and-dessert course. My co-worker has to be in at 9AM, so I hope this wasn't a dangerous choice.

At any rate, I am thankful for being well-loved, by family and friends. Sure, I spent most of the day here on the job, but I had fun hearing from my mom and my siblings, I had an enormous feeling of gratitude towards my co-workers, and I got to spend time with my precious Ginger.


Ali Redford said...

I'm grateful you continue to make time for this blog, and that all went well for you, and you got to see your favorite co-worker(s). I hope the rest of your weekend is as pleasant as it sounds it's been so far.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Thanks, Ali. Thank you for your support.