Okay, so we celebrated Thanksgiving a month late and it was our own take on it, but tonight myself and those from my uni Christian group who are still in Christchurch over the summer met up and had a Thanksgiving dinner. I really think you Americans are on to a good thing with holidays like that. A few weeks ago we were discussing how cool a tradition Thanksgiving is, and how it's such a pity New Zealand doesn't do something like that (ie eat lots) for our national holidays. We just throw mud at politicians and get a day off work. So... we decided to change things! We talked and played pool, and then we had a dinner, with turkey and roast vegetables and gravy and salads and wine and all that yummy sort of stuff, and lots of dessert. I made a sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce - yum...
In between courses, we sat round the table and each said what we were thankful for and then prayed. It was really lovely. I am thankful for:
- my dad, and my siblings.
- getting a great job this year that I really enjoy.
- having been given more than one way to express myself.
- being free to take my life in several different directions.
Photos: my sister's cat Missy who was enjoying scratching her back and soaking up the sun on the hottest day yet this summer.