Thursday, November 22, 2012

NaBloPoMo Day 22: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving America.

I'm currently watching How I Met Your Mother - and not even the thanksgiving episode, c'mon Australia help a girl out!

I'm home alone because Inspector Climate had a work function tonight (Again, Australia? Must you?).

I had offers to go spend T-Day with some fellow Americans, but in the end, I prefer to be alone. I'm baking an experimental pumpkin pie (all limbs are crossed for its success, but when pumpkins are combined with sugar, can things go that wrong?).

A pie that had a fully read the instructions I would've realised that I couldn't eat tonight anyway.

In the past, I've made a point of making mashed potatoes and peas in my own celebration, but this year, this year I guess I feel more disconnected then most.

Christmas decorations have started appearing in the city. I'll point out that it's summer here and it couldn't feel more like Christmas.

And so, today I'm thankful that I feel homesick, that I have a place that I hold so dear that the thought of selling it or any change happening there makes me cry. That I have family that I miss so terribly that I hurt. Thankful that I live in a place I love, even if it is far away. And thankful that I have the space and time to make a pumpkin pie on a Thursday night. Thankful that I have this space where I can come and ramble on about how I feel.

And thankful for you.


  1. Aww, hugs. I'm sorry you're homesick. The pie will be awesome. :)

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you. I know how hard it is to live in another country away from family. I lived in the UK for some time. I bet the pie will be great. I have never tasted one before. I know, imagine. Thanks for visiting my blog. What a great city we live in. I am very thankful for that. Hope you feel less homesick. Take care.

  3. Hope the pie was super-duper yummy! I didn't actually get any of the pies I brought to work. I have a recipe for pumpkin cheesecake brownie pie that I plan to make when the family vists next month (if I made if when there weren't visitors there's a very high probablity I'd eat the entire thing myself!).

  4. Happy Thanksgiving (I figure it still counts since you're probably still eating pie).

    As for me, I'm thankful I happened upon your blog this year!

    Hugs (unless you're not a hugging person--in which case, love, from a good distance :).

  5. i hope your pie came out great! it must be hard being away from home. and i can't imaging christmas in the summer. weird.

  6. I know all about feeling homesick. Hope you were able to have a good Australian Thanksgiving day.

  7. Thanksgiving can be kinda tough for an expat! I think certain holidays must be kept constant, to keep yourself in tough with your history. Living in SA, I almost feel as though I could miss every American holiday and not really notice since they're not advertised or decorated for. No Halloween anything this year or last year. I totally agree that ts weird to have a summer Christmas.

  8. I feel bad that you're homesick! Hang in there... on the plus side, at least it's summer!