||[Nov. 24th, 2004|01:59 pm]
This afternoon, kung_fu_monkey and I will hop in the car and drive up into the mountains to spend Thanksgiving with my mom & step-dad and my step-siblings and their kids.|
It will probably be cold and snowy up there, though it's been cold and snowy down here for the last few days, so not much change there.
We'll have a turkey and a ham and lots of other traditional Thanksgiving foods. No yams with marshmallows, though, thank goodness. We get to bring stuff for a vegetable platter (baby carrots, olives, red bell pepper strips, cucumber sticks, asparagus I steamed Sunday night, etc.), some serving plates, a meat thermometer, whatever soda we want, and our sleeping bags (just in case).
Things to be thankful for: family within driving distance, a good car for the driving, and a nice destination in the mountains. Holidays that involve my Mom's cooking. Flannel sheets. Car CD players. Music. Snow. The written word. Warmth. Monkeys. (Especially ones with a red sash in kung fu.)
And, yeah, LiveJournal and all the friends, new and old, that it puts me in touch with.
Be well! Have a happy holiday! Eat good food!
(Except you crazy Canucks and suchlike who've already had the holiday, to whom I extend those same wishes retroatively.)