I know everyone’s holiday was thrown off a bit due to the storm and power outages. Ours was too, but it still can’t claim strangest Thanksgiving ever. That title goes to the year we spent wandering around Amsterdam late at night searching for an elusive Indonesian rice table restaurant and finally having pizza and beer at midnight. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am remembering this year’s holiday as a list of things I am thankful for.
I am thankful that my holiday shift in the storm was not too bad.
I am thankful that The Red Arrow Diner in Milford was open on Thanksgiving and had power and veggie burgers.
I am thankful that when we lose power, my cell phone still works, even if it only makes calls.
I am thankful that despite the fact we forgot to buy a power cord for our generator and weren’t able to use it, we have a generator.
I am thankful that we appear to be on the same power grid as the Elementary school and therefore only lost power for about 12 hours.
I am thankful for a family Thanksgiving dinner two days late and with flickering power that was still perfect.
I am thankful to live in the kind of town where people posted on Facebook to match up people who had generators or power with those who still didn’t.
I am thankful for an odd Thanksgiving night dinner with new friends and old friends by lantern light.
I am thankful for short breaks in the frenzied pace of constantly having access to everything. I think it is good for us.
I am thankful for Thanksgiving, a holiday purely about food, family, friends, and being thankful for what we have. I kind of wish we had Thanksgiving every month.