Thanksgiving sneaked up on me this year. I began a new project, a cozy mystery series and my goal is to write it in 30 writing days.
Notice I didn't say thirty days. I took two days off for Grandparents day and to see the kids. I've gone to meetings, played, written blogs, and read. Yesterday I wrote day 21, I have 32 thousand words. To keep my promise to myself I'd have to write 28 thousand words in 10 days.
It isn't going to happen so let's talk about Thanksgiving. What's your favorite menu for this particular holiday. Mine is turkey-mashed potatoes and gravy- dressing/stuffing-sweet potato casserole with marshmallows- green bean casserole with onion rings on top- and cranberries. Pumpkin pie with whipped cream and pecan pie rounds it out for me.
I know some facts about Thanksgiving you might find interesting. You probably don't know them because most people aren't research nuts like I am.
Over 260 million turkeys are raised each year for Thanksgiving dinners.
It takes around 800 million pounds of cranberries to feed us.
And over 3.2 billion pounds sweet potatoes.
It isn't tryptophan that makes us so sleepy after dinner, WE GET SLEEPY
BECAUSE WE ATE TO MUCH.
They didn't serve only turkey at the first Thanksgiving, they had deer, geese, ducks, and wild turkey.
President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a National Holiday in 1863.
The Detroit Lions have played in every game on the holiday since 1934. They did stop during WWII.
Don't forget the Macy's Parade or Black Friday.
By the way, our Canadian friends have a celebration like Thanksgiving the second Monday in October.
No matter how you spend your Thanksgiving Holiday, I hope it is the best one you have ever had.
Be grateful for what you have, not what is missing in your life.
Send a blessing to others who have less than you or who are worse off than you. There is always someone who thinks your life is charmed compared to yours. Say a prayer for a gentler, kinder world.
Love to all, Happy Thanksgiving.