I joke about every holiday being my favorite, but if I had to choose, I would say Thanksgiving is my favorite. It’s a time to celebrate love, life, and family. On top of that, it’s also my 6 year anniversary with Jess. We both come from families that didn’t celebrate holidays for religious reasons and one year found ourselves alone. So on a whim, I invited him to celebrate with me. Since then it’s been our tradition to have a big turkey and invite all of our ‘away-from-home’ friends to join us. I really wish we could be back in Seattle this time. This is our first year since we started being away from family today. On top of that, we’re both sick… and there are no turkeys in Changping. I’m very bummed to say the least. I’m hoping that tonight we’ll feel better enough so that we can venture out for a nice meal.

This is a bit early for everyone back in the States, but I wish you all a very, very Happy Thanksgiving!