I had a post all ready about how I am a vegetarian and not eating Turkey, but I got up at about 4am with Huck and was listening to NPR. I was rocking and listening to Neil Conan's most relaxing voice explain why we call the American bird after a foreign country (long story - click here). I had Huck in my arms and the room was glowing with my new night light system (white Christmas lights strung on the inside of his closet) and it got me all sentimental.
When I first moved to Spokane (after grad school) and lived with the dog people (we all had dogs and lived in an apartment complex), I had Thanksgiving with friends. She asked us all to go around and say what we were thankful for this year. I still do this - not always out loud, but at least to myself. I am Thankful for my family this year - old family and new family. Most everyone I love is in good health as am I. My beasts seem happy and while the world is in a bit of turmoil, my life seems to be settling.
--if you want reasons not to eat turkey click here.