Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Busy is as Busy does

It's one of those weeks for me- just being plain busy! We Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving this week. Now I had 2 different British women ask me today what Thanksgiving is about (one thought it was our independence day). I told them it's about being thankful for the blessing that you've had throughout the year. It's a time of gathering your family and friends round and being "together". For me, it's a time of community service- giving back to my military and local communities. I'm collecting items to give to the local Food Bank, buying grocery store gift cards to help out a local church, gearing up for serving and hostessing at the big Thanksgiving dinner happening at our base and a whole lot more!

So I better get on with it, tomorrow is the big Pie Social at the base where all sorts of local folks have been invited to attend. Me, well being that everyone seems to be bringing apple, cherry or pumpkin pie to the event I thought that a New York Cheesecake with strawberry topping would be a nice change of pace. I better get myself into the kitchen and start baking it eh?


Julia Dunnit said...

I thought there was more to it than personal Thankfulness - not independence day for sure, but soemthing about the founding of your nation and the Pilgrim Fathers on the Mayflower...where did I get that from??

Sandie said...

Julia- Yes there's the Pilgrims and all but to be honest we don't celebrate them It's more of a remembering of how the Indians helped us to help ourselves. But to be honest only kindergartens dress up like pilgrims at school and talk about the first Thanksgiving. It really is a holiday in which we eat turkey until we can't eat any more, watch American football, the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade and plan on Black Friday shopping. But most of all we give thanks to the Lord for the good things we've had come our way this past yast year.