I had a really good thanksgiving.
I think my extended family has been trying to be nicer to each other since my grandma passed away. It felt like there was something missing this year. Still, I think everyone had a good time. My Thanksgiving started at midnight last night when I was making tiramisu. It was stressful and messy but it was fun because I was texting my friend the whole time. And then around 4:30am I sent her an email telling her all the reasons I was thankful for her. And then she called me a bitch and sent me an email telling me why she loves me. 🙂
I ended up waking up at 2pm because I slept so late, so I missed the Thanksgiving Day Parade which I didn’t realize until later that night. I was pretty bummed out about that. But after I got up frantically made mashed potatoes (which my sister took full credit for because everyone loved them so much) and stuffing. And then we went to my aunt’s house to eat dinner. It was awkward and kinda sad at first but as the night went on it was just kinda nice. Everyone was joking with each other and laughing and my aunt was telling me stories about my grandma. At some point I ended up playing an intense game of badminton with my dad and then my cousin which was unexpected but really fun.
Towards the end of the night my aunt led us into her room and showed us a pile of my grandma’s shawls and saris and she let us pick whatever we wanted. I took one of her shawls and a pretty silver sari of hers. My mom said I could make an outfit out of it, but I think I’d just like to keep it as is. Maybe I’ll wear it one day.
Anyway, I’m thankful for a lot of things this year. My friends, my family, and you. Yes, you reading this right now. Thank you for reading this. Although I must admit there are plenty of better things to do with your time.
Now if you excuse me, there’s a spider trapped in my sister’s humidifier and she wants me to kill it.