This Thanksgiving was a little different than all of the nineteen other Thanksgivings I've endured in my twenty years of life.
Personally, Thanksgiving isn't my favorite holiday. The only aspect I really enjoy is spending time with family. I don't really enjoy the food - which is the holiday's trademark. I like green bean casserole, the dinner rolls, and apple pie (with of course, ice cream). But, I don't like turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, or any other Thanksgiving side dish.
This year, I decided to stay in my college state for I'd be traveling back up to work on Black Friday. Fortunately for me, I have an amazing best friend (and amazing best friend's family) that allowed me to spend this holiday at her family's home. It is quite strange, I must say, to be put in a different family for a holiday where you are being thankful for your family.
I did have a great time, though. It was filled with laughs, my bestfriend's mom's opera singing, baking, apple pie, puppies, and FaceTime-ing my own (extended and non-extended) family.
(p.s. I also want to say thank you to my best friend's family for allowing me to stay at their home and also thank you for being a little weird - it makes me feel more at home.)