Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

Pumpkin pie, anyone?
This morning, I met my friend John at a local grocery store that's open 24/7 and was not closed for the holiday, as our usual coffee shop always is. We were able to get some good coffee and spend time visiting before heading off in different directions. He's going off to have Thanksgiving dinner with a lady friend at one of the local casinos.

Then I headed off to the yoga studio, which is closed except for a benefit class taught by Ingela, who owns Yoga Northwest. For a donation of $20, she held an hour-and-a-half class, which was pretty hard in some ways but very beneficial. The benefit is for Homes Now, Not Later, a local group of volunteers working together to provide homes and shelter for the homeless in Bellingham and Whatcom County. On the way to the class, I saw three different homeless people. One was asleep on the floor at the post office, and two were bundled up, carrying their belongings with them in shopping carts.

Hubby and I are not having any meat in our Thanksgiving feast this year. Instead, I made ratatouille in the Crock Pot last night, and we'll nosh on it all day, with some crusty artisanal bread and a salad. We were going to have a sit-down meal, but instead we agreed that it would be more fun just to eat a little, all day long. Here's a picture of some ratatouille that looks a lot like what I made.
Snagged off the internet
I won't make my usual number of steps today, since there's no hike, no buses, no gym, and other than the great yoga class, no exercise. I'll be lucky to burn more calories than I eat. But hey, that's the way you're supposed to do Thanksgiving, isn't it? I have so many wonderful elements in my life that give me plenty to be thankful for. I wish you the best Thanksgiving ever!


  1. A very happy Thanksgiving to you dear DJan.
    And thank you for your contribution towards homes and dignity for those without.
    Heartfelt hugs.

  2. Looks like you had your own feast. Actually I hear grazing is better for us than 3 big sit down meals. Hope you had a piece of that pie.

  3. Sounds a good way to enjoy Thanksgiving day.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! Good to hear you got to meet with John before he ran off to the casino! Hope you had a great day! I am so thankful that you are my friend! :)

  5. Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for your blog!

  6. Sounds like it was a nice relaxing Thanksgiving for the two of you. Glad you got to touch base with John before he was off for his Thanksgiving. Sad for the homeless. I hope they found a place to eat a good meal yesterday.

  7. Belated Happy Thanksgiving from Hawaii.

  8. My thanksgiving was very good. Sounds like yours was too.

  9. What a wonderful way to celebrate, Jan! Enjoy the remainder of the weekend!

  10. Dear DJan, please tell the yoga leader how wonderful I think she is to do the class yesterday and provide funding for the homeless. We are, I think, surrounded by good and generous people and so often I forget that. Life is just filled with wonder.

    Your ratatouille must have tasted yummy. I make it and serve it on rice with crusty bread. Delicious. Peace during this holiday season.


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