‘Tis the Eve of Thanksgiving, and with the lovely snowfall and chilly air we’ve had around us in Seattle the past couple of days, winter seems to be moving along just about perfectly. Most people even had a few extra days added to their Thanksgiving break, and according to my facebook feed, they snuggled in and watched movies or went and played in the snow. It is my assumption that, tonight, many of you are busy preparing for tomorrow’s family feast. Whether your hosting at your home, dining at someone else’s, connecting with those you hold close to your heart, or even keeping it simple, Thanksgiving can be a memorable holiday for everyone.
While I like to post a bit of everything here on the Paleo Girls blog, I know we’ve become a bit known for being a “recipe” blog. And you may have taken note that I haven’t shared a single Thanksgiving recipe here.
My reasoning is simple. As a type 1 diabetic, even some of the favorite carbs amongst the Paleo community are simply not safe for me to eat. Sweet potatoes, butternut squash, fruit… and anything containing a variety of nature’s sugars. Most Paleo Thanksgiving recipes I ran across online all consisted of one of the ingredients above except for the gorgeous bird itself, the main event, the TURKEY :) While it may seem like a long list of “no-no” foods, I am nowhere near feeling sad or upset or as though I’m missing out.
This realization urged me to write you tonight to remind you what Thanksgiving is truly about – being around the ones you love… family, friends, pets, whomever. The meal is simply the stuff that sits upon the table around which everyone gathers to talk, to laugh, to spread some cheer. To not think about work, to catch up on each other’s lives, and simply just have some fun.
I am so very excited for tomorrow. I get to wake up with Jake by my side (usually he’s coaching at Gravity Janes when I awake), eat breakfast together, drink some of our new Starbucks Christmas Blend we purchased (delicious, by the way), maybe pop in a movie and snuggle with our dogs, and then go to my parent’s house where we’ll hang out with my Aunt, Uncle, and Cousin and sit around the table to talk… to laugh… to spread some cheer. And not think about work, and catch up on each other’s lives, and simply just have some fun :)
For this, I am so very thankful.
Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving.
~ Much love, Joey :)