Comments on: Occasions for thanksgiving, 2013 History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:41:03 +0000 hourly 1 By: Belle Sun, 01 Dec 2013 15:04:18 +0000 Critters
Friends, my family of choice
My amazing luck at being born who, when and where I was
My bloggy friends

By: BT Scrivener Fri, 29 Nov 2013 20:02:03 +0000 - Historiann and Madeline
- Great staff and colleagues who make work worth going to even when I would prefer not to
- A turkey that, despite some slapstick, panic attacks, and mild burns involving the smoker, turned out pretty darn well.
- Brilliant western skies
- Mouse, despite our at times contentious relationship
- The remaining cat who has become a reliable tv watching companion in her dotage.
-Family that I enjoy seeing and hanging out with.
-The proximity of many square miles that I can disappear into when the mood suits me.

By: truffula Fri, 29 Nov 2013 00:35:01 +0000 over there

There was a Turkey, yes. I’m vegan though so my preference would have been to have made its acquaintance a few weeks earlier, when I could have helped it to escape. I made a roast out of wheat gluten with bread dressing inside, which was quite popular. Something we talked about last night was the relative tolerance for innovation among traditional holiday meals. Thanksgiving seems relatively high on the inviolability scale.

People are indeed laying in supplies for Christmas, and have been for some time. With no Thanksgiving to interfere, it can begin quite early.

By: Tenured Radical Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:03:12 +0000 Back atcha Historiann: see Tenured Radical for the rest.

By: Historiann Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:49:37 +0000 Can you even get a turkey where you are at this time of the year? (I suppose they’re laying in supplies for Christmas over there?)

A Canadian friend of mine here in the west is always enormously frustrated when she looks for turkeys in October to celebrate Canadian thanksgiving instead of the U.S. American version.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

By: truffula Thu, 28 Nov 2013 10:22:43 +0000 * Family, close and far
* Friends, old and new
* Cats and dogs who get along
* Projects, in all stages of gestation
* Expats who invite all the other expats over for Thanksgiving dinner
* Little* boys who wish for peace at Thanksgiving
* Smart, thoughtful women

* Just don’t let them know I called them “little.”

By: Susan Thu, 28 Nov 2013 02:47:15 +0000 In no particular order (after the first)
Challenging and satisfying work
The community of blogs
My students
My kitties
My families — formed by birth, marriage and adoption

And welcome to BT Scrivener!

By: Indyanna Thu, 28 Nov 2013 01:21:08 +0000 Hey, B.T. Scrivener. Good to have you aboard aboard!

Mouse were a hell of a cat, that’s for sure.


a) All of the above.
b) Cinnamon
c) Pears
d) Lamb

Oh, wait, this isn’t the T’g’v recipe edition…

e) All of the above.
f) Flowers
g) Kids
h) Historiann (and this honorable blog!)

By: Historiann Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:29:47 +0000 Thanks, Squadrato. Mousie was a good little kitty. He died when I was in Michigan this summer–I had a feeling he might not last the week when I left. It was sad, but he was worn out by kidney failure, which seems to be pretty common esp. among male cats.

I hope you’re still enjoying Trannie Diva! (I want to hear more about the changes in your life!)

By: squadratomagico Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:47:58 +0000 Oh, Historiann, I’m so sorry to hear about Mouse! I hope he went serenely.

On my list? I’m grateful for:
~My kitties — one of whom resembles Mouse.
~My incredible friends, who are always there for me.
~The ability to welcome the changes happening in my life right now.
~Artisanal cheese, always and forever.