I have a LOT to be thankful for this year. I do every year, but this year in particular I have been one lucky girl. Some of the things I am most thankful for this year:
– My new (and amazing) housemates and friends in Dublin who are making my transition here better than I could have imagined!
– My friends at home who email me and skype with me and keep me in the loop! Friendships when you are thousands of miles away are hard and I am so thankful for my friends who make the effort to keep in touch. I love you all so much!
– My family who talk and email with me all the time; go through my closest and send me my winter clothes; and are just there whenever I need them.
– The ability to travel and learn about different cultures. I am SO lucky to be able to be where I am today. I know that I will never forget this time in my life.
Thanksgiving 2010 is my first major holiday away from home. I wanted to still have Thanksgiving so I decided to host “Thanksgiving, Dublin Style!”. I had no idea what a CHALLENGE it would be to host Thanksgiving somewhere else. There weren’t any turkeys in the supermarkets, pumpkin filling did not exist, the rental house did not have a roasting pan…and the list goes on. But, with the help of my mom (for reminding me how to cook!) and Aoife (my roommate who found a turkey!), we made do. Thanksgiving without my family and friends at home was definitely not the same but, I survived and we had fun! 🙂
The turkey (just a breast…so much easier to make):