For those who don’t know, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. A holiday dedicated to eating and spending time with family and being grateful for what you have…what’s better than that? Of course, family can be a fluid thing, and this year my family was cousins Kate and Sharon.
I spent a lovely morning helping Kate at the Institute for Human Services, a homeless shelter where she works. We worked on Kate’s “little” volunteer project, which was a whirlwind event involving the creating and delivering of over 100 baskets of food and about a zillion volunteers. Then we had lunch/dinner with Hilton Hawaiian Village as they served a mighty tasty meal to the guests at the shelter. Oh, and I was on the news. I’m practically a movie star.
For dinner, we went to Sharon’s uncle’s mansion on a hill. Sharon’s uncle lives in an absolutely gorgeous dream house on a hill in Hawaii Kai, and we had a delicious meal companied with a glass of wine, a bit of pumpkin crunch, rather ridiculous conversation and random picture taking.
All in all, a lovely day. Now time to snuggle with the boo and head to bed to dream of my beloved far away for which I am so grateful.