first off, i didn't remember it was thanksgiving until dinnertime. in contrast to a traditional turkey dinner, we had; boiled cod, boiled carrots, boiled potatoes, and bacon.... and it was good! bacon makes everything better.... then i read a chapter of Lar's Monsen's Til Fots Gjennom Alaska, about two norwegians, a guy and a girl, who crossed Alaska on foot, from the Alaska Peninsula in the SW to Kaktovik in the NE. then i went for my first skijor of the year under the northern lights. I took Bike and Princess. We skittered fast along the icy trails and saw a fox alongside the river. a good thanksgiving evening, enjoying the pleasures of a good book + fresh air.
i have much to be thankful for and i try to remember this everyday. to me, thanksgiving has nothing to do with pilgrims and colonialism, but is a time to think of family and count your blessings. i am thankful for my family, friends, dogs, cats, good health, opportunity, and time spent out of doors. looking forward to december!