Ever since I left my erstwhile home in Wimbledon and moved to Acton, I haven’t experienced any semblance of a typical “family” life. Well, I guess Kelly and I do make dinner together from time to time and sit around watching TV and chatting, which is essentially what my family back home does on any given evening, but when you live with friends, no matter how close they may be, the house will never feel quite like “home.” Of course, this could be a good thing or a bad thing; I doubt very seriously that my mother would launch into a spontaneous attempt to perform a handstand in the living room or challenge me to a caffeine consumption contest – both of which occur in my house and provide no end of entertainment. Well, at least for ten minutes or so.
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As a Floridian, I’m used to it being hot in December. Wearing shorts, t-shirts, and flip-flops on Christmas day wouldn’t be surprising at all. This year my December got off to the best start ever…on the beach in the Canary Islands.
Let me first start off by re-capping my first ever traditional Thanksgiving dinner away from my family (last year doesn’t count, we ate chicken instead of turkey), which is what led to my impromptu holiday in Spain. The day itself was a bit sad because I had to work, but I did at least make an attempt to watch the Macy’s parade online even though the server was jammed with traffic and all I ever really got to see was a group of people standing around a phone booth in Times Square. I had made a couple of pumpkin pies to bring in to work to share with everybody and they went over really well! One guy, Jeff, had three slices, so they couldn’t have been that bad. For almost everybody it was their first ever introduction to pumpkin pies; the tentative looks on faces before taking a bite were priceless. I guess trying a vegetable-based dessert for the first time would make me little wary, too.