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.