I am so glad to live in this country. As you might remember, I spent three years living abroad (that is an exotic way of saying that I lived in Canada). While there were many great things about Canada (good friends, socialized medicine which I am not sure is really a great thing, a job, and provincial holidays essentially once per month) one of the things that I missed the most? American holidays. There is something comforting about walking around grocery stores and seeing fall decorations, yams, pumpkin products, and the like. I was while living “abroad” to return home for Thanksgiving every year but I missed the preparation period.
(Don’t worry DAD, I am not going to discuss the preparation period that is already indicated in stores for that winter time celebration that you know I love so much).