Thanksgiving is the best. End of story.
What a treat to be invited to my dear friends Courtney and Jeff's faux-Thanksgiving on Friday; they are such a lovely couple whose company I have had the pleasure of enjoying immensely during the past few months of our SF co-inhabiting. These little loves are getting married in just a few weeks (yayyyy!! and also boooo that I can't make it...) and will be missing "real" Thanksgiving due to a honeymoon in paradise (jealous) so they decided to host a mini pre-Thanksgiving to make up for lost turkey. A free home cooked meal with some of my favorites? Twist my arm.
We played a little gratitude game (hello, right up my alley!) that I think I may have to use with my own friends and family---basically instead of going around that table and saying what we are thankful for we each took a few moments to jot down our grateful thoughts prior to dinner on stickie notes, folded them up and then randomly selected one another's to read anonymously later in the evening. I think in an even bigger group this would be a really cool way to share the gratitude without feeling put on the spot to vocalize your feelings. Can you guess which is mine? :)
Thank you so much, Court and Jeff, for your hospitality! I had an awesome time and wish I were eating all your delicious food again right now!! I LOVE THANKSGIVING.