Things I’m Thankful For

This is the last “Things” topic for a long while, I promise you.  Not to mention it’s almost a week behind schedule…  But what can you do when you live in a country that doesn’t even celebrate Squanto’s sacrifice?

People who care for sick people:
The bad news is that my first Thanksgiving away from home was mostly spent on the couch of Amanda’s living room, while she and her roommate munched merrily away on some scrumptious morsels of baked perfection.  The good news is (due to the care of the previously mentioned), I did come-to eventually, and their cooking was quite, quite delicious.

It’s true.  Alan T. has broken down and supported some form of modern technology.  No, I’m not going soft – I’m still as against smart-phones and facebook as I ever was.  But Skype – now there’s something I can appreciate.  And I do – because Skype actually makes long-distance communication more personal.  Of course nothing beats the real thing, but on the day after Thanksgiving here, my folks called amidst their festivities on the day of Thanksgiving there, and for just a few minutes I could be a part of the fun.

(Note: the previous picture really has nothing to do with Thanksgiving, but it is one of my favorite Skype photos to date…)

I haven’t seen any yet, but I’m told Echidnas do live in these parts.  If you don’t have the slightest idea what an echidna is, fear not – neither do most normal people.  But I try not to be “normal people” – and as such, greatly appreciate these spiny, long-snouted, ant-eating monotremes.

Unfortunately, I expect to have as much success discovering one of these in its natural habitat as I did discovering a hedgehog in all of England.

5 thoughts on “Things I’m Thankful For

  1. I still want a hedgehog!! Echidnas are also intriguing, but hedgehogs are superior in Victoria’s list of potential pets.
    …….You should catch an echidna and keep it as a classroom pet : )

  2. YAY Skype!! Mom loves Skype!! Btw, the rock star Josh Crute gleaned us with his presence last Friday at Purple O :)

  3. If I recall, VicLstone… the last time we tried to get you a hedgehog, you had issues with “the spikiness.” (which is a difficult problem to solve with a hedgehog, if you ask me). I think you should set you eyes on a Wallaby. Much fuzzier, and equally delightful.

  4. Well, I ended up getting a cute and fuzzy kitten for Christmas, so I am more than delighted now :D
    Felix is currently trying to devour a tennis ball….


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