It was more difficult than I thought to be missing Thanksgiving this year. I'm usually accustomed to at least 2, maybe 3 Thanksgiving dinners back home but this year no big bird, stuffing, or pumpkin pie for me! On Sunday my good exchange friend/fellow Canadian met me in Santiago and we went out for sushi and walked around Providencia. A lot of stores and restaurants were closed, I think it must be a Sunday thing, possibly for religious reasons. We decided that we would make our own Thanksgiving dinner for my host-family for once. So we bought some sliced turkey, mashed-up some potatoes, cooked some squash, made some gravy and BAM - Thanksgiving dinner!
I don't think my host-family fully understood what Thanksgiving was but it was a good meal!
Things that I am thankful for but not limited to...
- My family in Canada
- My friends - Canadian, Exchange, Chilean
- My host-family
- Rotary and my exchange
- Opportunity and freedom
- Food - even if it does make me gain "exchange weight"
- A roof over my head