Growing up in Hong Kong, I've never celebrated a Thanksgiving with my family. I didn't even know what it is till I moved to the States when I was 18. And my mom will tell you that turkey is "rubbery and tasteless", so carving a big fat turkey and having huge family dinners has never been a tradition for us on Thanksgiving.
So hubby and I kinda created a different tradition for ourselves.
We started volunteering for the Salvation Army, delivery meals to homebound seniors about 4 years ago, and have done it almost every year since. This year hubby has to work, so I persuaded some friends to do the deed with me.
Having to get up at 6 a.m. on a holiday made me almost murderous, but as I tell my friends, not only do you feel all warm and fuzzy when you receive all those heart felt thank you's, you also gain some valuable karma points to make up for the time you "neglected" to give up seat for the old lady on the bus or pick up that last piece of dog poop coz you ran out of bags...
Hubby and I are probably just going to spend a quiet evening home by ourselves. For those of you celebrating today with your family and chowing down on big, fat, juicy turkeys, have an extra piece for us :)