It’s time for (American) Thanksgiving, a heady time of parades and pie and putting Bailey’s in your coffee and delayed flights. Canadians already had theirs this year and now we’re doing it, in our post-election nightmare world. But at least we’re doing it together, here in this open thread.
What have you got going on? Are you in an airport? Are you about to go pick someone up from an airport? Are you trying to figure out if four different people are all signed up to bring mac and cheese and so what should be done? Are you dry brining the Field Roast? Are you trying to figure out how to talk to loved ones about a Donald Trump presidency? Are you spending the holiday with chosen family instead of biological? Are you spending it alone, or with a pet and Netflix? Are you realizing that you’re out of cat litter and wishing you had addressed that earlier because the stores are going to be a vision of hell? Since Thanksgiving is, in the US, an anniversary of violent settler colonialism and genocide, perhaps you’re buying something from the Amazon wishlist of the water protectors at Standing Rock, or donating to the Sacred Stone Legal Defense Fund, or to Sacred Stone Camp costs. Maybe you’re doing laundry, taking advantage of a comparatively empty laundry space. What matters most is that you’re here; we’re thankful for you!
Whatever you’re doing, please tell us about it! We’ll be here all day, spending time and chatting, talking about what we’re thankful for, sharing photos of pets and non-gross-looking food, maybe, idk. Stay a while!