A Day for Giving Thanks… Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving from the Joy of Kink
It’s A Day for Giving Thanks
It’s Thanksgiving Day in the USA
Today is a holiday here in the US – Thanksgiving Day. It’s a holiday with a long history, some of it political (of course)…
It’s become the most heavily traveled weekend of the year, as it’s traditional to come together with family to give thanks. And, to feast.
The traditional meal is a turkey dinner with stuffing and all sorts of fixings.
Pumpkin pie is probably the most traditional dessert, although variations like pecan and sweet potato pie are popular in some subcultures. Essentially, for most folks, the holiday is an excuse to overeat. Gobble, gobble!
Lions and Vikings and Bears, Oh My!
Then, after the Thanksgiving meal, it’s traditional to sit around and watch football on the television. Not soccer, what the rest of the world calls football, but “good old” American football, with pads and helmets and concussions. Oh my! I’ll be cheering for the Vikings today… Skol!!!
The Football portion of the tradition doesn’t date back to the Civil War, the time period when the holiday was officially created.
I think the tradition of watching football, while a snoring Uncle Paul (insert your snoring Uncle’s name here) sleeps in his recliner, got started back in the early 1970’s. Hopefully, your Uncle doesn’t unbuckle his belt and unbutton his pants as part of the pregame festivities. Mine did…
Of course, football’s pregame has become political too, like our holidays. I don’t want to talk about that though, it can only get me in trouble.
Putting the ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving 2017
There are many things I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving day.
In terms of the Joy of Kink blog, I’m quite thankful to be back blogging. I blogged from 2011 to 2014 pretty consistently.
Then I sat on the sidelines for the majority of 2015 and 2016. It is very good to be writing again! It’s something I missed more than I knew.
I’m certainly thankful for my blogging friends. The sex blogging community is full of great people, my kind of people. My online friends provide both encouragement and inspiration. It reminds me how beautiful we all are, in our own different ways. Thank you!
And, saving best for last, I am thankful for Sinnjara. She enables me in so very many ways. We use the “personal sexual assistant” model of Master/slave relationship so her contributions are often in the background. However, I would not have attempted a return to blogging without her support and encouragement.
There are many other things in life I can express my thanks for… But, in terms of the Joy of Kink and blogging, those are the highlights.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!