Thursday, November 25, 2010

Many Mercis For....


First and foremost, I'm forever thankful for the wonderful people in my life! But if I consider the products I'm thankful to have while living overseas, some of the above would top the list...

Cranberry juice--France started importing it about five years ago.

Butternut squash--A bit hard to find, but our town's new indoor fruit and veggie market stocks 'em. They're often labeled with the English word butternut, but the official term is courge doubeurre (soft butter squash).

Pre-cut pumpkin--Canned pumpkin doesn't exist here, and I like all my fingers equally.

Beaucoup de variétés of bread--There's no Stove Top stuffing here. Perhaps in a specialty shop in Paris? I'm grateful it's light to ship or haul.

Peanut butter--Our local supermarche started stocking it within the past year. Great for the occasional cookie craving. My kids almost never eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. That combo has actually left my radar after all this time.

My phone--We've got "free" international calls to the US and dozens of other countries for just 30€ ($40) a month for Internet/cable/phone. Pas mal. Not bad.

My computer--I appreciate the immediate, regular access to all my friends and family, and for the chance to blog about some of the interesting/ridiculous/silly things I'm experiencing here.

I'm a glass-is-half-full type person, but I still wouldn't have made a very good pilgrim... Hats off to them!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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