Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! You all are probably either having Thanksgiving on Thursday or having it in a completely different month, but where we are Thursday is inconvenient. As you are reading this, I am probably frantically trying to make two pies. Last year we had Pear and Fingernail Pie; this year I’ll be more careful peeling the fruit and hope for only pear and apple. Wish me luck.
In the meantime, here are some websites and pictures that I have thoroughly enjoyed that you should probably look at. Happy Sunday!
I absolutely love Leah’s site Thx Thx Thx. I think it makes me more grateful for a lot of little things, and it’s a good way to kick of a Thanksgiving post!
What does it mean to be a lesbian? Here’s a great video.
Okay, I know we all love Harry Potter, and I am sad I haven’t been able to see it yet (but thankful that I can continue to look forward to seeing it!). You know who else we love? Hermione Granger. Or, um, Emma Watson and her sassy new hair:
Other thoughts: Marriage is so gay. Some engagement pictures to illustrate that fact:
And! My possibly-all-time-favorite website is kicking off Operation Community. I might have mentioned A Practical Wedding once or twice. It took me awhile to articulate what APW and Team Practical mean to me, but I finally summed it up in this comment:
APW isn’t about weddings, at least in my life. It’s about the conversation and the women and the affirmation, and sorting it all out through talking and getting feedback rather than sitting on it by ourselves. Reading APW made me so much braver about my wedding, but now that the wedding is over, I feel so much braver about everything else.
Next, I bring you a favorite picture from this summer: my wife (then-fiancee) meeting my grandfather for the first time at our family reunion. One thing I am incredibly grateful for this year is my family, both despite and because of all of the ways it is shifting and growing and all of the ways we are learning to define and redefine it. I love you guys a whole lot.
I wasn’t going to turn this into a big thank you or Thanksgiving post, but the truth of the whole thing is that I am really grateful for this blog. Sometimes I call it silly, sometimes I brush it off, but it has been incredibly important to me over the last year for planning, for connecting, for feeling like I am a part of something, even if it’s just a little piece of the sane-wedding-planning-corner on the internet. Thank you for reading, thank you for your comments, thank you for giving me a reason (or excuse) to keep writing. You guys are awesome.