For the third year in a row, I’ve spent Thanksgiving alone at home with my 2 dogs – and it has been fine. No drama, no fighting, no showering – just eating, watching and doing whatever I want. My parents are in Florida, and I don’t want to travel there because I’ll be traveling to Maryland in a few weeks to be with them for Christmas. The first year I was in Memphis, I ordered take out Thanksgiving dinner from the Cupboard – and it was very good, but a little expensive. Last year, I got the vegan turky dinner from whole foods, which wasn’t very good. This year I baked my fake turky roast, which I eat all the time on sandwiches, and got mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese premade sides from whole foods. It was a perfect meal! I watched the Macy’s Parade, the dog show, a little football, Miracle on 34th Street and a couple other Christmas movies . It was a perfect Thanksgiving. I do miss Mom and Dad, but I’ll see them in a few weeks. I was invited to a friend’s house, but it’s more alone at someone else’s house than at your own. I did the important thing on Thanksgiving – shared what I am thankful for: my parents, my friends, my dogs, my health, my house and car, and the opportunity to do whatever I want. Happy Thanksgiving!
About Deena 'DeenasDays' Dietrich (446 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. After 3 years living in Memphis and 3 months driving across America following the U2 360 Tour in 2011, I am back home in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. Now I am making my way as a Social Media Manager and Blogger as I try to get my book about my U2 travels published. My motto is "It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven't." So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, LMP, Grizzlies, NKOTB, Orioles.