I Must Have Holiday

It’s late October and that means Halloween is just around the corner. Who cares? Not me. You know what’s around the corner from Halloween? Thanksgiving and Christmas. These two holidays represent my favorite non-summer time of year, and I’m getting a little antsy for their arrival.

Perhaps this was prompted by a weekend trip to visit Special K’s family back in eastern Pennsylvania — a venture which has made me pretty excited to see my own family for the first time in almost four months when Thanksgiving does finally arrive. And arrive it will — exactly one month from today.

Following Thanksgiving, which this year involves a visit to both my hometown and my significant other’s hometown, we’ll be waiting anxiously for the next big day. CHRISTMAS! Christmas itself falls exactly one month from the end of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It’s a one-two punch of awesome.

Anyway, this entry serves no real point other than to initiate my 30 Day Countdown to Turkey and Stuffing 2012. And, because my grandmother’s stuffing is the stuff (pardon the pun) that legends are made of, you can bet your ass I’ll be counting down.

Plus, there’s sweet potatoes. And corn. And turkey. And pumpkin pie. And mashed potatoes. And pumpkin roll. And ten thousand calories of classic American gluttony.

Long live freedom!