November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving.

I would like to wish all my American friends a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. I miss celebrating this holiday; as much as it was new to me when I moved to North Carolina in the beginning of the nineties, it was as difficult not to celebrate it when I moved back to Europe again.

Hopefully the tryptophan in the turkey will not make you as sleepy as it made me, when I celebrated my first Thanksgiving with my very good friends in the US. I fell asleep on their sofa after the feast and they took a picture of me to prove it (very embarrassing!)
The older I get the more I realize how difficult it is to find really good friends; it was easier when I was younger. There is nothing like a good friend, at least one, to make you forget your troubles and cheer you up when you are feeling down.

I wish you all a very pleasant evening with your friends and family.

33 comments:

jeannette stgermain said...

Zuzanna,
Thank you for the thanksgivings day wish. I had the same experience when we came back to Europe to live - being in-between cultures is at at times not comfortable.
I wish I could sleep that easily! At least they took a good pic of you:)

Tom said...

You're not wrong about finding real friends and I don't think you should be embarrassed about that photo, it's kind of cute!

Thanksgiving is also a bit of a mystery to me even after 13 years here, but I will miss it if I ever have to leave the US so have a great thanksgiving day yourself even if you have to go to work!

Tom

Nessa said...

I love the picture of you napping. You capture a Thanksgiving tradition beautifully.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate and a Happy Thursday just to celebrate.Thursday Thirteen

Cottage Garden said...

Don't be embarrassed, its a lovely picture of you Zuzana - great outfit!

Happy Thanksgiving memories!

Jeanne x

Julie Hibbard said...

You cheer ME up, dear friend!
Happy Thanksgiving to you...
I'll be at work most of the day, so I'll steer clear of the turkey.
I am grateful for you today.

Denise said...

happy thanksgiving Zuzanna!
oh you look so cute sleeping on the couch. Your hair is the only different with you now and then. Good genes.

my parents on the state is celebrating thanksgiving. Me on the other hand is gonna celebrate right now with my dog eating hotdogs and later with husband on our balcony with hot tea.

have a great day!

I Am Denise Katipunera

Doreen said...

what a great picture Zuzana! so cute and comfy.

you can still have a few friends over for a meal now and again. I know what you mean about friends, I have a few close ones, that is all I need.

I have met many fantastic cyber friends also! like you for one.

Kath said...

hey, I love your outfit! Do you still have that skirt! Happy Thanksgiving, have a lovely weekend.

Blogaire said...

You know what Zuzana, we are really missing out here in Europe. But I can't think of any good reason why we can't also celebrate Thanksgiving so here goes - I wish you and all your friends a Happy Thanksgiving Day!

steviewren said...

I love my country (as I suppose everyone does) and I'm immensely proud of the fact that we take a day out to thank God for the blessings of the past year.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone...wherever you live!

gaelikaa said...

You look like the Sleeping Beauty!

Brian Miller said...

ha. a lovely picture...sleeping beauty indeed. smiles. thank you for your warm words and comments always. hope you have an amazing day as well!

Claus said...

Indeed, when adults, it's a bit harder to find the kind of friend one needs and wants. Maybe we get more specific as to what we look for in a friend? But when we find it...there are no words to describe the feeling! Even if they are not close by, and live in far away countries. Something to be thankful for on this day, wouldn't you agree?

Zuzu said...

Oh, Zuzana, what a sweet post, and you look so beautiful asleep on the sofa. I treasure your visits to my blog and the friendship that we are sharing. Can you see me? I'm waving 'Hi' and sending you hugs! Have a wonderful day.
:)
Zuzu

♥Mimi♥ said...

Wishing you and yours the most blessed of days as we break bread with friends and family or spend our time as a volunteer with any one of the numerous charities in need of our time and talents.

Peace, plenty, prosperity - my wish for the United States of America.

Thank you so much for your very kind comment on my blog today♥

Jill said...

I am thankful for you, dear bloggy friend! That photo of you napping after a feast is adorable and quite the norm following such a large meal!

Have a wonderful weekend.
XO
J

Hilary said...

Gaelikaa nabbed it. Sleeping Beauty is exactly right. Sweet post, my dear friend. :)

sprinkles said...

At least you aren't drooling all over yourself or have your mouth hanging open. And your friends were nice enough not to draw all over you with a marker! LOL

I'm so used to seeing you with black hair, the blonde was a bit of a shock!

There is no reason you couldn't still celebrate Thanksgiving just because you no longer live in North Carolina. You could take the day off work, invite a few friends over and have a wonderful meal. It doesn't even have to be a turkey dinner. :)

The Things We Carried said...

Thank you so much for your visit!

Happy day to you and I love the photo of you on TG. It is an oh so familiar sight :)!

The Things We Carried said...

PS True about friends. They are precious!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

It's just me and the pets today. No turkey. Chicken salad was the menu! Husband is working a 42 hour shift at the hospital.
Brenda

Richard Jesse Watson said...

That is a comfy, cosy picture, and captures Thanksgiving for sure.

Michael Manning said...

The evening here was simply amazing, Zuzana! Wish you could have joined us!!

Sumandebray said...

so you were caught napping! nice picture..
you are right.. its easy to make friends while young.... as true friends too
Happy thanks giving

julochka said...

i'm looking forward to the triptophan! :-) and i'll need it after the frenzy of cooking (since my thanksgiving not 'til saturday) i'm doing, starting now. :-)

love that quilt you were all tucked under in that photo! :-)

ANNA-LYS said...

:-)
Thanks for sharing

Protege said...

Jeannette, Tom, Nessa, Jeanne, Julie, Denise, Doreen, Kath, Blogaire, Stevie, gaelikaa,
Brian, Claudia, Zuzu, Mimi, Jill, Hilary, sprinkles, The Things We Carried, Brenda, Richard, Michael, Julochka, Anna-Lys (welcome;) – thank you all so very much for your kind words and for taking the time to stop by here.
As always I cherish all your comments.;)

xoxo
Zuzana

Protege said...

=Sumandebray, thank you very much as well, always happy when you stop by.;)

Rosezilla said...

Sorry I'm so late to the party :) Thank you for the good wishes. And you can celebrate Thanksgiving no matter where you are! Maybe you could start a new tradition where you are. Love the pic of you on your first Thanksgiving - so peaceful! We spent all of yesterday lazing around...

Protege said...

=Rosezilla,
thank you so much and I think your idea sound wonderful, I might start a new tradition here.;)
zo

Gal Friday said...

Is that really a "fair haired" you in the photo? Sleeping off that trytophan-laden turkey dinner?? ;-)

Noelle Chantal said...

is that really you, Protege? wow you look like a sleeping beauty! lovely photo! you look like a sleeping princess hehe. i love the color of your hair. :)

hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving! :)

Protege said...

=Tina,
yes, it is me, about twenty years younger.;) In my blond days.;)xo

=Noelle,
you are so sweet, so good to see you back, you were missed. Thank you, you always say the most kind things.;)