I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving- whether you're at work on the water, selling shoes, or whatever it is you do, I hope you have the time and desire to mark the day as something to be thankful for.
We got a nice surprise here at HAWSEPIPER's Afloat Global HQ/ Banquet hall. Whilst working on our corroborative cooking for the day (I'm going off the diet wagon. After losing 2.5lbs in the last 10 days, (83lbs gone), I'm going to undo that, right here today).
The big surprise is that the cargo scheduled to be loaded aboard tonight has been postponed for 24 hours, which means that other than a quick shifting of berths this evening, we're free to enjoy the food coma. For this we are extremely thankful.
EDIT: Never Mind. They moved it back to today. Dammit.
The only regret I hold is that Inappropriately Hot Foreign Wife and The Boy are alone today, with no family within 1500 miles. They're celebrating with some good friends, thank God, but it's a little tough on them. Life of a sailor's wife and all. Spare them a thought if you think of it, along with all the military wives, service industry folks, and others who are either working or separated from their loved ones.
Here is a copy of my Thanksgiving post from the Book of Faces. Holidays always make me so sentimental.
"Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Spare a thought for the service industry
folks working today; the oil industry folks, farmers, and and the
plumber you'll call when your visiting aunt aunt stops up the head with
something the size of a cat. Quit denying, auntie. We all know it was
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