Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Back from Hibernation

...and it's not even winter yet. I wasn't really "hibernating". I am just busy with work the last few weeks. In my last entry here, I mentioned that it's been really slow on the work front. A few days after that, work started coming in. We're still busy but I wanted to take a few minutes to wish those who are in this part of the world a.....

I have a lot of things to be thankful for. Like I said, work flow has been kinda' steady. We're continuing to survive the economic crisis. Above all, my family is healthy and happy. And for that I am very very thankful.

For those who 'may' drop by here and are not familiar with what's being celebrated on Thanksgiving day, I did a quick search on Wikipedia and this is what came up:

Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. While perhaps religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday.

The date and location of the first Thanksgiving celebration is a topic of modest contention. The traditional "first Thanksgiving" is the celebration that occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621. The Plymouth celebration occurred early in the history of what would become one of the original thirteen colonies that became the United States. The celebration became an important part of the American myth by the 1800s.[citation needed] This Thanksgiving, modeled after celebrations that were commonplace in contemporary Europe, is generally regarded as America's first. Elementary school teacher Robyn Gioia has argued that the earliest attested "thanksgiving" celebration in what is now the United States was celebrated by the Spanish on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida.[1][2] Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members and friends.