Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey
[Photo by my friend, co-worker, and turkey-mistress, Carol.]

Our turkey this year came from my co-worker's farm.  I've not been lucky enough to make it out there myself, but from talking with her I know that it is a good place to live if you're a turkey.

As I was bemusedly examining our huge bird--which appeared magically in a cooler in my office Monday morning--it occurred to me that most of my co-workers have some wildly interesting side-gig or passionate hobby.  From hydroponic farming, to ultra-marathons, to preaching, to writing books, and more....We often think of ourselves as "the island of misfit toys" in lawyer-world, but I think our quirky, odd-ball-ness is an attribute, not a flaw.  If these folks are the misfits, then I'm proud to be one too.

This Thanksgiving, as always, I'm thankful for my family in the traditional sense.  But I'm also thankful for the little pockets of "family" I've found away from my own.

Happy Thanksgiving!

[P.S. The winner of the Buddha Hill giveaway is Jessica.  I'll be in touch!  Also, I'm going to take the next few days off to celebrate the holiday, but be sure and come back Saturday for another giveaway--a gift certificate from Fashionable Fabrics to get your holiday crafting started off right!]