I've decided that I'm going to concentrate on the giving part of the holiday though, (I already have way too much to be thankful for!) and spend the day volunteering at the West Side Thanksgiving Charity event. They still need donations and volunteers both Wed night and all day Thursday. They need all sorts of things like old clothing to cranberry sauce, to cooked turkeys, to boxes of handiwipes. If you want to donate or help out, give their hot line a call at (310) 394-3153.
On any given "family" holiday, I am always vastly happier doing some volunteer work than I am with a traditional service. I'm glad I stumbled across the event on Caroline on Crack's website.
I hope you all have a fantastic and loving holiday.