Coralie and I started off the holiday by spending the morning with our good friend Coco, who also became head of the decorating committee. Coco happily helped roll up napkins, make a leaf garland, and create a beautiful “Happy Thanks” sign. Then it was time to get the turkey in and hope for the best with a little improvising (white wine, fresh squeezed orange juice, and random spices seemed to do the trick), of course made with football on in the background, a very important component! Friends began to arrive in the late afternoon, and a very enjoyable evening followed. I often waste so much energy wishing to be else where. The night truly gave me the opportunity to be present with my Tortolian life, and those people I am so fortunate to have down here! As the only American in the gang, I hope to keep my spot as Thanksgiving host a tradition for the rest of our time on the rock!