Halloween or Thanksgiving?

I’m really trying to get into the Thanksgiving spirit this week, even though I live in Australia and we technically don’t have the holiday here. I’ve been trying to make the ultimate pumpkin spice latte, although I’ve never actually gotten to try a real one. I just figured I’d take some pumpkin, coffee beans and some spices and mix them all together. So far my experiments have been complete disasters, but I assume I just don’t have the balance right. I’ll get it eventually.

I know this might be a bit much, but I’m getting a professional painter close to Melbourne to come around so that he can paint my wall bright, pumpkin orange. Pumpkin is still a Thanksgiving thing, right? I have this deep association in my head between pumpkins and Thanksgiving, but I suppose pumpkins are a Halloween thing, aren’t they? I’ve always just assumed that Americans have this big pumpkin season that lasts for October and November, covering both big traditions. Pumpkins are like, the Thanksgiving thing, aren’t they?

Oh wait, I’m thinking of turkeys! Halloween has pumpkins, and Thanksgiving has turkeys. Well, this causes a bit of a problem for me. For starters, I don’t really want bright orange walls now. I’ll have to call the interior house painters and tell them to bring a different paint colour. But which one? And then I’ve got all these pumpkins to deal with. If I can’t think of something to do with them, my family is going to think I’m an idiot. Maybe I can incorporate pumpkin into a turkey dish? I’m not sure where I’m going to find a turkey on such short notice, but hopefully, I’ll manage. Yeah, I’ll just tell my family members that I had lots of pumpkin left over from Halloween. They’re going to believe that, right?

Hopefully, I can make this the best first Thanksgiving ever. It really means a lot to me, because I’ve decided that it does for some reason.