Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend

After a week of pleasant warm temperatures, we now are experiencing a drastic cool down thanks to a system which spawned all of the cold temps and snow in Manitoba and Northern Ontario.  Hey, it's Fall what else can we expect, we have had no frost yet, so we really cannot complain. and I have yet to turn my heat on. 

Here in Canada, this weekend  it is Thanksgiving, and usually the time for families to get together and participate in an Autumn oriented activitiy, such as picking apples, choosing a pumpkin, walking though a corn maze or raking those leaves that are starting to fall, or just getting together for a meal which more often that not includes a  turkey on the menu, as it is in my house.

Tomorrow, Sunday, October 7th  all of my family, except for my grandson will be here for dinner, 16 of us in total counting  two little great grands.  Each family is contributing something to the meal which makes my job a little easier.  Turkey thawing in the fridge, cranberry sauce cooling in the saucepan, ingredients assembled for the stuffing and a bag of potatoes waiting to be peeled tomorrow.  Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting made, as well as a pumpkin pie and an apple pie is in the oven as I write.  That is dinner done, all that is left to do is setting the table.

What are you thankful for this holiday?

 I am thankful for the good health that my family and my extended family enjoys at this time, as it can change in a moments notice.
Thankful that I am able to prepare a meal as we will have tomorrow, knowing that there are many who are not that fortunate.
Thankful, for my home and garden, and that I can enjoy my hobby of sewing and quilting, and also that  I am physically and financially able to splurge on a vacation and trips.  Many people in their golden years are unable to enjoy these luxury's.

Happy Thanksgiiving.



Barb H said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Patricia. I hope you had a wonderful day with your family--laughter, kindness, and good food. Mine will be in another 5 or 6 weeks--I can wait. :)

saving for travel said...

Sounds like a magical thanksgiving!

Sft x