Monday, October 13, 2008

Giving Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. We always hold our family feast on Sunday of the long Thanksgiving weekend. So yesterdy John and I stuffed ourselves with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy and of course pumpkin pie. The smell of turkey is wafting through the house today too...I am boiling the turkey carcass and will be making turkey soup later today.

I should mention here that our Giant Schnauzer/Poodle mix Cassie decided to help herself to pumpkin pie as well. Unlike last year (when she ate a full pie) she only got a mouthful before having it taken away. (someday I will learn that nothing is safe on the kitchen counter)

Anyway, although the stock market is crashing and the world is in economic upheaval, we do have lots to be thankful for.

I am thankful for... husband and partner in life, John, who makes every day a good day (even on our bad days)
...our children, who are all great people and wonderful contributors to society
...our grandchildren, who are young enough to still think it's exciting to visit their Baba and Bama
...our cat, dogs, and guineas who ensure we never have a dull day around here
...our neighbours, who have generously helped us to adapt to country living (teaching us how to raise guinea hens, giving advice on dealing with wildlife, inviting me into their homes to learn how to make pickles, shooting porcupines out of our trees...)
...our wonderful home in the country, which gives me reason to give thanks for the beauty of nature every day
...our friends and family who keep in touch and come to visit us in our new home and province
...and my blogging friends, who generously share their lives and take some interest in mine

What are you thankful for? Happy Thanksgiving

1 comment:

leslie said...

happy thanksgiving, sara!
i am thankful for h-kun. who is super patient.
and that we can live. and not have constant financial stress. and for this great country i call home. japan.