Sunday, October 10, 2010

canadian thanksgiving

Americans celebrate at the end of November, but in our cold, northern climate, our harvest celebration has to be held a wee bit early. So this is the weekend...I've been cooking up a storm, and I'm not even hosting a dinner. There's something about this time of year that draws me into the kitchen...the sights and smells of my local market, the thought of all that lovely food simmering on the stove. Yesterday I baked bread (which is something I love to do) and roasted a beautiful organic chicken. The weather here is beautiful - sunny and warm, and the leaves are at their peak of colourful beauty.I would post a picture, but I have no camera - it's the one thing I lost when my bag was stolen that I haven't been able to replace. I miss it :(

My girl is sitting across the table from me with her laptop up - it feels so good to be sitting with her in these morning hours, working and surfing away. In a few moments we will pack up and head over to my parents' place for Thanksgiving dinner...she's still getting used to the informality of our gatherings. M was thrilled to learn that she could wear a Pink Floyd t-shirt to a family dinner...what I didn't tell her was that I almost wore mine (she bought it for me two weeks ago) and then changed my mind. Both of us showing up for a family dinner in matching t-shirts would be a little...much.

I am so thankful today, for many things. For the shelter and healthy food that I often take for granted. For my amazing family. For work that I love. For two beautiful children who are both going to make a difference in this world. For my gifts. And for my girl. Whether or not you are celebrating today, I hope your day is as full of sunshine and love as mine.

6 comments:

Kalisis Rising said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! And what an auspicious time to make this post - 11:11 - lucky indeed.

I hope you have a wonderful time with your family today and it's so nice to hear that they're welcoming and open to your girl. heehee - so cool to write that, 'your girl'.

Camlin said...

11-11 on 10-10-10. Melyssa says I have a good poker hand :)

reeflightning said...

Happy Thanksgiving Camlin! enjoy your day and the company of those you love:-)

Em said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope it's wonderful.

poet said...

happy thanksgiving to you too. often times we tend to take things for granted, and it is nice to sit, if only for one weekend, and practice gratitude. have a great evening.

LilliGirl said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!