As Thanksgiving weekend stretches ahead of us here in Canada, I’d like to wish all my fellow Canucks a joyous holiday. I hope you get to spend the weekend with your loved ones around you. Neither of my daughters will be joining us as one has to work, and the other lives out of province, but we’ll be having dinner with my hubby’s parents on Sunday, and with mine on Monday. I think we will be well-stuffed!
There are many, many things I’m thankful for as this holiday of gratitude approaches, not the least of which are my fellow gardeners and bloggers of Blotanical. It’s been a wonderful growing season and I have learned so much from you all…and not just about gardening.
I’m grateful that my hubby and I are able to celebrate another Thanksgiving with both sets of parents and that, given their ages, they are all four in reasonable health. I’m thankful beyond expression that my grandson remains healthy and robust and that he continues to be my shining star…that my two daughters and Charlie’s daughter are all well and are making their way in the world in ways that make us exceptionally proud…I’m thankful for my Charlie, who sees my wonderful self good with my rotten side bad, and loves me anyway…I’m grateful for the trumpets of geese, the aroma of wood smoke, the crunch of red apples, the coolness of night, the colors of day.
I am also grateful that we live in a country where — though we may complain about the campaigns and candidates — we are able to head to the polls next Tuesday and exercise our right to vote in a federal election. I think often of those who cannot.
Happy Thanksgiving, all! :-)