Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Wow... a week already?

Time certainly gets past me these days. Just now, I realized it has been seven days since I last posted anything. But I guess when every weekend is spent at the MoS's place and not mine, I don't spend much time on the computer at all. I do a quick check of emails, and zip through facebook for the latest, but that is all.

It was Thanksgiving this past weekend up here in Canada. My American neighbours to the south have theirs towards the end of November, so there will be a flurry of Thanksgiving posts from them in a bit more than a month. The MoS and I had a turkey dinner, with all the fixings, all by ourselves. It was very scrumptious, if I do say so myself!

I had picked up a fresh turkey (12 lbs) from my local meat shop, made a bread stuffing and roasted it to perfection. There was potatoes and other assorted veggies, a lusciously dark gravy and for dessert, something a wee bit different. It is very traditional to have pumpkin pie. I didn't feel like making one, as I had whipped up another one of those maple pumpkin cheesecakes for Monday's family gathering, so I picked up the next best thing: pumpkin pie ice cream!!! The MoS had never had it and wasn't too sure he'd like it. He loves pumpkin pie and I assured him since that was the case, he would definitely like the ice cream! Needless to say, it was a hit.

Monday saw us get together with my family for lasagna. Not your usual Thanksgiving dinner, but none of us care what we eat... we just like to hang out together! My two great nieces were very wound up (they are 8 and 5) and kept us very entertained. The 5 year old handed out fake $100 bills, which she then proceeded to collect from us for some very pricey "popcorn" she was making using yellow game pieces. She's going to be a shyster when she grows up! The 8 year old spent a lot of effort trying to convince her mother why she shouldn't have to eat any more veggies but should get an extra piece of cheesecake. We all agreed she's going to be a solicitor.

This week has been (and will continue to be) an assortment of appointments. Physio on Wed., the chiropractor Thursday, winter tires ordered Tuesday and arrived on Wednesday so I need to call in the morning tomorrow to make the installation appointment. Hoping tomorrow afternoon will work. Then Friday morning sees a trip to the podiatrist to have a minor ingrown toenail dealt with. It has been 20 years since my toe was crushed by a box containing a computer desk, and I've always managed to keep it trimmed but lately it's always tender so the time has come. Thankfully, it has never been infected but the older I get, the harder it is to trim and the less flexible I am. Cross your fingers that we don't get rain for a few days after that, because wearing a shoe will be a bit difficult! Better now than the middle of winter, though.

Friday evening it will be back to the MoS's place for the weekend. We met for a couple of drinks and dinner this evening and when I asked him if there was anything he'd like to do this weekend, he said "Yes... fly to Vancouver for a few days but I can't... because I'm broke!" Being in the same state, plus being on a restricted income, I can commiserate. One day, I said... one day.

I know I am not posting as often as I used to, and not even commenting as often either, but I do try and get around to read everyone's blogs when I can.


  1. Sounds like alls good in Ponita-World. Excellent.

    Your Thanksgiving sounded wonderful, with your fantastic MoS and your family. I like a woman who can make a celebration last over days.

    It's good to see you happy.

  2. If you're ever going to read my blog, you'll need to update your blog list first.

    Blog when you can, but live your life first.

  3. Busy busy - I'm just worried that when you are totally fit again you won't have time to work:)
    I really must try pumpkin ice cream. I wonder if it is available over here. I don't really believe you when you say you don't mind what you eat. I think you relish your food as much as I do.
    Hope the toe is dealt with painlessly.

  4. A few years ago, my cousin held Thanksgiving dinner at his house and cooked the turkey in a big fryer in his back yard. It was fantastic. One of the best meals ever.

  5. Given a choice, I'd go for real life, too.

  6. Roses: We know how to party here in the Wilds of Canadia! :-)

    Dave: I had meant to, but if I don't write things down, I don't remember to do them. You are now updated. Thanks for the reminder.

    Pat: If I could afford to not work, I'd not go back! I'd much rather live life instead. And if you can find pumpkin pie ice cream, do give it a try.

    The toe won't be painless, once the local anaesthetic wears off, I can tell you that. I've been through this once already so I know what to expect. It's not horrible, though.

    UB: The MoS wants to get one of those deep fryers! Maybe for Christmas... I've not had deep fried turkey but have heard from several people that it is wonderful!

    Von LX: Yes, it is a step up for sure. Well, most of my real life is... the shoulder thing I could have lived without. How's reality in Germany these days?


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