Saturday, October 15, 2005

Canadian Thanksgiving!

Another year, two thanksgivings! Gotta love having an international marriage! Of course, the REAL canadian thanksgiving was this past monday but we were right in the middle of our move, so we are having it this weekend. It sure makes us work harder getting everything set up and put away, but it's a lot of fun.

"I'm thankful for my health, my childhood, and spell check. I'm thankful for our new hot water tank and how we no longer have to coordinate our dishwashing with our bathing. I'm thankful for the wide range of flavors potato chips come in--mesquite barbecue in particular. For platform shoes. For coincidences. I'm thankful for all the people who ever left, in those dishes by the cashier, a penny I later used. That I don't know everything that people say behind my back. I'm thankful I was born after the advent of indoor plumbing, and after the popularity of corsets. I'm thankful for insect repellent, nonstick pans, and Velcro. I'm thankful that people in real life don't spontaneously break into song like they do in musicals, and that some weeds look like flowers, and that at the end of a really bad day there is sleep. I'm thankful for maybe."
adapted from an Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

I'm thankful for Thanksgivings. I'm thankful for turkey and stuffing and Marie Pat's sweet potato recipe. I'm thankful for my husband, my family, and my friends. For my job, the work we do, and the countries in which I'm from. For those less fortunate and all I learn from their happiness. I'm thankful for our new house and the moving company that helped make it our home. I'm thankful for changes of seasons, cozy fireplaces and hot apple cider. I'm thankful for email and voip. I'm thankful to my God and Savior for each day He gives me breath.

What are you thankful for?

1 comment:

jessicanatebecker said...

I'm thankful for you, Cheri!
Wow, I'm so excited you are blogging! I can't wait to add your link to my page!
My mom always says brief and frequent is better than long and far between. I will check in with your blog every day, even just for a moment to hear about your traffic jam or whatever! Say hi to Mars and Lugs!