Monday, October 12, 2009

Thanksgiving

As many of you know it is Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend. I love Thanksgiving. It may be one of my favourite holidays. It's the only holiday where no one yells at you for wishing them a happy day or that has been taken over by commercialism. It's simply a day to be thankful and eat yummy food. For primary(Sunday school), I spent the week leading up studying what the Prophets and Scriptures have said about gratitude. So when my Saturday turned into a bit of a gong show, I was in a good frame of mind.

Here is a low down of all the things I'm grateful for.

It was the coldest Thanksgiving in 50 years and I was outside selling girl guide(scout) cookies all day on Saturday.
  1. I'm thankful that I own 3 pairs of long underwear, 3 pairs of winter boots for different types of snow and cold, 8 different hats, 6 scarves, 4 pairs of gloves and mittens with some extras, and 7 winter coats(and I'm making a new one).
  2. I'm thankful that I have a new furnace that is keeping my house nice and toasty warm.
  3. I'm thankful for a programmable thermostat to save money.
  4. I'm thankful I have a closet full of blankets.
  5. I'm thankful for hot water that I can use to thaw myself out.

The car I rented got a flat tire and I couldn't leave the store where we were selling cookies because I was needed for leader to child ratios.

  1. I'm thankful for tow trucks that changed the tire and put the little doughnut on.
  2. I'm thankful to the girl from the car rental place that came to the other side of the city to switch out my car.
  3. I'm thankful for the new car that has seat warmers and a fantastic stereo.

I spend my entire Saturday selling cookies, by the end my back was killing me because I was bending over dealing with all the money and standing on concrete and I needed to finish my pies for dinner the next day.

  1. I'm thankful for takeout.
  2. I'm thankful for pay per view movies.
  3. I'm thankful for drugs, lots of drugs.
  4. I'm thankful my roommate peeled and sliced all the apples.

I have so many things to be thankful for. Yesterday, I had a very yummy dinner at my friend's house and today I had pumpkin pie for breakfast and I'm still in my pajamas and it's almost lunch.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Canadian Thanksgiving and know that I'm thinking about you.

5 comments:

wilkinson_fam said...

Happy Thanksgiving, my favorite Canadian! I wish I was there to celebrate with you. You are such a fabulous woman. I am proud to call you my friend.

Razzle Dazzle Mom said...

Love all your thankfulness! You set such an example for me! :)

kk Leilani said...

I'm thankful for you and I'm thankful I get to read your post. You are wonderful. love you

The Sorensen Bunch said...

I remember celebrating canadian thanksgiving with you in the MTC-oh canada!!!! You make me smile with your thakfulness...your recent dating experiences in the post below had me laughing too.Can i come ride in you heated seated car? wahoo! LOVE YOU!

wilkinson_fam said...

Thanks for your comment on party game ideas. I DO have a single male friend attending. Only one problem. He's gay.

Still interested?