Friday, October 5, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend

Good Morning Company Girls!

This is a holiday weekend in Canada...Thanksgiving.....other than we always have our holiday on a Monday instead of a Thursday...and ours is in October instead of November.....a Canadian Thanksgiving isn't any different than the American one.

Turkey tops the list as the protein of choice.....plus the usual accompaniments.....mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, rolls(buns), cranberry...various veggies....carrots, peas, or corn....or even broccoli..for the last number of years eldest son has made a lovely sweet potato casserole...all smooth and whipped and calorie laden.....dessert is always pie....pumpkin, for sure...with whipped cream....and an apple and some kind of berry....I usually have some kind of dessert for one of my kids that doesn't care for pie....

This year, because of my broken wrist eldest daughter is hosting the family meal,.....hubby and I still plan on cooking the turkey and then taking it to her house for son-in-law to carve.....
If everyone comes....there might be as many as twenty.....one son and his girlfriend, are doing thanksgiving with her family and Christmas with ours this year and that is fine...that's what happens when they grow up and get connected with other families. Emma says she's coming but I'll truly believe it when I see her walk in the front door....not sure about Corey...it would be nice if he did since he hasn't come to one in a few years.....this year we hope to take my mom with us....it might be confusing for her, her dementia is slowly advancing....but I don't want to leave her at the retirement home, so we'll give it a try.

The plan is to celebrate on Sunday.....that is the day that works best....which is kind of nice cause then you have the holiday on Monday to recover....

I'm actually looking forward to a quiet, relaxing weekend....well, Sunday will be far from quiet but the other days, so far look good....

For the last three weeks I've been looking forward to getting my cast off on Tuesday...but, it would seem...as many people have suggested...that this wont be the case...people have said that this is just a 'check', apparently they remove the cast, take an exray and decide if the cast needs to be reapplied...well, a new one put on....I've been discouraged all week about this but I think they're probably correct...the arm and fingers are still swelling regularly and sometimes I still have some pretty significant pain from it. :-(. I think I'll probably be having another cast put on. Very frustrating since I had great plans for getting my house in order before winter this year....I was purging and organizing...I even had a written out schedule...the basement was supposed to be done for this weekend....not happening, and hubby has warned me that even when I finally have no cast that I'll probably have to take it easy with the arm for awhile.....sigh...you know what they say about the best laid plans.....

On Tuesday, I also have to go for an appointment with a social worker that apparently gives employment support ...Ben is having some significant difficulties with his job at Shoppers Drug Mart...it would seem that he's not doing as well as everyone hoped...then, in a conversation with a worker about something else, this subject came up and she said that there was this employment services that could go into his workplace and help him work out the trouble spots with Ben and his employer....good thing! I hope it works cause I would hate to see him lose his job!

This whole world of intellectually delayed kids in the adult world is a difficult journey to travel and wade thru....they should really give you a manual!

So, that's my world right now....still a little unsettled but that seems to be the new norm.....no quilting yet, which is a bummer.....but I still go to class and have fellowship with the ladies so that's nice.....

Take care everyone and have a wonderful weekend!


2 comments:

Katharine said...

Sorry about your best laid plans, but hopefully it will heal well, even it takes a little longer! I am busy making pies today for our celebration on Sunday, and I even made the cranberries today to get ahead of the game! I hope your Thanksgiving is restful, joyful and full of love!
Blessings!

joyceandnorm said...

Hoping they will have good news for you on Tuesday.

But still so much to be thankful for I'm sure. :) *hugs*