Nov 24, 2011
Another Round of Thanks
Although we Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving back in October, I have always enjoyed American Thanksgiving as an official start to the holiday season.
I've long been a fan of the Macy's parade, and each year I take the day off to watch the parade, bake and decorate my home. I've been doing it since I was in high school, when my amazing mother would call me in "sick" to the school so I could stay home and enjoy the day.
Out comes the Winter greenery, the twinkle lights, and at my mom's house, her collection of village houses and assorted people and animals. It's a funny set up. Everything is mis-matched and in different sizes. But she loves it. It suits our strange and wonderful family!
At my house, I like to keep the breakables to a minimum or there would be cat-induced carnage for sure. This is the first time my latest addition, Beau, will have experienced a decorated tree - so that will be interesting.
So, while I deck the halls and drink egg nog and watch the giant balloons float by on the television, I wanted to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving! Travel safe and find some time to enjoy the beginning of a rather hectic season!