Canadian Westcoast Thanksgiving dinner. Baked sockeye salmon with cream cheese, chives and shrimp, mashed sweet potato and grilled asparagus… And some nice wine.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadian bloggers 🙂
Today is the day after Thanksgiving (at least it is here in Canada), I am tired, I walked to work in cool, foggy weather (fall is upon us I am afraid), and I am wishing I was still at home in my frumpy, warm, cozy jammies. Instead I am sitting at my desk wishing I had a warmer sweater while dorking out to classic 70/80’s music, drinking coffee and eating red chili infused dark chocolate (mmmmm the breakfast of champions).
Thanksgiving a day of mixed feelings… the day to focus on all that we are thankful for, yet it seems to stir the pot and remind me of one’s who are absent and the way things used to be. Kind of a bitter sweet holiday (actually all holidays are like that). There is so much to be grateful for, so many blessings, yet they can be tainted with the soft hues of days gone by, of people missing and memories long since past. And yet at the same time I always find a glimmer of the future shining through. I don’t really know how to stay grounded in the present I’m afraid. For me holidays are a melting pot of emotion, a juxtaposition of sorts really.
I actually do not have much to say today, perhaps it’s that left over sleepy feeling from over indulging on turkey and home-made stuffing. Yay for left-overs! I am definitely looking forward to a cholesterol sandwich for dinner tonite: squishy white bread topped with mayo, turkey, a layer of cranberry sauce, gravy and stuffing, mmm-mmm-mmmm… definitely not healthy but oh so good! (and kinda messy – NOT a eat in front of some-one you wanna impress meal that’s for sure).
I think I will leave it at that…
Duran Duran – Save a Prayer (I told you I was doing an 80’s thing this morning)