Monday, October 13, 2008

Reality Check

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving and as I write this it is just around noon. So far today I have made the dressing for the turkey, stuffed the turkey and put it on to roast, started the turnip puff, made the blueberry crisp for dessert, washed all the pots and pans, turned on the dishwasher and washed and hung out to dry two loads of laundry. The truth is that I am feeling anything but thankful. Resentful and grouchy would be closer to my current state...

However, if I take a step back and look at my life, I really should be more grateful and thankful. I have two wonderful children, who are both bright and healthy. I myself am healthy. My husband is healthy. Both Mr. Me and myself are gainfully employed with jobs that allow us to afford a beautiful home and some perks that we truthfully take for granted. We live in a democratic country that affords us rights, priveleges and freedoms that many can't even dream of. (A special note to my fellow Canadians, don't forget to vote tomorrow. I don't care how you vote so long as you vote your conscience.) So even though I'm going to go and iron now, I really should be more appreciative, although I'd rather be knitting!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

3 comments:

Channon said...

Voting and Thanksgiving, back to back. That's a nice touch, I think... Happy Thanksgiving and voting!

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

2 days late...I meant to wish you a happy Thanksgiving on Monday. Your stole progress looks great, I love that color.

Lisa said...

Albeit late, Happy Thanksgiving! I'm also glad that you got to vote as well.

I may need that turnip recipe....start a new food tradition with my own Thanksgiving....