THANKSGIVING!

This weekend is Thanksgiving! Canadian Thanksgiving! Ours is quite a lot earlier than the American holiday, which I am personally in favour of. I like having the two biggest eating holidays of the year spread out. I can’t imagine having Thanksgiving less than a month before Christmas. That wouldn’t even give me enough time to properly fit in my pants again. Someone should have thought of that when designating the American holidays (not like you guys have a lot to be overly thankful for right now anyway with all the BS going on in your country).

Anyway, I’m excited to eat a lot, and my stretchy pants are laid out and ready for the weekend. My Dad and Mona are in Florida right now, and my Mom and Eric live in BC, so I will be celebrating this Thanksgiving with Evan’s family. First time for a big holiday! It’s kinda like Meet The Parents (but I have already met the parents and the family). Hopefully I don’t embarrass myself too badly. But I probably will. I can’t eat anything without getting it all over my face. Just ask Evan (I like to think he finds it endearing).

At least I know this time that his Grandma doesn’t like hugging, so I won’t go in for a huge one and get shafted. Unlike the first time I met her when I hugged her and her arms stayed stiffly at her sides the entire time. Not awkward at all. Evan whispered to me afterwards “I forgot to tell you Grandma’s not a hugger.” Thanks for the heads up!

We will be gone from Saturday until Monday. Brotherman is coming with us, and Ian will be away with his family, so this leaves Winnie. Poor little Winnie, all aloney on her owney. Coming with us would be no good for her as she HATES the car and going on a car ride for two hours would not be her dream (it would in fact be her nightmare). Normally leaving her alone for a few days is fine. If you’re not cat savvy maybe you are unaware of this, but cats are super easy. Throw down some extra food and water and they’re good for days (and this is why I have a cat and not a dog). However, because of Winnie’s recent health issues I have been iffy on leaving her, even though she will really only be on her own for one full day.

So Evan found this app that you can download on both your phone and your computer, and it is basically like a nanny cam, so you can watch what’s going on in your house when you’re not there, FROM YOUR PHONE. Pretty cool stuff. So we will be able to monitor Winnie while we’re away. Is that creepy? Apparently there is a motion sensor also, and you get a notification when something moves. Not that I want to be glued to my phone watching Winnie all weekend, but it will be nice to be able to check in (and see if she craps on the floor, which is what gave away her kidney issues in the first place).

I was touched that Evan suggested this AND I’m excited because I have always wanted to know what Winnie does when no one’s home. Probably just sleep, as usual. But I like to think she is throwing a cat party with all her friends (though she has no friends). Either way, we can keep an eye on her.

Maybe she will spend her time plotting how she is going to get her little paws on more ham. She is obsessed recently, and Evan and Brotherman joke that every time she meows she is actually saying “HAM!!!! HAM! HAAAAM!”

Anyway, this should be an interesting experiment.

Tonight is my friend Lisa’s birthday celebration at an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant, so basically it’s like Thanksgiving has come early. I’ll just be eating all weekend long, which makes me happy.

Evan texted me yesterday afternoon and said he and Brotherman were toying with the idea of East Side Mario’s for dinner, but also that he took a chicken out earlier and the chicken would be the healthy choice, and what did I think? I thought about it for a moment before saying that the next day was all-you-can-eat sushi and Saturday and Sunday would be all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving dinner so…why wait to get started on the eating fest? Why have chicken when I can have unlimited salad, bread and pasta?

I chose East Side Marios.

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My pants and I will deal with the aftermath next week when this is all over.

Have a great weekend, and a great long weekend and HAPPY THANKSGIVING if you are Canadian!

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13 responses to “THANKSGIVING!

  1. What’s the name of that app? I’m soooo curious now about what my cat does all day long. I like to think he sits around reading all of our books like this: http://www.gifcrap.com/g2data/albums/Animals/Cat%20Reading%20The%20Art%20Of%20Military%20Strategy.gif

  2. I’m sure it wasn’t your intention to imply that we are unappreciative, but speaking as an American, I know that I will ALWAYS have so much to be thankful for, namely the Constitution that allows me the freedoms I enjoy and the brave men and women who risk their lives protecting and defending those freedoms regardless of political issues in Washington.

    Enjoy your holiday!

    • No it definitely was not, and I apologize if it came across that way. Those are absolutely amazing things to be thankful for, and I am thankful for those things also. I was thinking more of the furloughed workers who must be having a hard time right now. If I had weeks off without pay I wouldn’t be in the most thankful mood.
      And thank you!

  3. I need to follow this philosophy for at least this evening. It’s the first of our soon to be monthly “wine club” — though we’re not actually like picking wines and commenting on them, we’re just bringing wine and food and complaining about life.

    P.S. I would watch my dog and cat constantly. I am sure they throw parties when I’m not home.

    • Ah that sounds like my book club, which should be called the “Drinking Wine and Eating Club” as that’s all we do. And yeah, bitch about things of course.
      I bet they do. I’ll have them invite Winnie next time.

  4. I hope you enjoy watching hours upon hours of Winnie sleeping! haha. Couldnt you have found someone to watch her? heck, im around all weekend! hahaha have a great Thanksgiving!

    • Yeah, that’s probably what it will be. Probably, but really it’s just for one day and my regular catsitter is away. She’ll be fine, she’s been much better since her vet visit so I am mostly just worried about the crapping on the floor thing.
      You have a great Thanksgiving too!

  5. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving/Eatsgiving! Also, good call on East Sides. Unfortunately the last time we tried to go we found out that location closed!

  6. That’s one thing in Australia that i wish we had – Thanksgiving. Maybe Kel and i will just have to start the tradition.
    Have a wonderful time and eat lots of yummy food for me! 😀

  7. I am a furloughed worker, and I STILL have things to be thankful for. Shocking, huh? Regardless of my work situation, I have my wonderful family, snuggly pets, the beauty and peacefulness of a hike along the river on a fall day, the constitution that allows me to be FREE, my supportive and loving friends… I will have a grateful and joyous spirit, no matter what my government is up to. Trial does not mean dispare…