Last weekend was Thanksgiving, and I had a really great weekend. Greg and I went on a walking tour of London, a sort of theatrical production where you walk around London at night and at select old buildings and other locations there would suddenly appear 1 or two actors who would then tell us [or act out] the historical claims of that spot. It was very cool, the weather was perfect and the night was completed perfectly by hitting a Subway and splitting a steak and cheese sub while we chugged chocolate milk 🙂
The next day we [joined by his kids and his parents] headed to his aunts house in Cambridge where we had our first Thanksgiving dinner of the holiday. The food was great, the people were great, and the weather was great. After our huge meal a group of us went hiking in a nearby conservation area and then later I was taught how to play Euchre, which I found reasonably enjoyable! That night, we returned to Gregs place and sat out in the sunroom playing "Go Fish" with the kids. It turns out that although I may be able to master Euchre rather quickly, I need some serious coaching in a game of Go Fish.
On Sunday we headed to St. Catharines for our second Thanksgiving dinner at mom and dads. Mom really went above and beyond this year with a few fancy desserts and the sunroom all set up for proper dining. She was also wearing this sweet red blouse.. hmm, I wonder if it will fit me? 😛 Dinner was great and afterwards Greg and I, joined by Becky, took a walk to the back of the property and sat up in the tree shelter for a while. After depositing Becky back at the house and helping mom do the dishes we headed out, rented a movie and just vegged with some appetizers on the couch.
Monday was the Balls Falls Thanksgiving Festival, and an extremely hot day! It was really cool to go to the fair for the first time, and they had the pioneer village all opened up to the public. We sat in the old church and listened to a guitarist, bought fresh stone ground flour from the grist-mill and ate home-made apple fritters that were made right in front of us in huge cauldrons over fire (and served by women in pioneer gowns!). We looked at hand carved wood dishes, jewellery, had an ugly disagreement over styles of stained glass (:P) and split a burger, fries and pop. We left around 3pm and headed to his parents place.
So, during this whole weekend, I was "thankful" for a variety of things. My relationships with my loved ones, my time that I have to spend with these people, my home, my job, my animals… so many things, so many blessings. But the best part, what I was REALLY looking forward to all weekend, was going to Gregs parents place where my new car was parked and waiting for me to take home 😀
Thats right folks, I got a new car, and I love it 😀 Its a 2005 Ford Focus, with heated seats, cd player, brand new condition, only 61000 km on it… and a whole bunch of other things that mean nothing to me. All I know is that when I lift the hood its all shiny and black and full of vital fluids 😀 Best of all – its mine, and I am VERY thankful. Gregs dad says you cant out-give God. How true 🙂
Hope you all had a great one!