It’s Thanksgiving here in Canada (already!) and fall is in the fullest swing. That sweet, juicy, leaf-filled, cozy and chilly part of autumn is upon us, so suddenly it seems.
Feeling thankful today for:
- our family ease at switching to steaks for supper since we’ve discovered turkey and poultry agrees with our son just as well as eggs do (not at all)
- lots of snippets of time added up to an almost-finished summer flower fairy Halloween costume with an 8-layered tulle skirt, a satin skirt, and a satin overskirt … and a petal skirt on top… oh my
- coming out of those dark shadows & getting to the bottom of how we can help our son to heal – ever so slowly, listening to ourselvs and his body, using allopathic and naturopathic ideas and cures (photo above, from June)
- shea butter, so rich and so emollient, which is helping to see that last tiny bits of his eczema out the door
- finding organic allergen-free bulk chocolate, after a much-shorter-search-than-I-thought and a few phone calls… because that is something I just can’t give up and am delighted to be able to buy in a larger amount to save on the food budget
- the wondrous frenzy of nature around us, with all of this digging, piling, saving, and preserving….
- whole oven-roasted eggplant turned into a delicious dip
- nearly 6-year old girls who, thankfully, can’t see me catch my breath (how did all that growing up happen?)
- the joy that a pair of brand spanking new bright yellow rain boots can bring to a little guy who has started to run, and explore at great speed, and finds footwear to be the most fascinating thing (especially yellow footwear)
- today. A beautiful Monday, which I’m going to go join up now.
For all of you other Canucks, a very happy Thanksgiving to you.