Tuesday, October 07, 2008


My world been a swirl of homework and work of late. My work and Willow's homework. Granted, it has been a loooong time since I was in first grade, but I don't remember having homework every night when I was six years old. Or having to write my own word problems. Not solve, but write. She is given an equation and has to write a scenario for it.


I went for a walk with my friend Carrie this afternoon and she mentioned she loved Halloween because it meant Christmas was right around the corner, unlike in Canada. I looked at her sideways. "Um, Carrie? Halloween is the same day in Canada as it is in the US." She responded, "You're not listening - I'm talking about Thanksgiving!" Oh. Yes, I think Canadian Thanksgiving is this coming weekend. My American friends react oddly to it - as if by virtue of the fact the pilgrams landed at Plymouth Rock that they have some proprietary claim to a holiday called Thanksgiving. I looked up Canadian Thanksgiving and found this, "As a liturgical festival, Thanksgiving corresponds to the English and continental European Harvest festival, with churches decorated with cornucopias, pumpkins, corn, wheat sheaves, and other harvest bounty..." There you go.


I found out tonight at my SnB that my favourite barista is leaving... because he graduates from high school in the Spring and has lots of work to do between now and then. Bad, huh? I told Andrew this when I got home and he said, "Cute boy?" Gack. Am I that obvious? Yes, very cute boy. Very nice, too. And I know I am not the only one in my knitting group to think so!

1 comment:

Bezzie said...

Now I'm curious, do Canadians have bloodsport shopping on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving weekend? Proprietary claim or not, it ain't Thankgsiving without a post-turkey consumer-induced mass trampling!