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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Odds and Sods

Richard at Forbidden Planet tagged me for sharing my desktop picture except that I always change it...every day! I get bored easily and I'm a teacher so I have a natural inclination to put seasonal signatures on everything. ( I also decorate my husband's home chiropractic office, outside and inside!) I've given you a sampling....

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving and is a long weekend. The kids have been in school five weeks and need their first break. Many people go to their cottages and might close them if they are not winterized. Actually, the weather for today and all weekend is going to be a summery 26C with a real feel of 30! We've had an unbelievable mild fall. Last Thanksgiving, we were sitting outside before the dinner as if it were summer and it looks like that'll be possible again this year.

We usually host it but because of the renovation mess we're in, I'll gladly give that one up! My sister, who lives on a farm, is hosting it. What better place to celebrate the bountiful harvest than a farm that grows peas, corn, squash, pumpkins,soybeans and apples? The farm is also alive with beef cattle in the pastures, and many cats and kittens cavorting around the barn.

The family has a great time gathered around the huge kitchen and eagerly awaiting the turkey dinner. All of us leave with a full bag of Paula Red apples and a big orange pumpkin.

I can smell and taste it now! Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians!

See last year's Thanksgiving post here.

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Anonymous colleen said...

I love the flow of the journey of images here. I think in seasonal terms too, after doing the Museletter all these years and looking for seasonal graphics to clip. But I never change my desktop. I hate doing anything on the computer that I don't have to do because it's like a language I don't speak well...or at all!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Blogger Richard said...

You change it every day?! Wow!

I barely see mine because it is always covered with windows, so there is no need to change it. My home desktop wallpaper is just so I know at a glance who is logged in.

Lovely photos, especially the one labelled cottage (the red sun over the lake).

Friday, October 05, 2007

Blogger Lynette said...

What gorgeous pictures and your Canadian Thanksgiving celebration sounds soo wonderful MOI!! Our Thanksgiving is next month and there is always lots of good things to eat, I'm looking forward to it. I hope the rennovations are coming along well.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Blogger Rapunzel said...

Your Thanksgiving date makes so much more sense, closer to Mabon which is pretty much Pagan Thanksgiving. :-) Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Colleen: I didn't even know there was a flow..I just picked the photos I liked in no order! Neat! I look through my pics a lot and it's only 1 button click so I do it often. It's the teacher in me!

Richard: See above comment. I love changing things up and it's easy. That pic was a sunset at my sister's cottage on Haliburton Lake. I'm blowing it up and placking it for them.

Lynette: Thanks, Lynette! I don't know how you guys wait so long for Thanksgiving as a Harvest Festival and that's so close to Christmas. It's atypical this and sunny! We haven't even had frost yet.

Rapunzel: I don't know much about Mabon but I'm lesrning more at your blog about all that. Harvest time is just over so it makes sense to have it now.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! Hope I'm on time for your thanksgiving. I love celebrating thanskgiving in a farm...that special fragrance and air and color so different from other seasons. Happy Thanksgiving. I miss the pumpkins living here.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Blogger Bobealia... said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Those pumpkins are beauties!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Blogger Pauline said...

marvelous photos! wish I was there for dinner - Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Anonymous Coll said...

Thanksgiving at the farm... that just sounds so inviting. And 26C.. unbelievable. :-)

Wishing you and yours a very happy and peaceful Thanksgiving.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Blogger Annelisa said...

Hi MOI - lovely to read about your thanksgiving sounds heavenly! My kids were away this weekend, so I was out and about, but no-one I was with mentioned thanksgiving, so I was unaware it was this weekend.

I don't know that we celebrate it in such a way anyhow. We certainly have the 'Harvest Festival', a service where there's lots of offerings of fruit, vegetables and also many packaged food donated by lots of people, which are later shared to those who need it. I've never sat down at a thanksgiving meal though.

Re desktops, my daughter constantly changes the background, and the mouse (at the moment is an arrow with a horrible trail behind it that makes my eyes go funny! :-( ), so I just leave her to it!

Hope everything's well with you, and your health is holding out - I think of you often...


Monday, October 08, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Twilite: Yes, I bet you do miss these brilliant colours! I'll save some "punkin pie" for you!

Bobealia: too, when you celebrate both Cdn and American I suppose!

Pauline: Thanks! I'll save you some if you save me some in Nov. at your dinner!

Coll: Thanks! You too. It's 30C today and so muggy! They did the turkey on the spit in the BBQ it was so hot!

Annelisa: I think of you a lot too!
I'll have some turkey for you some year, although I know that English people don't fancy pumpkin pie and think it's uncivilised! Ever had it?
I wouldn't have thought you had our Thanksgiving but most countries have some kind of harvest festival.

(I'll e-mail you soon to update!)

Monday, October 08, 2007

Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm excited for American Thanksgiving in late November...I'm already planning the menu. Any good recipes you can pass along?

Monday, October 08, 2007

Blogger gr said...

beautiful weekend, isn't it?

Monday, October 08, 2007

Blogger TopChamp said...

Hello - hope you had fun (sure you will have!).

Why is Canadian Thanksgiving now?

Monday, October 08, 2007

Blogger Diana said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wish ours weren't so late but wouldn't want it quite so early as yours. Perhaps something in a nice, early November.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Mona: Thanks! Wow, you plan ahead!

Gr: A record for sure! 30 today again!

Top Champ: Probably because it coincides with out harvest time up here in ore northerly climes.

Diana: This year's has seemed a little early so I wouldn't mind if it were a bit later.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! Thank you so did you know I love pumpkin pie! What a treat!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


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