Thanksgiving Weekend 2023 – Give A Turkey A Break

Somehow I’ve managed to skip over most of the 2023 winter, spring and summer! Time flies and it’s not always when you’re having fun.

As we get older there are more health issues. But at least we’ve also had some happy moments, such as our daughter’s wedding that took place in August in Florida. That was sure a big shindig and we all spent a whirlwind week down there. Mind you, Florida weather in August is terribly hot and humid, but at least thankfully we were spared a hurricane.



But as payback for all the fun and joy, both my hubby and myself picked up a virus (no, not Covid!) which put a damper on our appreciation of the event on the way back home. Why is it so damn cold on the airplane?  Unfortunately hubby ended up in hospital for 6 weeks for an unrelated ailment: 2 weeks in ICU, 2 in a regular ward and 2 in a rehabilitation hospital. Now he is thankfully at home, doing quite well, but this sure was a rollercoaster.

So now, after a serious heat wave at the start of fall, we’re suddenly plunged into real fall and not the pretty kind: heavy rains and chilly weather, courtesy of the tail of some Caribbean grown hurricane that hit the east coast of Canada. But as if that weren’t enough, we’ve discovered a new leak in our roof which requires immediate attention from a hopefully capable roofer! Oh well, old age is hitting not just us but our home as well! What else would we spend our savings but on fixing the roof and leaks?

At least our identical twin grandbabies are growing into beautiful boys and are a joy to watch! They got their first grown-up hair cut (at a barber!) and now have officially become toddlers!

Twin Grandbabieis

Twin Grandbabies

So after all we do have a few things to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving weekend!

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Turkey Day

No turkeys were harmed

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Happy New Year 2023

Let’s hope for a much better year in 2023, since 2022 was not exactly stellar in many respects, at least for us.

Oh sure, we still have lots to be happy about in 2022: our twin grandbabies were born last February and are healthy and beautiful, our daughter has found happiness and a soul mate to marry…. Wishing them all a lovely bright future.

But then again, as we get older, our health hasn’t done us many favors. We’re not rocking eternal youth, that’s for sure, but thanks to modern medicine, all the pills we pop help keep ailments at bay, at least hopefully.

It’s winter in Montreal. It started quite a while ago with a vengeance, with lots of snow and quite cold, but just now, for New Year’s Eve, it’s very mild and raining, melting the accumulated snow. I wish it would stay mild for the rest of the winter, but I know it won’t happen. One can hope.

Happy New Year 2023!

Happy New Year 2023!

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