Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Bag Lady had yesterday off from both her jobs, and decided to take a day off from blogging, too! She needed some time to get caught up on all her duties at home - laundry, bill-paying, organizing her new cabinets in her back porch. She didn't get everything done (is housework ever really finished?) but she did make some progress.

The weather was another factor in her decision to get some much-needed work done inside her house. It snowed all day yesterday! The temperature never rose above freezing, and it was depressing to look outside. It's much too early for it to be this cold - the normal average temperature here for this time of year is around +11C. Yesterday's high temperature was only -3C. And the cold snap is expected to continue for the next five days. Sigh. She really hopes that it does warm up before winter actually sets in - she still has to dig the potatoes and turnips in her garden!

The Bag Lady is looking forward to the Thanksgiving weekend, though. She does have to work the evening shift tonight, then the day shift Saturday and Sunday, but has invitations for two different Thanksgiving meals - one on Sunday and another on Monday! She will resemble a stuffed turkey herself after eating two meals prepared by two such fabulous cooks.

The weather is also forcing the Rancher to think seriously about bringing the cows home. If it remains this cold and the water supply where they are freezes, the cows will start wandering, looking for water. So there may also be cattle chasing and moving in the Bag Lady's immediate future!

She hopes all her Canadian blog-buddies have great Thanksgiving weekends, and everyone else has a great regular weekend!

25 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Happy Thanskgiving to you, too.
It'll turn all warmish and seasonal next week--so they claim--and you'll get those last root veggies in the bin for the winter.
A good frost turns a turnip sweeter.

carla said...

happy happy thanksgiving, BL!

Scrumpy said...

I would LOVE to know about some of your typical Thanksgiving dishes. I'm looking for inspiration for my meal this year.

Missicat said...

Is it Thanksgiving already? WHAT?
oh...wait...whew! Thought I skipped a month there!
Have a happy happy weekend!

bunnygirl said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Maybe I should take the day off, too. Oh, wait. They might then want me to work on American Thanksgiving instead. Never mind. Enjoy the holiday!

Geosomin said...

Happy turkey day BL!
Hope you have a nice weekend.

POD said...

Does this mean more liquor?

Can we celebrate down here?

CherylK said...

First of all, we're possibly getting snow tomorrow, thank you very much, since it's coming from Canada. If Minnesota were only a tiny bit further south...

Second, I hope all of you in Canada have a deliciously warm Thanksgiving. And I'm with Scrumpy - woule love to know what you have for Thanksgiving dinner.

CherylK said...

And I'm with POD, too...more liquor? Possibly a lovely wine?

Sagan said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! It's good to take a bit of time off.

I was invited to two dinners as well, but they both fall on the same night. It could be a very turkey-full day.

Melissa said...

Happy Thanksgiving Bag Lady!!!

:-| I wish we had it this early. Ours is WAY too close to December holidays.

I promise to get your drawing done by then, btw! I did get a good start on it.

Reb said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sis! You can enjoy one of those meals for me, I don't think I'll be having one until maybe next weekend.

The Fifth Sparrow said...

Hope everyone here and South has a super weekend too! I would also like to join the POD movement and endorse more liquor for everyone. Perhaps we should put POD up for the Nobel Prize? *hic* I'm just sayin'...

JavaChick said...

Hey Bag Lady, you have my sympathies; it is way too early for snow! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

solarity said...

Enjoy Thanksgiving, everyone--why should it be only one to a customer? Hoping Bag Lady gets some more warm weather to be thankful for...

Mary Anne in Kentucky

kcinnova said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
I do hope it warms up and gives you a chance to dig those potatoes without freezing your fingers off!

I admit, I'm glad to have another month before I have to make a big turkey dinner. September & October are 2 too-busy months for me... I can't add a big Thanksgiving dinner in there, too!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, everyone, for your comments! The Rancher decided we had to bring the cows home today, so we got an early start on that, then I had to rush off to work!
Scrumpy - I'm afraid we stick pretty close to traditional around here. Turkey, dressing, ham, potatoes.... veggies (turnip is usually my choice!) and pumpkin dessert.

messymimi said...

I wish you a beautiful Thanksgiving, and no, housework is never finished. That is called job security. ;D

Hilary said...

Baggie I'm glad someone is doing the cooking and entertaining for you this year. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. :)

Crabby McSlacker said...

I always forget you Canadians are way ahead of us on thanksgiving. Hope it's a great one!!!!

the Bag Lady said...

Messymimi - that's true, isn't it?! :)

Hilary - it's nice to not have to worry about doing the cooking! Happy Thanksgiving!

Crabby - Thanks! It's going to be a cool Thanksgiving, literally!

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Terrie

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, dfTerrie! Good to see you!

Gena said...

I hope it's a great one! I knew yours was coming up soon, but I couldn't remember what date. Heck, I can never remember the date of my own Thanksgiving!

Aleta said...

I saw "Happy Thanksgiving" and thought - What? Did I fall asleep for that long???