Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cozy Cottage Thanksgiving 2012

 Thanksgiving was at the cottage this year & I think we've started a new tradition. The weather was great as was the company & the fall colours are beautiful out here on the east coast. Everyone arrived on Thursday afternoon & I promised them all a lasagna dinner with garlic bread...and a story over dinner! The story was that on my way home from that  afternoon of  rug hooking & sobey shopping I was pulled over by the RCMP, those that have driven with me know why!  The officer said he caught me doing 117km but once I saw him got it down to 105km, still too fast in a 80km. He took my information & went back to his cruiser & upon returning told me I would have lost 3 points & had a 172$ fine. My heart fell & adrenaline was heightened even higher as I shook & took my information back...NO ticket, just a warning to slow it down! the moose are everywhere he warned me & at my speeds I wouldn't stand a chance. He told me I could do 90km & that is all! What luck I have with me!! I wished him a very Happy Thanksgiving & again was thankful for where I am & all the kindness that's instilled on me by strangers here in New Brunswick.

 The table set for Thanksgiving, Diesel was waiting for any crumb to drop as he savored the smell of the turkey cooking.

Can you smell what I smell...turkey yum!

Diesel waiting patiently for the feast

Everyone curled up after the Thanksgiving Day feast. Me on the couch, Diesel next to me & resting his head on Boris, who was cozy under his blanket with his wee head poking out.

Turkey dreams.....with full tummies.

This is how we spent our evenings together last winter in Ontario, all three of us on the couch.
Buddies for sure!
Hi Bill!


Nicholas all set up for his long weekend with some serious gaming in mind.

This was going to be where we where to have our meals...we ate the first meal & the last meal on this table! The rest of the time it was for Nick & the cat, Tommy,  to eat his dinner away from the dogs.

We barely heard from him...just the clicking of the keyboard.

He never missed a meal with us though!

On Thanksgiving Day I took the time to visit with a few friends that  are close to my heart. Virgine & I write through the winters together & see each other when I'm here. She's in Miramichi Hospital, waiting to get into a seniors home. This is one sweet lady from Baie-Sainte-Anne.
Her lungs are not as strong as they once were, she always calls me her angel. I'm glad I can make her smile & happy,  when I'm around her.

Then it was off to Hardwicke to wish Theodore & Jean a Happy Thanksgiving.
This couple has been married 55 years & still going strong. I love the energy that both of them have & want the secret to a long happy life too! We are the company we keep!

                                                              Mitchell, Bill, & Nicholas

Yes Mitchell you do have the luck of the horseshoe... above your head!

My, my,  how these boys have grown.  I see it in photos but in my heart they are my little ones...not me! I feel like the child's story, I'll Love You For Always. Mitchell came into this world weighing 8lbs-2ozs. The doctor yelled push at me & I yelled back, PULL!
Bill & I - he's trying to reduce his height with me...how's he doing?

Thanks for taking our photos Nick.

Boris has gained a few pounds over the last few days with Diesel  here & he always tries to out eat Diesel.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It was cozy here at the cottage and so great to see everyone, it will be Christmas before we're all together again.
 Safe flight to you Bill, Nick, Mitch, & Diesel.

November will be here soon enough & the cottage will be closed till the spring and I head back to Ontario to face the winter. With all these wonderful memories to laugh about upon our next time together.


  1. How nice to have all your family with you for Thanksgiving. I see that you all had a great time.
    You are a kind soul to visit elderly friends on Thanksgiving. Everyone looks happy and relaxed.

    I don't know about you but I find that the time is going so fast, it's already time to take out the winter cloths out of storage. It won't be long before the snow flies.
    Happy thanksgiving to you.

  2. We are very blessed when we are able to spend special occasions with family & friends.