Happy Thanksgiving, Canada

Ever wonder who had Thanksgiving Dinner first, Canada or the US? Take a peek at this cute video in the Globe and Mail. 

Thanksgiving is to stop for at least a day, spend time with family and reflect on the past year and all that there is to be grateful for.

Certainly one of the reflections is of the people who I enjoy and appreciate, I took a lead from this article and decided to tell someone how much I appreciate them.  Read Here.  Try it, most likely with make yours and someone else's Thanksgiving.

With the weather changing the nature’s habits taking place, I was intrigued by the story in the Washington Post and tried to remember if I had ever seen a drunk bird before. Read Here

Shirley and I are so happy to have one our daughters home for Thanksgiving and able to join aunts and uncles, cousins for the big dinner on Monday. This year we are supporting the New Glasgow Christian Church in their annual Thanksgiving Dinner as they raise funds for the community.

Carolyn Aiken lives three minutes from our home in Warren Grove, Prince Edward Island. Her blog is a wonderful testament to gardening and all things special. If you appreciate the romantic design and lifestyle you will love, Carolyn’s eye for detail and beauty. You have to take a look, perhaps even sign up for her blog. Take a peek here, as she writes about her experience with our Afternoon Tea.  

For pet owners, you might want to think twice about feeding leftovers to your pets. Take a read here. 

Shirley and I want to wish all those who are celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving a wonderful weekend with many blessings derived from the gratitude given.

The music I am listening to this morning is the album called Inscape by Alexandra Streiliski, one of the rare women in the neoclassical world, she creates music that enthralls listeners, filling their minds with rich, cinematic images. An artist of Polish Jewish origin who grew up between Paris and Montreal.

To the album, Alexandra says, “To me,” says Stréliski, “Inscape was an existential crisis. A year where everything capsized and I had to go through various interior landscapes – hectic, beautiful and painful at the same time.” In her attempt to fill a certain emotional emptiness, she follows a creative urge that commits to taking the listener back to a form of lost sincerity. “A piano, on its own, is a very vulnerable thing, and I want to share this moment with the listener.”

Take a listen to her album, Inscape here.

Quote, I am thinking about. 

“I can’t give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.” –Herbert Bayard Swope, American editor and journalist, and first recipient of the Pulitzer Prize

With love from Prince Edward Island and to all a Happy Thanksgiving. 

Bruce

ps.

An older man arrives at the hospital with two burned ears. "How'd it happen?" asks the nurse. "I had to iron my shirt and the phone rang. Instead of the phone, I picked up the iron," he explains. "How'd you burn the other ear?" "They called back!"