the north of 49 edition of thankful-icity.

We celebrated our Thanksgiving weekend up here in the Great White North once again.  On Sunday night, we had a small celebration, just the 4 of us, here at Casa de AM.  Here's a picture of us just before we inhaled our dinner of glazed ham, mashed potatoes, corn, strawberry-spinach salad, and pumpkin pie.

Taken by Roomie... who apparently is a giant. Or can fly.

And despite being given a rather rag-tag, roughed-and-tumbled, chewed-up-and-spat-out type of year, I'm still so very thankful...

... for my beautiful, brilliant and healthy children, who shower their parents with love, smoochy kisses, and big squishy hugs on a daily basis.

... for my hot nerd-boy husband Roomie, who, after all these years, still loves me and finds me attractive enough to perv me at every opportunity.

... that my kids spent the WHOLE Thanksgiving day playing nicely with each other and not fighting, leaving their sick mom to lie on the couch in the next room, moaning pathetically and blowing her nose.

... for having Thanksgiving dinner the day before Thanksgiving, so we could have leftovers on Thanksgiving day, because of the, you know, moaning and blowing -- which could refer to something entirely different, but sadly doesn't (see previous point).
And apparently, I love the word "Thanksgiving".

... for my gorgeous front yard garden that, every Spring, looks like this...

Pretty and not crappy... unlike now.
... for my pretend boyfriend Gerard Butler, who, I'm ashamed to admit, I'm uncomfortable watching in movies and prefer seeing in interviews and still photos.

... that, after a year and a half, my bathroom renos are finally FINISHED.

... that I can still surprise my son with evidence that his mom was cool -- at some point in ancient times...
Lam: "Mom, who was that lady you were talking to?"

Me: "Oh, that was my friend Mae. I used to model with her."


... for all the gorgeous and brilliant online ladies I've had the honour of blogging with and who I also now proudly call my friends.

... for 6 years of blogging -- 4 of which have been spent blogging in my lovely Life Candy home.

... for my on-line friends who've become real life friends, and my real life friends who've become on-line friends.

... that the creators of Days of Our Lives brought back a whole bunch of my favourite classic DOOL characters, dooming me to many days of tuning in to a soap opera I haven't watched since I was a teenager -- you know, in ancient times.

... for the library where we can borrow DVDs of my ever-favourite show, 'Allo 'Allo!... and probably a whole bunch of other show that don't really exist to me for they are not 'Allo 'Allo!.

... for bacon.

... for my naturopath.

... for Heinz Doofenshmirtz.

... for yoga pants.

... for the Deluxe Sushi/Sashimi Bento at Yujiro that's only $20, Prawn & Papaya Salad at Wasabi Sabi, Pavlova at Baked Expectations, iced green tea at Starbucks, and battered pickerel from Henderson's at The Forks.

... for ice cream topped with fresh raspberries my husband just picked from the raspberry bush in our garden.

Mmm... fruity goodness...

... for all of my gorgeous, sweet Life Candy readers.  Yeah, you guys!

... for so much more!

Hope your Thanksgiving was (and will be) simply fantastic!  xoxo


  1. Wow! It was fun reading all of your I'm thankfuls. You have the cutest family:)

    I'm thankful I met you in bloggyland. You entertain me and make me happy:)

    Thank you!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! That's a great list of things to be thankful for :)

  3. What a feel-good read this is! Thank YOU for entertaining, amusing and inspiring us with your life stories. :)

  4. Aww, this was sweet!! I love all of the things you're thankful for!! Hope you're feeling better soon...and now I'm wishing I had some ice cream with fresh berries ;)

  5. I know that Thanksgiving was last week, but I'm glad you had a good one.