A Great Day to Be Thankful PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 09 October 2005 16:00
Thanksgiving is a time for us to consider all the things in our lives for which we are grateful and to give thanks for it. We have so much to be thankful for: a roof over our heads, plenty of food, our good health, a terrific family, wonderful friends and the freedom to go where we want, when we want. None of it goes unnoticed and everyday we feel so grateful for our blessings and good fortune. Last night we spent the evening with Karley, Ian and Makai enjoying an untraditional, but delicious Thanksgiving dinner. We were reminded of how this time last year we enjoyed almost the identical menu, with Karley and Ian however instead of a baby to entertain us, we were preparing for his arrival. What a difference a year makes!

Because we are having a lot of rain today, both the TV and the Internet have been out all day making it the perfect day to read and take it easy. However, neither Rick or I can do that for too long so after a slow start we sorted through the cedar-lined storage space under the motorhome where we keep our seasonal wardrobe. As we will be spending this winter in a warmer climate, we won't need our wool sweaters and winter jackets so we have decided to put them in storage here. The extra space will be useful to redistribute some of our supplies in and it will also lighten up the load aboard the motorhome albeit, only by a few pounds.

The next few days we will be stocking up on hard-to-find (and in some cases, completely impossible) supplies so that we don't run out while we are away. We took our unneeded clothes to the storage unit and then ventured over to Kitsilano on a hunt for stevia tablets. Stevia is a natural, plant-derived sweetener, which we use for our coffee and tea and the best form comes in tiny tablets conveniently packaged in little pocket-sized containers. This particular brand is hard to find but today we got lucky and bought several packages... one more thing to cross off our list of "to do's".

After dinner last night, Makai enjoyed his bath as seen here!