Sunday, October 7, 2012

Thanksgiving and Beyond

It is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada.  Sure seems that it took Parliament a while to declare the holiday and actually settle on a date.

This intermittent writer and author is happy and thankful because I have enjoyed my first week of vacation plus I am hosting a small dinner gathering of family and friends.  Soon I will be performing more tidy-up tasks and getting the petit cuisine organized for some preparations from scratch and.. a little cheating by pulling stuffing from a box.  

I was hoping to escape to a restaurant and have someone else serve us dinner - plus clean up afterwards.  One of the resident offspring insisted that we have Thanksgiving dinner at home.  Hmm... I wonder who will be helping out with the preparations and cleanup here? Does anyone remember the story of the Little Red Hen?  

The Red Hare restaurant would have been a nice place to host a family gathering.  Enjoy an excerpt where Sera and her extended family share in a Thanksgiving meal. 

Sera soon learns news that will add to her sadness and feelings of abandonment.  

It's a good thing she had Edgar and Jenny Young to give her some comfort

Drop by the novel's domain for links to other blog entries, reader comments and deep dark secrets.  You will have to dig a little for those...  
Giving thanks every day - 
beginning, middle and end.  
Waking from a dreamy state 
The cycle starts all over again.


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