Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving!! I would actually very much like to be in the US (one day) around this holiday so I can eat Pumpkin Pie. We dont get pumpkin in a can and not sure how exactly I would make it with the pumpkins we do have.... It really does look yummy!! Some people do have turkeys for Christmas lunch. Wondering if I should venture down turkey-lane this year? Its going to be the first Christmas in probably over 10 years that myself and the kids have spent with both my mom and my sister (provided of course she is well recuperated and can travel). So I am wanting go go all out with tradition and do something really special that we will hold dear for years to come. I have ordered special Christmas tree balls with our names on so that will be something nice.
3 years ago today, my ex-husband and father of my eldest, died after a car accident that resulted in part of his intestine being removed. He was in the trauma ward for 3 days and did not survive pneumonia and other infections. (you understand me freaking out about my sisters accident?? it was all far to close for comfort). So my son has "locked" himself away for the day and doesn't want to talk to anyone. Now I understand that loosing a parent must be an awful thing. I cannot imagine the pain he had to endure. Mine was different as he was my ex and we didn't really have too much contact (bad blood). But I need my son to get on with his life. I need him to realize that he cannot take this day "off" for the rest of his life. Its hard man, its hard not knowing how to help my kid get through this!!
anyhoo..... enough dwelling on death...
I was sent an email last month and asked if I wanted to join in a Xmas-Shoe-Box gift thing for the elderly. They gave us a list of goodies to buy and spec on what box to use etc. I don't have any grandparents alive so I though, what a wonderful way to give back and hopefully brighten some poor lonely old folks life (at least for one day) so I chose to do a box for Granny and Grandpa. Little did I realize how much it would cost. The list really didn't have anything special - a towel, blanket, toiletries etc. I nearly fainted when I had to pay, and believe me I did not choose expensive items, chose everyday brand but tried to bear in mind it was for the elderly so got "extra moisturizer" everything!! After the shock wore off I understood that while these things are everyday items for us, they are luxuries for someone who has no family or no-one that cares enough to take such items to them. So I have wrapped and packed Granny's box, tried to make it special, coz you know being a crafter, I cannot do anything just simply....... have to sort out Grampa's box this weekend so that they can be delivered next week.
Have a great day everyone (and someone please please have a piece of pie for me :) )
Peace and Positive thoughts