Yesterday we celebrated ThanksGiving!
Sitting here today I realize what a Thankful dinner it was, nothing fancy, Mom cooked a ham and scalloped potatoes! & made Storm venison stew! Mom kicked me out of the kitchen - "I don't like anyone around when I'm cooking!" - I get it! I don't like anyone around when I'm painting. The occasional distraction is nice, but usually - No.
As it happened we had an unexpected guest!
A friend of Storms who we all know - at first I was like- Do we have enough? lol Then I remembered my friend Roberts quote.. "more than a mouthful is more than enough to share." something like that.. lol So, we made a place at the table!
Here's the thing... his family just last week lost everything to a devastating fire in Keswick.
Tom is the owner of the original postcard with the dogs.. 'Grass a day' - It did not get lost in
the fire it was in his Barrie apt. Holy cow.. I don't even know what to say, his family has already been through so much, anyhow- I'm thrilled we had an unexpected guest! We all were. It made thanks Giving all the more thankful.
I actually baked a carrot cake - stuffed with cream cheese! It was relaxing, fun & stress free.
Today I painted a little Give away for facebook, The image you see above. I will draw for the original tomorrow.
Why? because I'm thankful I get to paint!
I can mail it to someone to make them happy.
I can share my gift. Make a stranger smile.
Happy Thanks Giving Canada!
It's so beautiful today- deserving of a double post! lol
I almost forgot, we saw this on the weekend:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycogala_epidendrum en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycogala_epidendrum Wolfs Blood. and if you squish it it feels and looks like pink tooth paste. Isn't nature fascinating? Amusing? Now is the time the mushrooms are in full force.. as well - the leaves are changing color! Below you can see the orange peeking through - Here I come Ya'll!! Yells fall! Canada at it's most beautiful.
My kinda view - TREES & more trees. lol
Yep - it is officially here!!! The leaves are turning yellow and red and a few have fallen to the front lawn! Tis time! Time to pull out the warm blankets, socks (I'm not a fan of them), slippers and toque - Eh! For those brisk morning bluejay peanut runs to the feeders! Brrrr!
Apples, cinnamon, cider with rum (sometimes) and a pat of butter & brown sugar - yes!
Cabbabe boil, cabbage rolls and chicken casarols! Bring On Fall!
I apologize for my in between posts but Today is ThankGiving in this house and I can't wait!
My house ei clean! The turkey is in the oven - the other in the garage! Company will soon be arriving and I hope they sty late! It's going to be great, I can feel it in my head & heart!
Have a wonderful day... give thanks for those you choose to surround yourself with & for those that we can not - for what ever reason.
Everyone we meet makes us stronger, wiser and hopefully more caring towards everyone.
I am truly thankful for the beasts that gave their lives for the family feast today.
Above all else I am thankful to God for all that has been provided on this Fabulous Fall Feasting Day day!
Just thinking of everyone here has a smile on my face! THANK YOU!
September is my favorite month. I love to snuggle in warm clothing, beside someone on a sofa and with Poppy on my lap. This is awesome as she LOVES to snuggle too.
Storm was born the first day of fall! He will be 21 in a few weeks.
Summer is over - time to settle in for the winter. LOL I get more drawing done.
Time out is needed. I had a very difficult few days, I am not sure why some are worse than others, they are and I must just take one day at a time. I have given up making promises to people as to when I can do something. Last week there were 2 mornings - before I even was out of bed I knew I was in for a difficult day. A definite sign is being woke up by my twitch. The only word that keeps coming to mind is exhausted. My tolerance becomes lower than normal (and trust me it can get pretty low) so I sign 'off'. Before I comment or say something I might regret. I know it is when I feel my worst physically that I can become my worst mentally. Don't we all?
This brings me to a point I have pondered in great deal.. 3 people made comments this week as to 'my' language. Specifically my use of the 'F' word. As in you can all go 'Fuck' yourself...
First I will say I was never one to swear all the time. I hear myself and think did I just say Fuck again... (sigh). I don't seem to have the control I did and the word escapes before I even realize what I am saying. I have noticed it is a problem especially since my illness. I have mentioned it to several professionals and have been told it is common with brain injuries and I clearly have something going on in my brain. I will also say that my speech is effected, and when I am angry - well trying to find the correct words is difficult enough but not only do I look like I'm having a stroke when I'm mad but to think of words - well, forget it, or should I say Fuck it.
"As it turns out, there is a body of research on the neurobiology of swearing, and it largely supports the idea that the brain treats curse words as special. One source of evidence comes from Tourette’s syndrome (TS), a neurological condition characterized by involuntary behavioral tics. In some TS cases, these tics are manifested as involuntary outbursts of cursing or other inappropriate language. Another line of evidence is seen in aphasia, which is a specific loss of language caused by brain damage or dementia. Though people with aphasia may have severely impaired speech, they often produce curse words with greater fluency and regularity than other words. - See more at: http://blog.scienceinsociety.northwestern.edu/2013/02/a-special-place-in-the-brain-for-swearing/#sthash.stAaxZPc.dpuf
But a few comments were said -"Your better than that." It got me thinking.
IF using the word FUCK make me a worse person, a word... then that's o.k.,
I will not apologize for something that quite frankly I have like little control over, I feel bad for people with Tourettes. I too, am reminded of my dad and his problems with language before he died of Dementia. In the beginning you could see him not talking out of frustration and fear of what would come out of his mouth. He often called Storm 'Spot' and knew it was Storm. He'd shake his head and then started to speak less and less.
It was sad. So instead of stopping talking to people, I guess I'll just be more careful on who I think will be judging me. I already hardly leave my home because of my physical appearance. Everything Happens for a reason.
Actions are louder than words so if you choose to judge me on my words...
I am no where near perfect but I am NOT a bad person because I say Fuck from time to time.
I guess it is just another lesson I had to learn, it's o.k., I'm good with it.
I know who I am and why I do what I do. I am very aware of my swearing, it is not something I am thrilled about but if you think I shall become ashamed over it -
Go fuck yourself !!
- lol - sorry, could not resist. Really, I have other things to focus on, if you only have my language to focus on then perhaps you need to focus on other things too.
Now back to FALL, snuggling! Tea and cookie! Cleaning my crafting room & getting ready for some serious painting and drawing.
I love it! I love the color of the leaves, the cooler weather, starry nights, sweaters, track pants, thick socks, hot tea or cocoa... Mostly LONG walks with my girls...
I am thankful for places and spaces where we can still roam and run free.
Daisy - well this is her first fall. She was born in Sept so just a pup. She loves everything about fall!
I am a wee bit concerned at the soon recent improvement to squirrel visibility! Oh well Squirrels beware!
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