Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Thanksgiving, Cool Weather and the Wiggles....

I'm sure many of you have think I've gone completely nutso and are wondering what's up with the title of my post. Just a bit of an update to let you all in on what's been happening lately.

Well our weather has cooled off signifigantly, and horror of horrors, I put the furnace on last week. I usually try to hold out until Halloween has passed but this year I just couldn't do it. We've gone from having the air conditioning on two weeks ago to so chilly that I've dragged out the winter pyjamas and bedding. Sometime last week, I went to get Georgia up in the morning and the poor thing was so chilly, it took a warm bottle and an hour of snuggling with mama under a heavy blanket to warm her up and with that I decided that having a cold baby was just not worth saving the extra money by keeping the heat off. So on went the furnace and I've been cozy and not so worried about my sleep-moving baby who never manages to sleep the night through in one spot.

As my Canadian friends will know, but maybe not my American friends, this upcoming weekend is our Thanksgiving. Shane's mother is currently in Regina, helping out Susan, Shane's sister, who's new baby is due tomorrow. As Susan has a history of being overdue, who knows how long Mama Mayer will be out there. I had already figured that if I wanted a traditional turkey dinner, I would be cooking it myself. Usually we have the big dinners at Shane's parent's house, his dad does all the big meal cooking and makes the best stuffing I have ever eaten in my life....mmm. So, after mentioning to Shane that maybe we would cook our own dinner, he took the initiative to invite his dad, his brother Greg and wife Trisha who is also expecting, and possibly Trisha's grandpa Herb. So, we will have a full house for Thanksgiving dinner and I am really looking forward to it. Not looking forward to the dishes afterwards mind you, but having the company will be well worth the effort.

This weekend is going to be a busy one for sure with not only our Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, but we have a wedding on Saturday to go to and Shane and Lorelei are taking a daddy/daughter trip to Vancouver on Friday to see the Wiggles. Lorelei is just crazy about them and months ago, when I found out they were coming to Canada, I bought them tickets to see the show. I will stay home with Georgia for a little mommy time with my baby and Lorelei will get the thrill of her life singing and dancing to the Wiggles with her daddy. It's going to be a busy, busy weekend and I'm sure we will all have a wonderful time.

An update on Calvin's marker....Rick from the funeral home called me Friday. Calvin's marker has been placed on urgent status, the CEO from the company that manufactures them felt horrible at not only our long wait but the fact that Calvin's name had been mispelled. I have been guaranteed that it will be here and installed by next Wednesday. Rick had already arranged with the cemetery caretaker that even if Calvin's marker comes in after they have stopped installing for winter, that it will be put in regardless. It's been a huge relief because it's been such a worry for me. I can't wait to see it or to plant the tulip bulbs that Jesse has sent me from Wisconsin behind his marker. I'm not planting them all mind you, but I figured I'd save two bulbs and plant them behind the marker so that in the spring, my son will have flowers. Thank you Jesse, for being such a thoughtful, caring friend.

And just to wrap things up, my fellow blogger Stephanie at the NieNie Dialogues is going to be on Oprah today or tomorrow. Stephanie, a devout Mormon, survived a terrible plane crash last year with her husband. They both suffered terrible burns, Stephanie receiving the worst of it. Go to her blog and check out the details of her visit with Oprah and be sure to tune in to hear her inspiring story of faith, courage and love.


  1. Sounds like you have a great week planned! Enjoy it!

  2. Mmmm. Thanksgiving dinner. I am looking forward to the meal when it comes around next month. I hope you are able to enjoy yourself. You deserve it.

  3. I hope that Calvin's marker arrives on time. I'm sure his spot will look beautiful, tulips are my favourite flowers. They have this look of perfection to them, almost unreal.

    Have a lovely Thanksgiving dinner. Hope that Shane and Lorelei enjoy the Wiggles! xo