Across the Line…

…our Canadian friends are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend.

They have a long weekend lasting into Monday.

A question for my Canadian friends. Do you wait till Monday to celebrate or do you choose a different day on the weekend?

I know for us with married children and children scattered here and there we go with the flow and share with our kids’ in laws on which day we claim for the turkey.

It was so nice having Dear home all day today. He doesn’t like to just sit around so we moved some furniture around which then meant he had to raise some art work. We are making the living room roomier because our small group has grown to 12 people and we need to fit everyone in there.
Hope you all have a very nice weekend.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

18 thoughts on “Across the Line…

  1. Proving yet again that for a while at least, parents need a big house. ☺

    What a pretty table. I join you in wishing our neighbors a wonderful holiday weekend. Must remember to do this officially as well.

  2. Exciting that your group has grown! That means the Lord is blessing! Still haven’t rehung my bedroom wall decor since moving the new furniture in…maybe Sat. I’ll dare to dream!! 🙂

  3. Thanks Ellen. We always celebrate Thanksgiving on the Sunday after church with my husband’s family. On Thanksgiving Monday, on the farm, it’s often harvest time or whatever Fall chores needed to be done – and the best part is having left-overs for supper (especially pumpkin pie)!

  4. What ever works for everyone is good enough for me. It just so happens this year it works to have the family over for Monday at supper.
    Ellen I have a suggestion for you…….join us Canadians on Monday, invite the people you love and celebrate with us, Thanksgiving twice….you can never be too thankful 🙂

  5. This year we are having our family dinner on Monday…but we just try to find a time over the long weekend that works for all (never easy). Often we are still harvesting crops on the farm, so the farmers can’t take time to celebrate on Monday. Thanks for your Thanksgiving greetings, my friend.

  6. A lovely Thanksgiving table, Ellen. Makes me look forward to our own next month.

    A husband’s homecoming is a wonderful thing. I’m glad your Dear is back where he belongs! (That’s what I always tell my husband!) 🙂

  7. Don’t know how other families do it, but we try to be flexible. We have had Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving, on the day before, and sometimes even the day after. We have also done the same for Christmas, and New Year’s, and Easter … anything for a peaceful life! Besides if I get to see them, does it really matter when? The point is, they’re here! And I think my daughter and son-in-law get enough pressure from his side of the family without our adding to the general stress levels! xoxo

  8. Thank you for your words of kindness to us. This year, we have had many family events, and I wanted to clear the slate for the newly weds…so they will join us on Monday afternoon while we deep fry the turkey outside in the beautiful weather.
    Tonight my grandsons are here and tomorrow we will take them fishing to Manning Park and cook outside around the fire pit.

  9. We are celebrating today…and every year we go with the flow.. It doesn’t matter to me..as long as we see each other on the weekend….or soon around.
    Love your table setting.

  10. I’m leaving for Vancouver in a few hours. Hopefully I can find some more species of birds to photograph there. As for Thanksgiving, I think people take the whole weekend to enjoy it. I don’t think Canadians celebrate it as elaborately and seriously as Americans, who, rightly so, since they have such a significant history with the Puritans arriving and giving thanks to God. I feel we have a very different tradition, and sadly, nothing from a spiritual perspective. (I’m afraid that’s the trend for your country too, the blanket argument of ‘separation of church and state’)

  11. This is a another one of those holidays when this transplanted American cooks her turkey (on Thanksgiving Monday this year) and looks for friends to invite who have no other family nearby. I really miss the big family celebrations when we were growing up. My parents always invited a crowd and always included the widows and widowers from church who had no family around. Such a good example….

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