Friday, October 12, 2007

The pumpkin patch

I've often heard parents talking about taking their kids to the pumpkin patch, camera in hand, for many it's a seasonal tradition. But I'd never been to one myself, until today. Christa's K class and the other two K classes used their bingo money to pay for the busses and admission so we set out with two teachers, about 80 5 or so year old kids, about 25 parents and assorted younger siblings. I had a great time :) We helped the kids choose a pumpkin each, went on a hay ride and navigated our way through a corn maze. Then we sat down on some huge pumpkins for a teeny bottle of water and, if you wanted one, a bag of chips. What a fun time. There were also a few farm animals in a corner but not as part of a petting zoo, they mostly just tolerated being looked at ;)

So now I've been to the pumpkin patch and I can relate a bit better to Linus van Pelt.

*disclaimer - I know the orange font looks pretty terrible with this template but it's about pumpkins, for goodness sake!

Monday, October 08, 2007

I think I found a cure

Turkey. Turkey and mashed potatoes. Oh, and pumpkin pie didn't hurt either.

I feel much much much better today. We had a delicious dinner with great friends. I've only known these people for a couple of months and it feels like I've known them for years, I hope you've been blessed with those kind of people in your life too. Anyway, dinner was awesome, the company was comfortable and family-like, it was a really good Thanksgiving for me. My mom emailed me in the morning, which made me cry. Surprise! Actually, it was a good tear or two, not the sobbing type. I know that technically Thanksgiving is today (in Canada of course) but we've always celebrated on the Sunday.

Btw, when I say "family-like" I meant without the squabbling and disagreements that way too many family functions seem to include these days.

Turkey sandwich for lunch definitely!!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Feelings...whoa whoa whoa...feelings

It's like I'm at a 12-step meeting or something, I'm standing up and admitting something here - I am homesick. I miss my parents, I miss my friends, I miss my old churches, I miss my Valley. I miss KD (not that I ate it, but my kids did!). I miss Smarties. I miss Cadbury chocolate. I miss home.

This weekend is Thanksgiving "at home" and I am not there to have turkey with my parents. My mom cried and so did I when we talked about it on messenger. They are inviting friends so they won't be alone, but it sure won't be the same without us, she said. We are going to have a turkey dinner too, we've invited some friends and I hope that I can get through it without breaking down. I wasn't a crier until fairly recently :P

Re-reading this, I realize it might sound like I don't like it here. I do like it, it's a nice place with great people, plus that not so little fact that my husband is here *LOL* It's just been a hard couple weeks and I'm not over it yet. I'll get there.