Well, in Canada that is!
It’s Thanksgiving Monday, which is our actual holiday for the weekend and I’ve been up for an hour and a half already (it’s only just now 7:30 am). I have to be up at 6am tomorrow and there is no way that I’m going to mess up my sleep schedule by sleeping in.
I’m also not even at home. Like my parents’ home. I’m at my aunt’s. She was going to visit her son and friends for dinner yesterday and stay overnight so I’m at her place taking care of her little dog. Who is a cute little yorkie and completely deaf. Thankfully, she is super easy to care for. I just came over every few hours yesterday to take her out and check her food and water, and then I came back around 8:30 to let her out again, and put her bed in the bedroom to sleep. She got up around 7, even though I was told she wouldn’t be up until almost 9. But she was kind of heading back into the bedroom when I dangled her leash in front of her and she changed directions lol. I’ll stay here for a few more hours and then let her out one last time before heading home.
Thanksgiving this year wasn’t too bad. I arrived late Friday evening, Saturday was spent doing lots of work for school, and then Sunday was church and our holiday meal. Canada goes to the polls in one week for our federal election so of course there was lots of talk about that – more just my brother bashing large groups of people and my mom trying to make her point but double talking and getting angry when people called her out on it. And me, sitting at the far end of the couch ignoring everyone because I can’t stand their way of thinking. Good times.
The one really neat thing was that I got to see my cousin for like the first time in over 20 years. I literally can not remember ever seeing her before. Before Saturday I could have walked right up to her and had no idea who she was. She lives in a different province and my aunt used to live in a completely different province as well so there was no way we’d see each other. But she’s here for the weekend which was nice and now I can kind of pick her out of a line-up, if I should ever have to.
We don’t really get to do many other family things. Thanksgiving is a quiet holiday for my family. I’m kind of thinking next year I won’t be coming out for the whole weekend, but I really needed to be away from the insane roommate for a few days so that was nice. But I still have the pressures at home not to be getting up in the middle of the night – my mom’s dog wakes up and runs all over the house every time anyone moves, which means she wakes up and then we have to hear about it for the whole weekend. Again, there are simple solutions of not letting the dog sleep in your room, but just like my roommate, apparently the simple solutions aren’t the best?
But now that I’m up and the dog is up, I’m going to swing around to Tims to get some proper coffee and some food! My aunt left some here for me but I’m really craving something else.
Happy Thanksgiving from me to you! xoxo