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Happy Thanksgiving Canada

This past year has been another interesting one for me and I just wish to voice my Thanks for all the wonderful things in my life. I am lucky to have a wonderful wife, great children, a caring family and some of the most astoundingly thoughtful friends. Thanksgiving is a holiday to share and appreciate our blessings.

Thank you to you Good Reader as well. Thanks for dropping by and having a look at my rants.

If you want to have a fun turkey story, read this. It is a fun story written by a good friend.

Real Canadian turkeys always wear plaid! More story of Finances but not for Thanksgiving, soon!

Truly a Canadian Bird

Turkey Bacon
Happy Thanksgiving, and yes we actually did make this turkey.
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Happy Thanksgiving Canada

Another holiday Monday is upon us here in Canada, as we celebrate a bountiful harvest and give thanks for all the good things in our lives. The Thanksgiving holiday in Canada is the first Monday in October. This is the harvest festival, thus American Thanksgiving is later, as their harvest is later.

I am thankful for many things in my life, far too many (and mundane) to list here.

I am (however) thankful to you good reader for coming back and seeing what odd things I might be writing about each day, and hope you keep returning (and tell your friends too).

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day, if you have time read possibly The Greatest Turkey Story Ever Told, enjoy turkey and remember to be good to your Mother (or the host of the big meal). Enjoy mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, and so many other wonderful parts of the Thanksgiving feast. Then you can get ready for Black Friday.

This year in my part of Ottawa we have a problem with Wild Turkeys (no not the drink) we have wild turkeys harassing folks (I kid you not), so I don’t feel too bad eating a little Meleagris Gallopavo this year.

Bloody Turkeys

Time to start thinking about putting away everything for the Winter. Might be time to put on your Snow Tires too.

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It’s Almost Black Friday and some other thing too

Merry Thanksgiving

To my friends and family down south, hope you are enjoying this pre-Black Friday festival, allegedly yesterday was the biggest travel day in the U.S., so hopefully you all got there in one piece, safely and are now enjoying the Thanksgiving traditions of gluttony and football (which go together well).

Thanksgiving seems to be a secondary thing now, as this is the prelude to Black Friday, traditionally the day when money is spent by normally frugal folks, much like drunken sailors on furlough blew their money when they got into port.

What is interesting is the pre-Black Friday sales, and the on-line sales is the competition to get that one great deal. Why are people lining up outside of the Mortar and Brick stores, when they could simply be sitting at their lap top, sipping egg nog and waiting for the sales to appear? Never was a big fan of Boxing Day sales or Black Friday, and certainly wouldn’t stand in line in the cold for it either.

Let’s Be Thankful

$100 notes/Coupures de 100 $

Thank You For $100 Bills too (wish I had more of them)

So what am I thankful for this year? I should really have done this post for Canadian Thanksgiving, however, I was too busy enjoying myself, so I will take advantage of this non-holiday in Canada to show my gratitude for some things this year:

  • So far I have still completed my bucket list by remaining alive, hopefully, that will continue on forever, so I am thankful for that.
  • I am thankful for Mrs. C8j and all the things she does for me. She does things for you guys too (she tends to spell check and grammar check my posts, which means sometimes my posts change mid-day, due to her diligence, making sure my writings make some sense)
  • I am thankful for my family, and my friends.
  • Gratitude to my financial blogging brethren who continue to give me great ideas: Michael James, Preet Banerjee, Canadian Capitalist, Blunt Bean Counter, My Own Advisor, Gail Vaz-Oxlade, Glenn Cooke and Larry MacDonald.
  • Thank you NHL and NHLPA, thanks to your continued impasse, I have been able to find time to do a lot of things that I have been putting off. If this lock out continues, I might actually get back to page 1 on my “To Do” list.
  • Thanks to my twitter posse for hanging around, interesting that I passed 13,000 tweets this week, what exactly have I been saying?
  • Thank you to Google for reinstating the Page Rank for this page, if they hadn’t given me the slap down to Zero, I wouldn’t have worked on revamping the site (which is still on going).
  • Finally, thanks to you gentle reader while I at times complain and kvetch about various things in life, I appreciate you folks checking in and seeing what I might write about next.

Enjoy Thanksgiving, or simply enjoy the day!


Happy Thanksgiving Canada

Yes, today is Canadian Thanksgiving, so Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers, and their families. So far it has been a busy weekend for me and the little C8j’s. For those of you looking for a great Turkey story, click on The Greatest Turkey Story Ever Told to read how to prepare your turkey for Thanksgiving.

What is Old is Cheap

Thanks to all this new furniture I collected last week, I now had a wall unit that could accommodate a LARGE screen TV. I know the prices of HDTV’s are coming down, but they are still too cheap for me. As a side note, the last TV I bought was 20 years ago, so no, I don’t usually invest too much money in my TVs. A friend told us about a 32″ regular NTSC TV by RCA at Wal-Mart. We picked it up (and my back still hurts from it), and now we are watching on a BIG (regular definition) the Monday CFL football games!! I am enjoying it, and I enjoyed the $267.00 price as well. The best part, I bought it with PC points (in a roundabout way), so my Bank bought me the TV!

How much is that Turkey?

My daughter’s part-time job this weekend gave her new hatred for poultry, especially Turkeys, due to their weight, and the inability of people to know how to cook the darn things. Why do people ask a 17-year-old how long it takes to cook a frozen 18 lb. turkey? My daughter doesn’t cook the darn things, she simply allows you to buy one!

Enjoy the Day

Yup, that’s it for me, I am on vacation today, so not much to write about today, other than the Turkey story. Don’t eat too much.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes, today is Canada’s Thanksgiving, not to be confused with the American version in November, so enjoy the long weekend (I think it’s Columbus Day down south). The leaves are changing here, and the harvests finest are on display. Enjoy this day and be thankful for all the riches you have, they need not be monetary, in fact, if you count most of them aren’t, but isn’t that really what you wanted?

Happy Thanksgiving !!!

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