Because it may be a busy day today I didn't do my morning run and besides there is going to be the "Turkey Trot" for todays hash event. "Spike" has held this event on Thanksgiving Monday for a number of years now and it is always a great day out. Usually a really mixed up run (well Spike does set it!) through the forest in Orleans and then back for a full Thanksgiving dinner after a fun circle. [see HASHING for more info]
Wendy is busy making cookies and I got volunteered to clean the bathroom!
Will be going out to the farm when all the chores are done to see if we can pick up some eggs to take to Dave. I am hoping that there will be a couple of blue ones now that those chickens have started to lay on a more or less regular basis.
A little Thanksgiving Trivia:
While some researchers state that "there is no compelling narrative of the origins of the Canadian Thanksgiving day", the first Canadian Thanksgiving is often traced back to 1578 and the explorer Martin Frobisher. Frobisher, who had been trying to find a northern passage to the Pacific Ocean, held his Thanksgiving celebration not for harvest but in thanks for surviving the long journey from England through the perils of storms and icebergs. On his third and final voyage to the far north, Frobisher held a formal ceremony in Frobisher Bay in Baffin Island (present-day Nunavut) to give thanks to God and in a service ministered by the preacher Robert Wolfall they celebrated Communion.
The first official Canadian Thanksgiving occurred on April 15, 1872, when the nation was celebrating the Prince of Wales' recovery from a serious illness. By the end of the 19th century, Thanksgiving Day was normally celebrated on November 6. However, when World War I ended, the Armistice Day holiday was usually held during the same week. To prevent the two holidays from clashing with one another, in 1957 the Canadian Parliament proclaimed Thanksgiving to be observed on its present date on the second Monday of October.