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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Merry Thanksmas Celebration and Its Definition.

Our Location today is McGregor, Ontario, Canada.

Kathy was asleep as soon as her head hit the pillow last night and slept like a rock until she got up this morning. I managed to accumulate about Five Hours of sleep and can’t figure out why my sleep was broken of course it might just have been that it wasn’t raining last night when we went to bed. 
Open-Faced Hot Pork Sandwiches with Gravy and
Sauteed Mushrooms along with Fruitcake for dessert.
We spent part of the morning on our Computers while enjoying our morning Coffees. Kathy is always looking things up and thought she’d look up something that she didn’t believe existed. We’ll wait till later in this post to find out what it was and the answer she got. 
Turkey Dressing on left and Mashed Potatoes on the right.
By 10:00 we had all the Windows and Vents open because the temperature was really starting to rise. By noon we had the Door open and the Ceiling vents exhausting the heat that was building even though we were already getting Wind Gusts that were exceeding 30 MPH. 
This was just the main Foods.
Desserts were served later.
Sticking with the theme of not letting any food spoil in our Fridge we started cleaning a container of Mushrooms that Kathy picked up this week. While she was sautéing the Mushrooms and Onions while making Gravy I was slicing the last of our Pork Roast to add to the dish. The end result was Open-Faced Hot Pork Sandwiches covered with Gravy and Mushrooms with a slice of Fruitcake for dessert. As good as what all this tasted it was only a tease for what was to come later today. 
Cute Pickle Tray.
Kathy had a chance to do some reading after lunch while I got cleaned up. Then we once again joined forces to create a large double serving of Ambrosia to take to our Merry Thanksmas Family Celebration later this afternoon. We both had a chance to relax for a few minutes before I started loading the Gifts in the Car. The Ambrosia was transported in an Insulated Shopping Bag with Two Ice Packs to help keep it cool. 
Ken checking out his bag of goodies.
We arrived at our son Kevin and daughter-in-law Melissa’s house in Amherstburg minutes before 4:00. Melissa had been busy cooking all day and when I saw she was about to mash the Potatoes I volunteered to help. She appreciated that little break while she did a few other things. 
Karen loving her Christmas Tree Decorations.
We all sat outside in the garage where with the large door open and the 50 Plus MPH Wind Gusts it helped to make the 91 F (33 C) Humidex feel a little more comfortable. Karen, Greg and Tyler arrived minutes after 4:00 and after putting their contribution to the feast they joined us in the garage to relax. Where we were soon joined by Ken. 
Melissa with her Margarita Mixing Kit.
We were all here to celebrate our Canadian Thanksgiving and Christmas together since Kathy and I won’t be here. After having this same celebration our daughter Karen had renamed it Merry Thanksmas, something she just made up. What Kathy checked out this morning was Merry Thanksmas on Google and this is what came up as defined in the Urban Dictionary: A Joint Celebration of Thanksgiving and Christmas when someone in attendance will be away and not able to attend the Christmas Celebration with Family. This term has been in existence since before the Second World War. When we announced this finding to our family they were all amazed because that is exactly what we are doing. Karen said she just made it up on her own. Great Minds think alike! 
Kevin enjoying his T-shirt.
After everyone had their fill with supper we sat relaxing and talking in the garage. Heather finally arrived shortly after getting off her shift shortly after 6:00. That was when both Kathy and I raided the back seat of our car and changed the celebration from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Everyone loved their gifts. Cameron, Matthew and Tyler really loved their Reusable Indoor Snowballs where they were all busy trying to get one another. The majority of those gifts given today were purchased before Christmas last year in the Southwest States. Those items will not be sold to the public in our area until later this year. Win, Win! 
Matthew (sitting by the Workbench), Cameron (sitting
in the middle of the room) and Tyler (standing)
opening their Snowballs.
After the gifts were opened dessert was being served. Our granddaughter Ashley is in Spain this year on a teaching assignment. Our granddaughter Kylla was away with a group of friends visiting Montreal. They were both missed and there was so much going on we didn’t even get a group picture like we did last year. Everyone Waddled away with Care Packages that will be used for future lunches and everyone is looking forward to next year’s Merry Thanksmas. 
This cake tasted as good as it looked.
Kathy and I made it Home shortly after 9:00. We had no sooner closed the door after coming in when it started to Rain. Looks like we’ll be sleeping soundly again tonight. Kathy says all she wants for breakfast is Coffee. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

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  1. Merry Thanksmas sounds like a great idea.

  2. It doesn't get any better than that. Family time can't be beat.

  3. I'm glad both of you had a GREAT time !!! Will any one visit when you go south to the USA ??

    1. No because we are heading for Arizona. But before we started going to Arizona we went to Florida and our daughter and her family came to visit us with the kids on March Break. Now they still go but we aren't there to see them. But we are only a phone call or a facebook message away. No problem.

  4. Looks like a wonderful celebration. Yummy to all the food. Happy Thanksgiving and Meery Christmas.