Monday, October 09, 2006

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Canadians! We did our thing yesterday at Sister-in-Law's place with her, her son, Brother-in-Law, and his other half. It was a mix of hot turkey sandwiches and club sandwiches, brownies, coconut cream pie, jelly roll, and everything else that goes with it. All very good. All of the animals were either outside or penned in bedrooms, though I doubt the neighbors appreciated the two out back who insisted on yapping almost the entire time, especially if someone looked at them. (My brother-in-law has a thing for animals that I won't let be around the boys.* First came the Rotweiller when I was pregnant with #1. He doesn't like kids and actually made a thank-goodness-it-was-only-half-hearted-grab at the oldest when he was almost two on Christmas Day. I never liked the dog being in the room when he was there, and after that day he was always locked away. He's bitten a few times as well. I never minded him around me, but the kids are way different. Anyhoo, BIL also has a boxer, which is a total idiot and would bite anything that moves. The next one is a cute roly-poly bulldog, and she is a sweetheart. She plays very well with the boys, just slobbers a lot, she's only small. Then he invested in a new dog, another one that will never be around the kids - an 8 week old purebred papered pit bull. All he did yesterday was sleep, and mind you, he is pretty cute, but he'll never be around my boys. SIL has a collie who doesn't like kids either, and she won't let her around the boys.)

It was like a summer day today, sunny and really warm. We raked leaves for a bit. So far we have seven bags full, probably only another 30 to go. (No exaggeration, wait til you see pictures.)

And I do have some pictures to post, but the camera batteries are recharging. Maybe tomorrow I'll get them posted.

I finished one of my Mystery Socks tonight. I also started the front to the aran sweater I'm knitting. Only have a few rows done on that. I made the Littlest One a hat, too. He will also get matching mittens. The hat caused great grief, though. I was following a pattern, but it was too big. I modified it but ended up ripping it back several times. Finally I finished it today. I plan on posting the pattern once I make the Oldest One's so I can have instructions for two sizes.

Must go hop in the tub before Family Jewels.

Happy knitting!

* Before I offend anyone, I love animals and have nothing against these kinds of dogs. I just think it's better to be safe than sorry when it comes to kids and these breeds known to be aggressive. And anyone who knows my boys knows they're on the active side. And anyone who knows these dogs in particular understands where I'm coming from. Ask the oil man. And hubby's cousin. Etc.


Blogger Shannon said...

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving - sorry to hear about the dog . . . I am nervous around rotweilers too. Too many scary stories in the news, usually related to kids!!! My kids don't know better, they want to pet EVERY dog . . .
We had really warm weather here too over the weekend - now back to cold again today!

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Oh, those goodies you had for Thanksgiving Day sound so yummy! I absolutely agree with you - though I really love dogs, all animals to be exact, I wouldn't let Rottweilers close to kids - one never knows, and after so many horrible things happened in the past with these kind of dogs attacking kids, one shouldn't take any chances, no?

6:13 AM  

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