Thanksgiving weekend was super busy around here, but good. I kind of went crazy in the kitchen on Sunday when the turkey DID NOT COOK (still having heart palpitations) but I’m trying to focus on the positives here, which were:
my kids were awesome (despite Gal Smiley being so sick with croup that we took YET ANOTHER trip to the emergency ward at CHEO, like, they will soon start greeting us by a loud cheer of our first name just like NORM!);
it was so nice to see my mom and my older sister, who drove for a really long time to eat crappy turkey but really good desserts;
my younger sister dropped by and she is super duper pregnant and that is just SO cute;
the LEGO exhibit at the Science Museum is awesome;
leftovers are gooooood.
In sadder news, however, I learned from my mom this weekend that the Chapman’s Ice Cream manufacturing plant in Toronto burned down a few weeks ago. We are absolutely a Chapman’s family, because most of their products are peanut and nut-free. They make the only brand of sorbet on the market that is completely milk-free (most other brands add milk for richness, which seems STUPID, don’t you think?), so it is the treat of choice for the Captain; they also make the only brand of nut and milk-free popsicles available for sale locally. We absolutely rely on their popsicles to get us through all coughing-related illnesses, all year long.
So this morning I dashed to the Superstore and snatched up all the Chapman’s products I could; I scored some popsicles but unfortunately they were already sold out of the sorbet.
They say they’ll rebuild and I’m thinking of actually going down there to help. I can haul lumber! I can pour cement! What do you need? I’m there!
Anyway, hope y’all had a happy Thanksgiving.