Monday, October 10, 2011

Oh, Canada

Today my sister in Canada is celebrating Thanksgiving. It seems a little early to those of us in the Lower 48. One has to wonder: Do Canadians start their Christmas shopping on the day after Thanksgiving like we do? If so, they are pretty smart. I'd like to have my shopping done by Halloween. It never happens, but a girl can dream. But, I digress. Back to my sister.

I would definitely call her "the pretty one." Also "the athletic one." (I'm "the smart one.") She has two handsome little fellas. They are also Canadian. So is her husband. Canada is very far from Maryland, which means I haven't seen my sister in over a year. Nonetheless, I am thankful for her. I hope she has a wonderful day today and enjoys her Jello Salad (sorry, Melly, I just gagged a little writing that. Jello Salad is so gross).

My sister served her mission amongst the Spanish speaking Arizonians. In her honor, tonight we are having fajitas with homemade tortillas. Enjoy your Jello.

10 comments:

Mommarock said...

Jello Salad sounds like an inside joke.. I hate cranberries in a blob at Thanksgiving. I've found a new love for the cranberries when mixed with Jello however. Raspberry jello and you put the whole cranberries and some pineapple tidbits and apple bits in it turns out ever so much yummier than either of them plain. YUMMY!

Jamie Lee said...

Jello salad is definitely gross. My sister lives in Maine, which is almost Canada;) Happy Thanksgiving!

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny! How could you malign the time tested and loved jello salad? Tsk, tsk!

You made me laugh with the smart one/pretty one comments. Growing up, I was the smart one and my sister was the beautiful one. Now that we're older, she's not loving that so much -- beauty fades...smarts just get smarter LOL. Definitely better to be the smart one!

patty said...

You are both smart, you are both funny, you are both pretty. I'll give you that she's slightly more athletic in team sports, but you're a dang fine ice skater. If they lined up all the girls end to end, I'd pick the two of you out every time to be mine. And that's the truth.

patty said...

You are both smart, you are both funny, you are both pretty. I'll give you that she's slightly more athletic in team sports, but you're a dang fine ice skater. If they lined up all the girls end to end, I'd pick the two of you out every time to be mine. And that's the truth.

Jackie said...

Well, dear, is she as funny as you? When you finally get your butt up here to my home country, I will make you a jello salad , and i bet you a jelly roll that you will love it!

Lynn said...

Did you know that the gelatin in Jello is made from the collagen in cow/pig bones and hooves?

http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/question557.htm

Van Hauwaerts said...

I, like Anderson Cooper, am "keeping you honest". I was never a Miss Cherry Blossom, therefore you are prettier and I got a higher GPA in college so I am smarter. With this logic your readers can tell that we are matched in wit. Let's not talk about the jello salad.

jlk said...

How do you know you got a higher GPA? You can't know that.

Nora said...

Sometimes pretty things come in sets. That's usually how it is with sisters.