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Friday, 11 October 2019

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Voting in the advance polls for the federal election begins today. Election Day is October 21 but the four days of advance polls allow us to vote when the voting stations aren’t as busy.  This is a great opportunity for voters. It will be interesting to see the result of the voting. Canada may elect a minority government which could mean another election in the near future. For me, this 40 day campaign after four years is plenty. However, we are fortunate to live in a democratic country with the right to vote so another trip to the polls would be a privilege many in the world do not have. 


Book club has begun again and I so enjoy the time spent with this group of women. We have been together for a number of years, each bringing her unique experience to the shared book. We have had some wonderful conversations over the years. I really look forward to the first Tuesday of every month. This month we are reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. 


Georgie, the golden grand-dog has not walked with us this week. She developed a limp after a walk with our daughter earlier in the week so she is recuperating now. Anti-inflammatories are helping. She may be back on the trail with us soon. We miss her!


This coming Monday is Thanksgiving in Canada. We will celebrate with our daughter and the grandchildren on Saturday. Because our daughter is a nurse whose shift work crosses all holidays, we celebrate occasions whenever we can around a holiday. We have much to be thankful for this year and every year.


Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!






21 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

My Rare One always votes in an advance poll because she likes "to get it over with," but I like to wait and vote on election day itself. It adds to the excitement, such as it is, of election day. Have a great Thanksgiving!

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Thanksgiving and boogie boogie.

DJan said...

Yes, I too wish Canada a very happy Thanksgiving. You are right that we have much to be thankful for, and being able to vote is one very important one. Best wishes to the golden granddog for a speedy recovery. :-)

At Home In New Zealand said...

I hope Georgie gets better soon. I think it is lovely that you have a special day when you can give thanks for all your blessings - enjoy your Thanksgiving time together.

Linda d said...

Happy voting and happy, happy thanksgiving. A worthy holiday, the very best reason for a holiday if you ask me. Enjoy.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh poor Georgie, she probably misses you as much as you miss her on your walks Marie. Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you all, enjoy the celebrations ✨

Ruth Hiebert said...

I will take my chance and wait to vote till the 21st. I know I may have to stand in a line-up, but so be it.

Mage said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

Elephant's Child said...

Poor Georgie. And those who love her.
I always vote early.
Loved A Man Called Ove.
Happy thanksgiving.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

No advance voting in the UK though people who struggle to get to a polling station can apply for a postal vote. I enjoyed reading "A Man Called Ove" a year or so ago. Get well soon, Georgie, your adventures are missed!

William Kendall said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have already voted.

bill burke said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Marie. Hope you have a great day with the family.

Joanne Noragon said...

A happy Thanksgiving to you, and I look forward to the outcome of your election.

Barbara said...

Advance voting is a blessing but even standing in line is a right not everyone has. It will be interesting to see. Happy Thanksgiving. My children used to rotate going to their father's for holidays. When you're in a position like that you realize that it is the family gathering that makes the holiday, not vice versa. And thank you to your daughter who makes a great sacrifice to be there for those who need help.

Rose said...

I have seen the movie A Man Called Ove and want to either read it or listen to it. I really enjoyed the movie.

Natalia said...

We have election this Sunday. Happy Thanksgiving to Canada☺

eileeninmd said...

I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your weekend!

Angela said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I have watched the movie "A Man Called Ovie" I should read the book. The movie was marvelous.

Lea's Menagerie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
And thank you for your visits and comments on my blog.
Have a blessed day!

The Furry Gnome said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Don't know how I've been missing your blog, but I'll try to catch up. Looks like a lot of interesting posts recently.

Debbie said...

i am a great supporter of voting, in all elections. happy thanksgiving to you!!!