Sunday, October 10, 2010


10/10/10 Today's date is meant to be very auspicious and falls on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Doom is preparing a cranberry walnut salad to take as our contribution to a friend's Thanksgiving meal. It's been almost a week since I was hit by a car while riding my bike towards home. As I look down at the bruises on my legs that are turning from purple to a greenish yellow and the flesh wound on my shin  heals, I'm thankful that the accident wasn't a lot worse. I'm thankful the young lad driving the car wasn't going very fast. I'm thankful he was driving a regular sized car and not a behemoth SUV or a diesel Ram truck. Who knows what mess that would have made. Apart from a stiff neck, I'm okay. My bike was a lot more banged up but the driver took care to get it repaired. He was more shaken from the experience than I was and I know he's very thankful that he didn't put anyone in hospital. Everyday there's something to be thankful for, but some days just a little bit more so.

Cranberry Walnut Salad recipe


  1. I'm so glad to hear that you are (mostly) OK! I love Thanksgiving because it does make us stop and think about things that many of us take for granted most days of the year (like not being in a car accident).

  2. Wow! Glad to know you're okay! I saw someone get clipped by a car on their bike in downtown Calgary...scary! Thankfully, they were okay too. Happy (late) Thanksgiving!