It was a very odd Remembrance Day for me.

Exercise:

I decided that since I had the day off I would put it to good use getting some extra mileage in. I did 10km with Sarah this morning out on the dyke. Thank goodness our new restrictions still allow me to run with other people!

I am hoping to get some yoga done before bed tonight too.

Shopping:

I stopped on my way home to get the yarn I need for the three knitting projects that I owe to other people. Thankfully the store was very quiet and I didn’t meet anyone!

I also stopped at the grocery store and got two advent calendar gifts and some protein for the next couple of days. I really didn’t want to have to go out again but I hit three different grocery stores today:(

Knitting:

After a lovely nap in front of the fireplace I have spent the day working on the socks for a lady at trivia. These are due first so I thought I’d start with them. The pattern is going quickly, but I really hate the first time I make an item for someone as you never really know if it’s going to fit and be comfy!

Reading:

I also finished the book I have been working on for a while. It is called Fatal Inheritence by Rachel Rhys. It tells the story of an English woman in 1948 who inherits 1/4 of an estate from a man she does not know. It was really good and I didn’t figure out the mystery until it told me at the end. I would recommend it to anyone who likes cosy mysteries or that time era.

Remembrance Day:

It has been a very odd Remembrance Day for me. This day is really big in my family- usually bigger than any other holiday. We all get together and I have never missed a Remembrance Day ceremony. I was even there when my mom was pregnant with me. It made today feel weird and lonely. I did take the time at 11am for a minute of silence and thought of all the things I am thankful for having in my life. I just hope never to have such a quiet Remembrance Day again!

My dad’s newest project. He created his own ceremony by playing the last post and Reveille and having a moment of silence. All of the neighbours stood at the end of their driveways.

Have fun!

AJ

16 thoughts on “Lest We Forget

  1. Sorry that you didn’t get to have the typical Remembrance Day with your family, but at least you found ways to stop and observe in your own way. Hope your socks turn out well and you can move onto your next project

  2. I like your dad AJ – they really have no solemn remembrances here as they treat Veterans Day as a salute to living veterans, not those who have passed away. The bigger ceremonies here in the States are for Memorial Day, but that is just big because the holiday is considered the gateway to Summer.

    1. Yes I was talking to one of my running buddies last Sunday who is a veteran and police and he says many US officers and vets come up here to observe the day. It seems pretty serious as even grocery stores do a minute of silence at 11am, but it’s especially big in my family.

      1. I think here in the U.S. they think Memorial Day is enough. When we moved here, we were amazed that Veterans Day is not like Remembrance Day at all. I doubt they even sell poppies, but I’ve not been to Downtown Detroit since 2009, but they only had one vet who sold them, and I never saw anyone wear them. I’m glad the U.S. officers and vets go to Canada to observe the day. I didn’t know they had a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. I probably knew at the time, but I’ve lived here for 54 years now.

      2. I think it might be a new thing to have a moment of silence everywhere, but I’m glad we still observe the day!

      3. I hope so too AJ – the veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, as well as those who suffered emotional or physical challenges afterward sure deserve some recognition for their efforts.

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