Here in Canada we have already celebrated our Thanksgiving, it falls in October for us ... each year I have a great many things that I am thankful for ... especially life, health, family & friends.
Today, on the eve of the American Thanksgiving I am thankful for 20 minutes ... you got it ... 20 minutes!
|gotta love first responders and all of their shiny equipment|
This morning I went downtown to meet up with some gal pals to do lunch and shopping at a German Christmas Market .... I was looking forward to seeing pretty German glass ornaments ... taking in the aromas and tastes of Gingerbread, Sausage and Mulled wine ... and starting the festive season off with a bang ...
|Where there is smoke .... (there was a fireball but i wasn't able to photo it)|
|first responders on hand for blocks ... my two friends hanging out across the street|
Oh it did start with a bang ... 20 minutes before the gates opened a propane tank blew ... hurling flames into the sky, billowing smoke every where ... surrounding us .... quickly the sounds of alarms and fires engines, police cars, ambulances rang through the air .... lights flashing, roadblocks being set up ... so here I am ... with my friends, on the street .... all of us so thankful for 20 minutes ... if it had happened any later and happy shoppers where filling the area who knows what devastation there might have been. And always thankful for first responders ... the men & women who have dedicated their lives to the safety and wellbeing of the rest of us.
|We decide to head for cover and warm up with a tasty coffee .... Mona Lisa came out to play!|
|and throwing caution to the wind, we decided that a decadent chocolate fondue was in order ....|
|MLM is loving her individual Mink chocolate|
Thank you ... to whoever is taking note ... out in the cosmos... thank you for the 20 minutes ... I feel positively blessed.
|Izzy & Sue and that wad of tinfoil looking sculpture|
|Me & Izzy!!!|
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