Today, I celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving with my mother and sister in traditional fashion, with a dim sum lunch and sushi dinner.

October 9, 2016: Family Time!  And Socks! October 9, 2016: Family Time!  And Socks!

Lai Wah Heen is, in my opinion, the best dim sum in the downtown area – and mom agreed.  Pictured above: the lobster dumpling and the crispy pork belly.

October 9, 2016: Family Time!  And Socks! October 9, 2016: Family Time!  And Socks!

After dropping mom off at the hotel, sis and I did some extreme sock shopping.  We stopped by Nugateau for an eclair stop (pistachio and maple eclairs) and then, fortified with cream and pastry shells, we resumed our perusal of Toronto’s best sock shops.  In the end, Andria and mom bought me several awesome new pairs (Chewbacca, Darth Vader, sharks, dogs, and clouds) for my every-growing sock drawer.

October 9, 2016: Family Time!  And Socks!

Nothing compliments a three piece suit, tie, and matching cufflinks like a pair of dog-riding-a-bike socks.

October 9, 2016: Family Time!  And Socks!

Tomorrow, everyone heads home – mom and sis back to Montreal, and yours truly back to Vancouver…for all of most of a night, then back on a 6:30 a.m. flight to Toronto with Akemi, Lulu, and Bubba!

15 thoughts on “October 9, 2016: Family Time! And socks!

  1. Well, I’m happy to hear no family member had to slave away in the kitchen all day for the Thanksgiving dinner. I bet your mom appreciated that. Maybe I can do that for America’s upcoming Thanksgiving Day next month. Sounds good to me.

    So your on the move again starting Monday. Have another save flight. Don’t wear yourself out, you’ll catch a cold.

  2. Luv the socks.

    Happy Thanksgiving Joe.And to Mama Mallozzi & Andria too.

    Safe flight home tomorrow and praying all fares well for Lulu on the return flight to TO with you, Akemi & Bubba.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Joe. Two questions – you don’t have Turkey any more? And, Does pork belly have any actual meat or is it 100% pork fat?

  4. Happy Canadian Thanks Giving to one and all!

    Joe… Just how many socks do you have?! 😶

    Safe flights…

  5. The socks are adorable!, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Good to see pics of mom and Sis. I know Akemi is a wonderful nurse/mama to the pups, squishy hugs to them all. Wishes for a stress-free trip back and forth and back, and thanks for sharing all the neat stuff!! 😀

  6. Ooo. Just took delivery of a nice little package c/o Amazon UK.

    Dark Matter Season 2 DVD! Yay!

    Guess it’s going to be a looong, happy night 😄

    Aah ……
    Hello One …. 😉

  7. Wonderful socks! Never can have too many.

    Maple eclair. I must have one. I may need to learn how to make eclairs.

    Happy Thanksgiving. Going out to dinner sounds fine. I may be going out with my neighbors as my husband is going home to see his mom. She’s getting older, and will be happy to see him.

  8. Now THAT”s a sock store! I’m glad you were able to spend time with your mom and Andria. Family is important. I’m glad they were also able to hop a train to come visit you. I hope your flight hope to Vancouver was uneventful today and you got some cuddle time with Lulu. I hope she is looking well enough to travel. Fingers crossed for all that.

    The éclair looks awesome. I’m not a big fan of maple (I can hear the boo’s this far away from all), But I LOVE pistachio.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends (it’s 10/10 as I’m writing this).

  9. @Joe Question: Was it the Buffalo small breed and pug rescue that ended up taking Scrappy?
    If so, PM me and let me know. I will gladly make a donation to them toward his care, as well.

  10. Omg! I’m in love with your sock collection! You rival my own! Where as you wear with a matching three piece suit & tie, I match to my converse tennis shoes. I own a pair of black, gray, blue, green, red, and sunflower. Socks gotta match & a girl has gotta have fun. You’re never too old. I love the pug & turtle socks. I want to borrow your Star Wars & X-Files socks. “The Kiss” socks are a nice touch and should be worn on a date with Akemi.

    The lobster dumpling is too cute to eat, the crispy pork belly looks delicious, and those éclairs are to die for! Wish my family would do this for our traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but instead it’s turkey, ham, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, jiblet gravy, sweet potato casserole, green beans, sweet corn, asparagus, rolls, seven layer broccoli salad, whatever miscellaneous dish someone brings and lots of desserts to include chocolate pie, pecan pie, coconut cake, rum cake, and ambrosia salad. I usually bring spinach dip with Hawaiian bread and a redneck casserole. I’m the queen of appetizers.

    Hope you had a great time with family! Wishing you safe travels & a speedy return to Vancover and back to Toronto. (There and Back Again…A Hobbit’s Journey).

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