Ode to my turkey baby. Thanksgiving in Canada, eh.


Today I am off, I am off today.

Because I am in the Thanksgiving way.

For Canadian’s you see,

It’s the time to give thanks.

For Family and friends and abandoning Spanx.

We will eat and we’ll drink and have family fights,

Someone will toot and we’ll all see the light.

We shouldn’t be angry and ruin the mood

It’s poor for good health and digesting food.

We’ll laugh and we’ll cry and unbutton our pants.

If this ain’t a food coma it’s at least a food trance.

The room is a swirling, you have meat sweats and more.

That turnip you ate is eyeing the back door.

Again it’s a toot so we all have a laugh.

Thanksgiving the holiday that will give you gas.

As I said before, I’m in the Thanksgiving way

Mood swings and farting and sweating all day

It’s not a baby, not a boy or a girl

This bundle of joy might make me hurl.

Again I’m not pregnant, I’m just full of food

On account of all of the stuff that I chewed.

So please forgive me, there’s no post today.

Pray for my innards and give thanks you’re away.


  1. Luanne says:

    I’d surely enjoy video of a family rendition of Delta Dawn just as well as any stinky ol’ turkey call-off. :)

    Glad you had fun!

  2. Luanne says:

    I’m dying to know – did you have a Turkey-Call-Off this year? How did it go?

    • Karen says:

      I’m afraid we didn’t Luanne. We kind of retired that when the fella left. We did sing “Delta Dawn” for some unknown reason though. ~ karen!

  3. MaggieB says:

    A very happy belated Canadian Thanksgiving Karen! Congratulations to you and your baby. What was the birth weight? Love the drawing, love the ode. Managed to avoid coffee spray over keyboard.

    Have to say divorced from american husband happy I only have to cook Turkey on Christmas Day!

    My favourite turkey clip has to be Debra from Everyone loves Raymond – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-fMqaHCOpQ

    • Roxy says:

      No, no, no! The funniest Thanksgiving/turkey clip is from back in the days of WKRP in Philadelphia. When Les Nessman dropped free turkeys from a helicopter, “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!”

      • MaggieB says:

        Roxy, I bow down to you you are absolutely correct! I had forgotten (shame on me!) WKRP. It had a late evening slot on UK TV – hysterical. I see you can get the first series on DVD now. “It’s a dark object, perhaps a skydiver, plummeting to the earth from only 2000ft in the air…” Good times, good times. But of course, this post is absolutely now Good Times Karen!

      • BaconBleuCheez says:

        …but it was W-K-R-P in Cincinnatti

        Season 1, episode 7

      • Roxy says:

        Philadelphia…Cinncinatti…Cleveland…they all pretty much look alike, eh? :)

  4. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    I can see you now after everyone leaves…pants unbuttoned…rolling on the floor…moaning…promising yourself that you will never eat that much again…which will last until Christmas…
    Happy Canada Thanksgiving Day to my sweet bloated farting buddy Karen…and her sweet bloated family!

  5. maggie van sickle says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Karen and keep up the good work

  6. Gretchen Sexton says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! I can’t believe you posted on the holiday. And a funny one at that! You are a wonder.
    Here’s to your innards–long may they live!

  7. Mary W says:

    I scared my dog who was sleeping on the recliner with me – she jumped up and barked then looked around to say – what the heck? It was because I laughed out loud almost like a snort when I read “the turnip was eyeing the back door” which is the funniest thing ever. That just made my day! Glad your stuffed and enjoyed such a feast and can’t wait to hear about it. Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

  8. Rondina says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! You’ll have to give a toot update.

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