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Thanksgiving dinner was good. Mungo, Neal and me, for probably our last family Thanksgiving for a long time. We had our traditional Greek Pizza. The dogs had dog food, except Newt demonstrated that he could generalize stealing apples out of the grocery bags at my house to stealing apples out of Neal's backpack. (He is a clever dog when it comes to food. He discovered, all on his own, that green tomatoes on the vine are food.) We made baklava for the first time, from a very simple recipe except we added pecans and sunflower seeds to the walnuts. It was excellent. I think we're going to try to make vegan baklava for Christmas, when Nixie is here. Any advice?

Then Neal and I watched Away From Her, about a woman with Alzheimer's entering a long-term care facility. I picked it out at the library because Sarah Polley, but it was specially poignant for Neal because his mother is going into that kind of facility Sunday. Well, not quite that kind: Neal says, either Canadian nursing homes are much nicer than American ones, or movie nursing homes are much nicer than real-life ones. We both liked the movie a lot until the end which... huh? If you've watched it, why do you think it stopped there? If you've read the story it's based on, Alice Munro's "The Bear Came over the Mountain", how does it end?

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Date: 2013-11-29 04:50 pm (UTC)
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I would not have bet that he thought tomatoes were food.

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Date: 2013-11-29 05:28 pm (UTC)
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My previous dog thought every stage of tomato was a ball (as well as any kind of shrubber being a peppermint stick) so we moved.

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Date: 2013-11-30 06:22 pm (UTC)
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In the "because Sarah Polley" category, can I recommend Stories We Tell?

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