Obligatory Thanksgiving Post

November 25, 2010 · 1 comment

I was going to say it goes without saying, but I guess being grateful shouldn’t ever go without saying.

Today was a quiet Thanksgiving at our house. Normally we have nearly 20 people here – lots of noise, laughter, good-natured teasing – the whole family thing.  We do it casual around here; food, football, comfort.  This year, it was just me, Mike and the kids plus my mom, dad and step-parents. 8 of us, total.  We actually ate at the table for the first time in years.  My brother was at his in-laws, my cousins gathered in Virginia, my other cousins and their parents at their house, Mike’s parents and sister at their house. We all kind of split up this year and I’m afraid it was more of a change, not a one time deal.  That said, I’m grateful that we didn’t have to travel, that we still had a great meal and a nice day  (but I sure missed having more of our family around).

I am absurdly thankful for my amazing husband and best friend who is also a fabulous father.  There aren’t enough words to express my gratitude for my boys – in the midst of craziness, issues and whatnot, they are healthy, so very intelligent, and so damn cute.

Of course, I am also very thankful every day that I have been cancer free for over a year now. My scars and random nerve shocks are constant reminders of that.

I am ever so grateful to have a business that is doing well (even though the roller coaster ride in this economy is beyond nerve-wracking), and I should probably give myself more credit for keeping it going.

I am blessed and thankful to have so many friends – in “real” life and that live in my computer. The support of people I have never met in person astounds me every day. I have learned so much from the little people on the other side of this screen, and I am thankful for every moment.

Of course, I am also thankful for goofy and silly things, like the way my dog likes to cuddle with me, all of my lovely toys from the world of i – iPhone, iPad, iCan’t believe my macbook isn’t an iMacBook. For Coke, abundant toilet paper, Tide detergent, little Lego dudes and the promise of a Disney vacation. And a million other things.

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

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Shine November 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm

So much to be thankful for I agree!


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