Thanksgiving in bed

November 24, 2011 · 0 comments

If you follow me on twitter, you’ve certainly read about my troubles this week. It started with Preston and a stomach virus on Sunday night and then, once he was all better, turned into whining about MY flu. Our original Thanksgiving dinner guests immediately decreased by 4, then 3 more, then 1.  Some not able to expose themselves, some not willing (I don’t blame them at all – it’s nasty!) My mom was the last holdout – she got sick last night.

I’ve been quarantined to my room since Tuesday night. I haven’t been out, I haven’t touched any food or anything. Mike has been awesome (as usual) taking over the prep and cleaning and cooking of everything. I finally had some toast and have been surviving dehydration with my favorite Canada Dry and hand-crushed ice.

So, since I’m finally able to sit upright and not sprinting to the bathroom, I have an opportunity to do some thankful stuff.

We did a thankful ‘tree’ in the kitchen this year using fake leaves and twigs – I think my favorite was Matt being thankful for the Army & the USA.

Thankful tree

Without further ado, and in no particular order:

  • my amazing and wonderful and wise husband, Mike, without whom I would be lost.
  • Matthew, who is like me in more ways than I admit. Whose spirit, sense of humor, intelligence amaze me every day.
  • Preston, who is such a kind and gentle soul, who is my cuddle bug and whose laughter and happiness comes from deep within.
  • My health (this flu not included, obvs) 2 years+ cancer free is nothing to sneeze at.
  • The overall health of my family and friends – especially my cousin who, while he fights every day, is still beating cancer.
  • My business – while never easy – which provides for not only my family, but for the families of my employees.
  • My employees, for their loyalty and support
  • Technology that has allowed me to meet some superb people online that are just as real as those outside of my computer screen
  • Meeting people in person that I’ve gotten to know online. Such a wonderful thing to put faces to twitter handles.
  • My dog that, while itchy, constantly shedding and sometimes a pain in the ass, loves me unconditionally and adores my boys
  • A roof over my head, food in my cupboards and heat flowing through my vents
  • Having the ability to donate my clothes and other household items to help people in need
  • Being able to donate to Feeding America  where $1 = 8 meals for people in need
  • being confident
  • common sense
  • family, even though some of them are a big pain in the ass
  • the teachers that give their all to make sure my kids are learning, often at their own expense
  • and so many other little things…
Happy Thanksgiving!!
UPDATE: Just in case you need extra incentive to give, Feeding America is matching all donations today! You can text MEAL to 50555 to give $10 in a matter of moments!

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