Thursday, November 27, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving 2008
I will get around to responding to all of your wonderful comments on my last post; I swear I will. But for now, I have to gulp down my coffee, get dressed and head into the kitchen to bake pies and then concoct my mother's cornbread dressing...Mmmmmm. I haven't ever made this 100% on my own, so hopefully it will turn out okay. My own personal Thanksgiving hotline (my sister) is waiting to bail me out on the other end of the phone.
It's just going to be us and the kids this year. My brother in Kansas is recovering from knee surgery. My sister in Texas is hosting Thanksgiving at her house for her daughter and a lot of their friends. Another brother and sister are who-knows-where. My side of the family has kind of fallen apart. My hubby's side of the family is still fuming over the election and isn't really talking to us. Go figure. So we're at home this year, doing our own thing. Maybe next year will be different.
Here is my gratitude list for the year. Enjoy!
I am thankful that.... (not necessarily in any order, just as they come to mind)
1. We are all alive and together.
2. I have my church, my friends, and my blog-friends.
3. My dogs are well.
4. I've been accepted as a volunteer for Hospice, pending all the paperwork.
5. We have plenty of food, shelter, and affection (because it wasn't always that way).
6. We have jobs we like that seem to be secure.
7. We have a president-elect who is going to try his best to do something about healthcare, the economy, and the war.
8. I can read and write (something my grandmother had to learn later in life) so that I can enjoy books, poetry, and writing.
9. I found a 12-step program that is helping me end my codependency.
10. I have a closer walk with God.
11. I have an appointment to see the best specialists in the country.
12. My Lily (bulldog) is going to accompany me with my Hospice work.
13. I'm going to grad school in the spring.
14. I'm able to walk, talk, cook, eat, and all of the things we take for granted every day.
15. I have a wonderful microwave heat pack that soothes so many ills (and a microwave to put it in).
16. MY LAPTOP IS HOME AND WORKING!!!!! (and I'm using it right now)
17. God has given us so much!
18. Coffee exists and is available to mere mortals like me.
19. Chocolate exists and is available to mere mortals like me.
20. The beauty in the world that is out there for each of us.
May God bless you all on this happy occasion. If you're not a believer, may you have a peaceful, bountiful day. I hope that your holiday is full of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and so on and so on. Loosen your belt. It'll be over soon ;-)
Peace - D