Thursday, November 28, 2013

Gratitudes

Happy Tofurkey Day, Everyone!

I hope that you are enjoying time with family and friends, feasting, maybe a football game or a parade, perhaps even the beginning of Hanukkah!  Me?  I'm celebrating!  This is my survival feast weekend.  We're going to cook and eat three big ole meals between now and Sunday.  (I've already ordered new clothes to accommodate the meal plan.)

Why three?  Well, this is the Thanksgiving I didn't know if I would make.  The year started out kind of rough for me, as you all know.  But that is all in the past now. so it's time to dig in!  I'm truly thankful to be here.

Some other things I'm thankful for:

My family.  I could not have done this without Keith and the cats.  I have to keep this section short, because when I start thinking about the whole experience with them, I start crying.  We're going to tell Keith's mom about the engagement over Christmas when we see her.  (We didn't want to do that over the phone.)  The wedding will probably take place after the first of the year--most likely in Chicago.  I'm also thankful for positive societal change, no matter how slowly it's come.

My extended family.  We've dwindled quite a bit in the last few years, but I feel closer than ever to the ones of us who are left.

My booth.  Junking!  Ain't it grand?  Nuff said!

My blog.  I appreciate so much hearing from each of you through comments and emails.  You really make my day sometimes.

I could go on and on and one, but these are the highlights--the things I'm thankful for every day.  I have dishes to prepare, so I have to go.  Take care and have a good day.  Best wishes to all who read this!


4 comments:

Shara said...

I am SO thankful you are here - you eat ten meals if you want to - you deserve it!

Gooble Gobble!

Judy coggins said...

Happy thanksgiving, Eddie. Indeed, a lot to be thankful for. Hope you enjoyed your day.

Lynn said...

Sorry I'm late to the party but we are on our annual trip to Raleigh. Had thanksgiving dinner Wednesday night then got on the road Thursday. Had another Thanksgiving dinner last night ! So I'm right there with you! Today shopping at thrifts and antique malls tomorrow huge flea market and craft show. Have a great weekend, so good you can!!

Lynn said...

Sorry I'm late to the party but we are on our annual trip to Raleigh. Had thanksgiving dinner Wednesday night then got on the road Thursday. Had another Thanksgiving dinner last night ! So I'm right there with you! Today shopping at thrifts and antique malls tomorrow huge flea market and craft show. Have a great weekend, so good you can!!