I am sitting here in my comfy chair, pondering the events of our annual Thanksgiving Family Extravaganza. There are 2 slices of pie left in the fridge just waiting for me to finish this post so that they – and I - can go to pie heaven.Our family and guests have been hugged hello, coats tossed on the bed, tables set, food laid out, stories shared, seconds scooped, belts unbuckled, babies tickled, dishes washed, crumbs swept, recipes shared, and goodbyes hugged with promises to keep in touch. Laughter still hangs in the air, along with the aroma of turkey and stuffing.
I'm grateful, really grateful.First on my list is always my Handsome Husband. He supports me, helps me focus, shares the bright side to my doubts and makes me laugh. A lot. He inspires me by his patient, kind demeanor, and his desire to be a good example for those around him.
There are my sons. They’re on my side as well. No one makes me laugh like they do. And no one makes me more proud. Being their Mom has helped me become a better person.
There is the Campbell Clan. I’m delighted that they’re willing to come long distances to share a meal with us.
The Campbell Clan, Thanksgiving 2011
What else am I grateful for?A good haircut
Really good art supplies
Warm sun on a cool day
My little yellow sailboat
Colored glass insulators
The furnace guy
An early newspaper that lands on my porch
Friends, including you, dear reader.
Feel free to add to the list. What are you grateful for this year?