Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I shouldn't be blogging right now. I should actually be cooking, but I wanted to make sure that I whipped out a post to say "Happy Thanksgiving" to those of you celebrating today.

I was thinking about the idea of passing the baton this week. My mother-in-law and godmother will both be here today. I know that they have both put a lot of blood, sweat and tears over the course of the last 30 years to make sure that Husband J and I had nice Thanksgivings. I'd say that some of the first things that I am thankful for are FAMILY and happy holiday memories. I let one bring a dessert and one is bringing a side dish, but that's it. They've done their time, and I am forever grateful to them. It's now time for them to rest ('cause I ain't. I am sooo tired) and enjoy their later holiday years. I'm happy to accept the baton and the opportunity and the ability to be able to create new holiday memories for my still very new family in its various forms. Thanks to my Mom (who is still baking. I'm not there yet completely), my godmother and my mother-in-law for their hard work. I got this now (I think. Y'all need to pray for me that Fred II, my turkey, comes out okay).

Fred II is supposed to look something like this by early afternoon. No pomegranates though.

This year has been an odd one, but even with all of the weird, annoying, stressful things that have happened, I am so very thankful for all of it. I love the concept of being refined through our trials. I already see some better things about myself having gone through some of the things I have (vague alert!).

I am super thankful for Husband J 'cause he keeps me going even if I was soo jealous that he got to sit on the couch and watch his DVR'ed shows last night. Marry a partner who can cook, everyone. ;) Just kidding, sweetie!! Love you!

Lastly, I am thankful for you all. I have to admit that there was a moment a few months ago, when I wanted to stop blogging. I think it was the same day that someone said something over e-mail (or was it a tweet?). They said that I had inspired them in some way to get out there, to see something new, to experience something different. As much as I do this 'cause I enjoy it, I do it so that people will dream a little bigger, even if it's just by seeing some pretty pictures on a screen about some faraway place. I just want to say that I am thankful for you all, my little community here on the interwebs. Thanks for keeping me going.

Anyhoo, this is way too long, way too much stream of consciousness and probably because I am waaay too tired. :)



The Duo Dishes said...

This is a perfect list. We all have so many things to appreciate right now. Thankful we've connected via the blogosphere. :) Enjoy Thanksgiving!

Oneika said...

I'm so glad that you didn't stop blogging- otherwise I would have never found you online and I would have never had the chance to meet you! Happy Thanksgiving!

lobster said...

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving! Hope everything with Fred II turned out great!

lavenderpug said...

hope you had a wonderful holiday! i know everyone must have appreciated all your effort and delicious food!

Mae said...

I love your blog too. You and a number of female bloggers have inspired me to pursue a long time dream of mine (hint, I posted it on my blog). Please keep sharing!

Beautiful home, btw!!!


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