Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Giving Thanks

For the most part, I couldn't care less about Thanksgiving. I'd pretty much rather be forced to watch reruns of "Friends."

But this year? Well, this year, I am excited. I have lots to be thankful for. I hope we are turning a corner on my thoughts on the holiday.

Typically, I consider it a paid day off to watch Dallas Cowboys football. Except, well, we suck donkey balls this year, so there's not much to be thankful about in that sense.

So instead, I am so insanely thankful that I get to spend the holiday with my family. The long drive, traffic, and cold temps (threats of 20 degree nights!!!) are all on my list of things that I am not thankful for, but the fact that I get to see my family for the first time on this holiday in NINE years? Yeah, that's pretty awesome.

I'm also pretty thankful the drama of the past 2 or 3 years isn't rearing its ugly head this year. (Ahem... see Monday's post.)

I am thankful for my amazingly beautiful, smart, healthy daughter. I am thankful for my understanding, sweet, and helpful husband. I am thankful for my supportive parents, grandmothers, and father-in-law. I am thankful for my true friends who are there for me through thick and thin. I am thankful for my health and my job and my house and my opportunities. I am thankful I got a second chance after a rough start to this year.

Here's hoping Bimmer realizes how lucky she is. I know Puff and I are realizing that every single day. We are full of thanks to Bimmer for picking us to be her parents.

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