Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thoughts on Thanksgiving

My belly is full. Really full. My brain is really full too. I have countless blessings to give thanks for and yet I still am celebrating with a mixed feelings. I am thrilled to be in Iowa with my family for the first time in ten years, but being here means that we are not in Wisconsin with my husbands family to celebrate both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am thrilled that two of my sisters are here with us, but sad that my other sister and her husband celebrated by themselves in New York. Although an hour worth of skyping made them not seem so far away. I am happy that I am in wonderful health & that my children are too, but concerned that my husband is not and has to have surgery next week. So yeah, a full brain on Thanksgiving. I am doing my best to focus on the blessings and hope that you are too, despite all the things that may be weighing on your brain today. And since Elizabeth over at Twelve Crafts  just posted a list of 5 blessings for the day, I shall do the same.

- My husband, he works REALLY hard and lots of hours so that I can stay home with our kids.
- The great and wonderful Sweet Pea and Jojo. The make me laugh, they make me cry and I can't believe I made them.  And since I'm thinking of it, how does one explain what "romantic" means to a four year old??
- my family. My mom & dad & my sisters and their men. I love that we are close. I love that my baby sister lived with me for three months this year. Special times.
- my health. I don't post about it here but I am a bit of a gym rat. I enjoy the hour each day I spend in exercise classes, spinning or on the treadmill. It gives me time to think and restores my sanity.
- friends, yup. They have helped keep me sane too. Friends for my kids, support for me when I needed it. New ones reading this blog. Yeah friends.

With that said, how about something exciting!! Today is my guest post over at Twelve Crafts Till Christmas. It's all about the food traditions my family has at Christmas. Go there and read and then be sure to come back later this week to see the recipe for Stained Glass Window salad! (I'd post it tonight but I'm on my mom's computer and the photos are at home!) So enjoy and be sure to scroll down and read all the other great posts on holiday traditions!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for being a part of the traditions series!

    Oh how I long to be a gym rat again . . . that would require living in a place big enough to have gyms. For SEVEN years I've been exercising in my basement in the wee hours of the morning every morning. I MISS GYMS with lots of equipment and variety. If we ever move to a city with gyms, I will totally put that on my blessing list for that Thanksgiving!


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