11/26/09

Thankfully

Well, it is the day of giving thanks and this morning, when I woke up, one of my first thoughts was that I wanted to share some things I'm thankful for. I think sharing them makes them all the more special.

I'm thankful that we both have jobs and that we can provide a loving home for Sydney. I'm thankful that we have a comfortable home where we can all feel safe. I'm thankful that I have family and happy childhood memories that I can try to pass along to Sydney so she'll be familiar with some of the old traditions that my parents shared with me.

I'm thankful that I have a full sewing room and a partner that will let me use it without being jealous of the time I spend there. And, I'm thankful that I can afford to make quilts, in both time and money.

I'm thankful that I have a job that I enjoy and that I am confident about.

I'm thankful that we have friends, and while I wish they could be with us today, I'm sure that they will be back to us for their favorite holiday traditions soon. And, I'm thankful for co-workers that are more than just co-workers. They're friends. And I'm thankful that I work in an environment where the is little strife.

I'm thankful that I can still afford to hand dollars out the car window to help those less fortunate. And, I'm thankful that my family has health coverage.

And, I'm thankful for my internet friends. You guys are terrific! It's odd to think that without the internet, I might never have met you.

Okay, that's enough being thankful. Now, I have to go cook. Okay, okay...I'm thankful that we have all that food to cook, even if I'm going to spend the better part of the day cooking it and cleaning up after it. Happy Turkey day to you. May your turkey be moist, your potatoes be smooth, and your green bean casserole be firm. And, God willing, may none of of us that are cooking poison anyone this year. Lane

6 comments:

Coloradolady said...

What a great post....Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Lane...hope you get to sew just a bit today after all the cooking and cleaning....I hope for the same thing for myself!! Have a great day my friend....

Quiltluver said...

Thank you for the wonderful post. Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving. Karen

Riet said...

That is a wonderful post Lane. Happy Thanksgiving

Barb said...

Have a wonderful day!!

Denise in PA said...

I've been reading your blog for a month or so now. I have to say, your "Thanksgivings" so mirror my own. You've said it very well. Thank you! And, Happy Thanksgiving!!

Shirleymac said...

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving Lane. I haven't been reading posts for a few days but I went back in yours and all I can say is I'm at the "can't wait til January" stage each year too. It is partly the commercialism. Christmas is supposed to be serene and enjoyable. With all the work that goes into it it's anything but. I'm making home made gifts this year too. Of course, thank goodness, I don't swap gifts with many friends or even my own family back East (except for my great nephew & niece who are 6). I could never live up to Martha Stewart. I'm more of an Erma Bombeck type. I'm finding having most of my gifts ready to wrap before Dec 1 is taking a real load off.