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