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I’m Thankful

turkeyOkay, so I have to admit that I’m mostly making this post so I can find an awesome turkey cartoon to stick out to the side. I don’t know why, but I love a good comical turkey.

But, I think it’s important to stop and think about how freakin’ awesome my life is. I should probably do this more than once a year–but, for now at least, this will have to do.

I’m Thankful for:

My Husband– This man works hard so I can stay home with the daughter. He makes it possible for me to write full time, and (get this) he’s super supportive of the whole thing. When I told him I wanted to write a book, he didn’t laugh in my face–he bought me a pink laptop! Now that’s love people.

My Daughter–She’s four, and she’s awesome. She makes me laugh out loud multiple times each day, and she keeps me grounded. There’s something to be said for a person who decides in the middle of Best Buy that she doesn’t want to wear shoes anymore and just takes them off right there. I love this kid.

My Mom, Dad, and Brother–I come from a real life honest to goodness old school family. My parents are still very happily married, my mom stayed home and had snacks waiting for us when we got off the bus and my brother and I lived pretty much in a Rockwell painting. Having a family like this makes me somewhat of an anomaly in today’s times, but I wouldn’t have it any other way–and it’s super fun to incorporate into my writing.

My Writing friends–Becky, Chantal, and Sara are the absolute best at helping me through this whole writing process. It’s a huge deal to me, and I know that, without them cheering me along, I might have given up somewhere along the way. These girls rock my socks, and I’m lucky to have them!

My non-writing friend Jessica– We have daughters that are exactly a year apart in age, and they are best friends. But, that’s not the reason Jess and I have kept in touch all these years. We do that because we enjoy each other’s company, and can really be ourselves together. It’s a big deal when you live in a world full of stay at home moms with designer diaper bags and boutique baby bedding.

My New House– It’s beautiful and perfect and I love it. It makes me so happy in every possible way, and I’m totally lucky to be here. Squee! (and there’s a pool!)

My New Town–I’m a bit of a free spirit, but the husband is more conservative, so when he agreed to move to this crazy hippy town, well, is it dorky to say my heart actually soared? Because, I think it did. This is the kind of place I’m proud to raise my daughter, and I know she’ll fit in here all perfect like.

My Writing–I love writing, and Writer is the occupation I always imagined I’d have when I was pretending and play acting as a kid, so knowing that I am actually doing that now is huge.

My Sanity–I’m thankful that I’m happy and healthy. So many people right now are working with so much less than I have, and it breaks my heart to imagine them going through all that crazy stuff with lay-offs, mortgage foreclosures, and just the general craziness of the economy in general. So, I’m lucky to still be smiling. 🙂

Now, here’s one more crazy comical turkey for the road. Happy Turkey Day!



Monday 30th of November 2009

Love the list! I got a good chuckle picturing her taking her shoes of in Best Buy. ; )

Of course I totally agree on the writing buddies. I'd be hiding in the closet nibbling at my toenails if it weren't for you and Sara!

Jet Harrington

Monday 30th of November 2009

Never too late to be thankful. Nice post!

Ruthanne Reid

Monday 30th of November 2009

Love this post. Makes complete sense to me!