Giving thanks

One thing I’ve learned about getting older is that every day is a gift.

And every day is an opportunity to give thanks.

So–my Thanksgiving Day has not gone as planned.

There’s been a horrible cold going around the Seattle area, for at least a few months. Many people at work have been sick. I had a sore throat, off and on, for a few weeks, but didn’t get the cold.

My grandchildren and daughter-in-law were sick, off and on, for a month.

Well I finally got the dang cold this week. My throat is not sore, but there’s a wad of crap in my throat, and my ears feel kind of weird.

I’m not running a temperature, but I’m sneezing a lot.

Sigh.

So.

Thanks to bad weather, my son decided to stay in Bellingham (an excellent choice, thanks to the bad roads and iffy weather around Washington State), and I decided to stay home today and try to get rid of this nasty cold.

I do not want to give this yuck to anyone, especially my family.

So I’m home today, watching the Cake Boss marathon, disinfecting my bathroom, washing my sheets, and cooking up some sugar free cranberry sauce.

For dinner, I’m broiling a small steak, baking a small yam, and enjoying some fresh grilled asparagus. And 2 ounces of red wine.

My turkey is thawing in the refrigerator now, as I had planned to cook tomorrow so that I can have my own leftovers (yum). I will be joining my son and grandchildren tomorrow night for a small dinner.

So here’s what I’m thankful for, today (and every day), but especially today:

  • My family, as always. 
  • The temperature is rising, and it’s raining right now.
  • The snow we got the other day is melting (see above).
  • I have a job, a great apartment, and I’m living the life I want to live.
  • All things considered, my health is pretty good right now.
  • My family, as always.
That’s all.
I hope you are all doing well today, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not.
And I hope that you take time out today (and every day) to give thanks for the good things in your life.
And while you are at it, take time to appreciate the caca that enters your life as well. It’s been the personal poop in my life that’s helped me to appreciate the good stuff, and the impetus to make changes in my life.
And now I’m getting off my soapbox.
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Mom, Grandma, retired social worker, blogger. I love reading fiction of all kinds, and I'm also addicted to television (Netflix, Hulu, Acorn, Amazon video).

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