I considered “A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion” as the title, but we’re hardly Walton-era any more, so this title seemed more appropriate. What a great Thanksgiving with family! Dinner, cooked by mom, was delicious, as always. While I didn’t eat any turkey, I filled up on mashed potatoes, butternut squash casserole, yellow squash casserole, and my favorite, Mom’s stuffing with gravy! We followed dinner with a little television while our food digested, dessert to get us moving again, and a hilarious game of Pictionary. I truly laughed so hard, I cried. Ethan was apologetic because he made me cry and was a little confused by everyone’s hysteria, but oh my God, he was just so funny! I’m back home now, with lots of leftovers for later!
I know a lot of people have posted on Facebook what they are thankful for this year, so here is my list (in no particular order):
- Amazing, hardworking, generous, loving parents who led by example
- Smart, handsome, (sometimes) funny husband
- The sweetest, most creative, funny, quirky little boy a mom could ask for
- Brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephew who rock!
- The best friends in the world, who have been by my side, in good times and in bad
- A career I love, at a company that cares about me and helps me to be successful, surrounded by awesome coworkers
- A warm, comfortable, and welcoming (if not slightly messy) home
- A church that inspires me to be better person and fills me spiritually
- My health. (I know that one may sound funny given my current situation, but I’m alive and feeling strong despite the chemo, and I look forward to being in optimal health in the near future.)
- Hot water. Hot showers.
- Eyebrows and eyelashes.
- Good books.
- A full belly. A full fridge.
- A blog that allows me to connect with hundreds of people on a daily basis and which has inspired many people to make healthier choices in their own lifestyles (which is what makes the effort all worthwhile!)
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!