Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far – I’m for sure looking forward to Thanksgiving and the 4-day weekend ahead. Last year, I was cooking a mini-meal for B’s family before we took off for Japan/Thailand, but this year it’s a lot more mellow with just B and I getting our glutton on with a mini-Thanksgiving spread, planning our honeymoon, and for the most part putzing around homestyle. I think I’m pretty thankful on a consistent basis for all the good fortunes or learning lessons that have occurred in my life, but now’s a good of a time as any to reiterate my thanks:
I’m thankful for an awesome and loving family, who have supported me despite being cray-cray more often than not, and celebrating with me during good times. I completely lucked out being born into this family, and it’s so awesome that my mother, brother, and cousins married some amazing people that have made this family circle into a gigantic “village” of awesome families. I can’t wait to make it even bigger by adding B’s family into the mix.
I’m thankful for B for helping me push past my comfort zone, for loving me despite my dorky tendencies, and for just being there for me (even when a complete Mars vs. Venus scenario arose the other day when I vented about something, he said, “yeah, that’s lame… are we getting pizza?”, I fumed even more, and he stated, “but you told me not to fix things…” lol).
I’m thankful for a loving and supportive network of friends, whether through college, the gym, running groups, or the workplace. All these members of my “chosen” family who I can’t imagine life without, and all of which I might not hear from for a few months or years, but pick up right where we left off like old times.
I’m thankful for the PF community, for being so incredibly knowledgeable, supportive, funny, and encouraging. Wendy, Tonya, Mackenzie, Melanie, Michelle (times 3!), KK, Shannon, Laurie, Ross, Mrs. PoP, The 1500’s, John, Nate, Erin, Erin, Tara, E.M., Eva, Jocelyn, Lisa, The Frugal Rules Family, Cat, Femme Frugality, Mochimac, Pauline, Morgaine, Holly, Kathleen, Mr. DbF, Andrew, Steve, Harry, Roger, Tanya, Stefanie, Hayley, Erika, S – sorry I’m too lazy to link, but I feel so fortunate that we’ve crossed paths and that I’ve learned a thing (or five) from all of you!
I’m thankful for great health and employment, and pray that all of us continue to have these for many, many years ahead.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone (um, well, to those that celebrate)!