I obviously don’t plan well. I posted on “gratitude” a month ago. If I listened to the blogging professionals, I would have mapped out my posts on the calendar. Oops. I’m just ahead of my time…. If you would like to read my post on Gratitude for this Thanksgiving holiday, here ya go: http://motmob.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/gratitude/
I do have plenty to be thankful for this year. I am really looking forward to having my 3 eldest off-spring back in the house. My daughter arrived last week, and has informed me that she “likes me more” now that she doesn’t live with me. Really. We have enjoyed some quality time shopping, painting and watching television. We’ve only had one tough conversation about laundry room etiquette, that didn’t go as well as I had planned. I’m hoping the boys don’t show up with all their dirty duds, or we will have to have a family meeting.
I’m not a big fan of the “slaving in the kitchen”, but I do it anyway. I am thankful for the abundance of food and a functioning kitchen to prepare it in. I’m pretty spoiled with a husband that tends to the turkey, and all of our side dishes are pretty easy…except for the sweet potato casserole. My favorite part of the day though, is when all of us are around the table. It makes all that cooking worth it. When the kids were young, we always made it a point to have dinner together as often as possible. As they got older, and got cars and jobs, it was more of a challenge, but we still managed a few nights a week. Now that most of them are on their own, it’s one of the things I miss the most.
I have so many blessings in my life. Here’s my top 10.
- My Salvation/Grace
- The Word
- My husband
- My children
- My family
So, what are you thankful for? What is your favorite part of the day?