Friday, November 27, 2009

Giving Thanks

I have so much to be thankful for. I'm very aware of how lucky I am. I know I use this space to complain and vent and try out my crazy on you guys ;) But I have no one else to complain to, so it may seem like that's all I do... Anyway, here is a list of what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving...

~~I am so thankful for my children :) My life would be nothing without them.
~~I am truly thankful to my husband for giving me all of these beautiful children. I just can't take all the credit on their looks.
~~I am thankful that we all have our health.
~~I am thankful that Lazy Baby's colic seems to be waning.
~~I am thankful that my husband decided to stay home and help me cook yesterday instead of going hunting! Otherwise we probably wouldn't have had any food!
~~I am thankful that I have a man who knows how to cook a turkey! AND make the gravy like a pro!!!
~~I am thankful that this year we decided to do the low key just our little family Thanksgiving. No pressure, no having to run around and clean like a mad woman while trying to cook. No having to load up the kids to go anywhere. When we lived close to family we were obligated to attend 2 Thanksgiving dinners... and that was always just too hectic! And for the past few years we have invited my husband's brothers and sister. Last year none were going to come, but some of them came anyway, which I was grateful for (even if it was only because they couldn't figure out how to work their newfangled digital oven). But this year I was too overwhelmed and the house was just too messy!
~~I am thankful to have a genius for a husband. If something's broke he knows how to fix it. If something happens, he knows what to do. If we have a problem, he usually knows how to solve it or knows how to find the solution. Back in October something happened to our antenna. We lost our NBC channel and were stuck with only PBS. We are too rural for cable, and we can't afford satellite. My husband had the wonderful idea of hooking up our computer to the television so we can watch full episodes online!! Now we are not limited to watching only shows on NBC and PBS! Now we can watch Glee! And shows on FOX, ABC and CBS as well as some of the cable channel stuff that they have online! The only drawback is that none of the somewhat local news channels stream live at 10pm. And of course none of the national news programs stream live... so we have to get all our news online... But we were able to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade streamed live by some people from their apartment windows! It was awesome and the kids loved it!!! :)

It was a good Thanksgiving.


~~Mel~~ said...

This is such a great post! Somedays it's hard to see the good...but deep down we know we are all truly blessed.

ps. i love that my man cooks the turkey too...I've never done one myself and don't know that i even could lol.

LazyCrazyMama said...

@Mel: Haha! Same here!! If I had to do the turkey by myself I would probably have to call my mom a million times! That and I have NO desire to touch a raw turkey ;)

Becky said...

I loved this post too! It was good to hear all the wonderful things in your life:) I am SO GLAD to hear that the baby's colic is settling down! That should make life so much more bareable:)

Happy Thanksgiving Friend!

Anonymous said...

That does sound like a peaceful Thanksgiving!

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