It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the US. The kids and grandkids are all coming home. They are slowly arriving. Our son Buck arrived yesterday and slowly the others are arriving.
This year is way different for me. For years I’ve had the luxury of working from home. On Tuesday I typically ran to town and got groceries then on Wednesday I would clean and start cooking. This year is different. I have a job and all those things aren’t quite as easy this year.
I got groceries on Saturday…did some cleaning on Sunday…the rest during the week. The baking had to wait until Wednesday night which translated into no stitching for me. It’s all good and I don’t mind. Having the kids and grandkids all home is worth the schedule juggling.
Plans for the family include family pictures tomorrow morning bright and early. We have them scheduled to be outdoors. I don’t want to take pictures with with us all having coats on…sadly we’re only supposed to have temps at 32 degrees so we’ll see how that goes. Normally the kids would happily run around outdoors with no coats in those temps but I’m guessing tomorrow they will all throw a fit. We’ll see what happens. I don’t have high expectations for great pictures because how can we with 10 kids between the ages of 8 and 1??!! We’ll just hope for the best.
There are so many things that I’m thankful for this year. The list could go on and on…I do want to take the time to mention how thankful I am for all of you. Without you, I would likely give up the blog. It would be so easy to. Now that I have my job at the vet clinic people have asked if I’ll keep blogging. YES. Yes, I will. I love having a connection with all of you.
I appreciate all of the support you have shown me this year. There have been lots of changes with me and you all have hung in there with me. Your support has been so appreciated as I waded my way through this last cancer round. Next Thursday and Friday I will be back at Mayo Clinic and will find out if the radiation treatments were successful. I know all of you will right here cheering me on and I appreciate that support so much. I still have a gas gift card and I have a Chick-fil-A gift card from blog readers that will go with me on my journey. Thank you for that. It so warms my heart to know you care.
I appreciate the comments you’ve all left about everything from my cancer to my finished projects, to advice on my latest decorating endeavors. It’s like having a good friend just a keyboard away.
I appreciate you all rolling with the punches when the blog shows up in code. If anyone has an idea on how to fix it or who might be able to fix it, I’m still entertaining suggestions. I’m so sorry it doesn’t always work…trust me, if I could fix it or find someone to hire to fix it, I sure would.
Thank you so much…you all are so special to me.
…and with that, I’m off. The kids are calling and food isn’t cooking itself. Take care and Happy Thanksgiving to you!