Tauzer is Thankful that she has a playmate. While Will is at work, and since I work from home, we get to baby sit Will’s new puppy while she grows a larger bladder. Tauzer is also Thankful that “Salem” goes home at the end of the day!
What I’m Thankful For (the condensed list)…
1. My Health. This one is a gimme. Exactly nine years ago today I was laying in a hospital bed at the University of Washington Medical
Center for 30+ days after my first round of being treated for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). This is a girl who has never-ever spent more than 48 hours indoors! The caring nurse brought me my “Thanksgiving Dinner” tray of semi-traditional fare –though the “turkey” didn’t really resemble the turkey we always enjoyed, it was more of a Spam-Turkey combo and not very tasty to say the least. I’m Thankful I’m in full remission and approaching the magic 10-year good statistic mark. To this day I cook a HUGE real turkey whether there are two or twenty of us and toast “To Turkey Not Spurkey!”
2. My Husband. I’m Thankful we still like
each other enough to hug and kiss every day. We are partners and are happy to be the best of friends. He’s a wonderful provider and he’s such a good father and mentor. I’m proud of him and would marry him all over again. I’m embarrassed to say that he’s so easy going I sometimes take him for granted. A customer came to the house to pick up a special order on Monday and shared with me that her husband was recently killed in an accident. I was so surprised and saddened for her loss, yet I was so thankful for my husband that I have been thinking about all of his qualities non-stop the last two days.
3. My Family. Yes, families can be difficult sometimes, yet our family is filled with so much love, happiness and opportunities that I am truly Thankful. Our kids are smart and healthy and they are growing up to be their own person, the transformations seems weird to me –where did the time go?! On Tuesday my sister and her daughter surprised us with a homemade pumpkin pie! They took the time to come over to the house and we all visited for hours –because of our cris-crossing schedules we haven’t been able to connect for the last couple of months though we live in the same city. Being nurses my sister and her husband are both working today at the hospital and I’m Thankful for the love and care she and her husband give to very sick patients and their families. I’m even Thankful for my former husband. We saw each other at Great Harvest Bread Company on Tuesday and gave each other a big hug –though we also live near one another, we hadn’t seen each other in a few months and it was good to chat, laugh and see that we both were buying fresh yummy bread for friends and family for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Yes, I’m Thankful for many more things because I feel I have a very good life. I work hard, play hard, I am optimistic and try to be a good wife, mom, sister, daughter, friend and a good steward of the earth. There are so many things to be Thankful for. On this Thanksgiving Holiday what are you Thankful for?