Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My obligatory "What are you thankful for?" blog

Because in the spirit of Thanksgiving I want to be in the Thanksgiving spirit.

Stop rolling your eyes at me. I'm about to get sappy & shit.

I am thankful for my children. And not just my two, either. Having a family of four children, even if only part time, has been quite challenging. And as months go by it gets easier on me, on J & on the kiddos. So, I'm grateful that we are working together to create a very loving family. I think we all crave this domestic bliss in some way, shape or form.

I am thankful for my health. I spent most of this year stressed out to say the very least. My eating habits (or lack there of) have gone to shit. My gym membership has been ALMOST a complete waste. (Going 2x a week is my goal. I usually make it 2x a month!) I have lost 20lbs this year, although not the healthiest of ways. I am grateful that even though I slack off that I can still go to the gym, do 1 hour of step class & kick all kinds of ass doing it! Be good to your body & it will be good to you.

I am thankful for my family, extended & beyond. To my Sister, my Nephew, my Grandmother, my Aunts, Cousins, Uncle & everyone in between - thank you for being the most loving, caring, sincere family a girl could ever ask.

I am thankful for friends, old & new. To the old friends that I know I don't have enough time to connect one on one with each week, I thank you for everything you do for me. Maintaining friendships is very valuable to me. And to my new friends - what can I say? Life wasn't the same without them & I'm so glad that we have made this connection.

I am thankful for my job. With the recession right now how could I not be? Enough said.

And I am thankful for J. The more he tries, the more I try & just like Rome, this relationship won't be built in one day. Every day is something new for us & I thank him for his continued support, trust & love.

I was really looking for the one with the Thanksgiving pants, but didn't find it. This one is good, too.