Sunday, November 23, 2008

So Very Thankful....

For so many, many, many things in my life....and I feel that I do try to think about and celebrate these people, places and things that encourage, enhance, and make me so grateful....and humble...

I am an extremely fortunate and blessed person....I've kicked Cancer in the backside, lost a loser of a husband...and gained what I consider my favorite wet dream....(Sorry Hugh Jackman...you've been replaced)....have a beautiful, healthy baby boy...when I wondered if the radiation would make conceiveing super duper difficult....

An absolutely amazing family...that even though we live thousands of miles apart...our closeness has never changed...


And I have 2 very special things to be extra thankful for this Season....

First....I have the Most absolutely amazing In Laws anyone could EVER have....and no I haven't been drinking....they amazed me by relieveing a major stress inducer that was me trying to figure out what to do with my 3 furry, sometimes annoying puppies for two weeks...since Pooh and I are actually leaving the wilds of NJ for a well needed vacation....they actually drove in yesterday (a 10 hour drive from Detroit)....and left today....another 10 hours....so I wouldn't have to spend the $800 it would cost to put them up in a doggie embassy suites....heck probably wasn't even that nice...more like a doggie budget motel....I can never thank them enough for that....there will be an extra special prayer said over the Turkey and green bean casserole on Thursday for them....



And Second....I am blessed to have a absolutely amazing neighbor....and no...I still am not drinking....and no...not neighbor Dan (bless his heart)....Ruth across the street is a hardworking, single mother of two....who is an inspiration...when I start feeling a little overwhelmed by my current (temporary) situation....I just think that she has to do this with two kids...everyday....and I promptly quit my bitching....yesterday she called to say she wanted to know if I wanted a few of her chitlin's old baby toys....I said absolutely....I am not above my lil ham-hock playing with hand-me-downs....toys are toys...well little did I know...that Toys R Us would explode all over my driveway...I couldn't even begin to speculate how much these toys would add up too....(enough to put up 3 dogs in a budget motel).....I'll be saying an extra prayer for her as well...over the cranberry sauce and mashed taters....

I wish them all...and all of you...my amazing...fabulous...F-I-E-R-C-E....bloggy buddies....a Blessed, and satisfying Thanksgiving....whoever you spend it with....



I also want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Trying To Stay Calm....who has blessed me...with not one....not two....but I can choose as many as I want....she is the kid who shares her halloween candy with the other kids......Her blog...is full of happiness...sunshine...and inspiration....(she's like that lil cuppycake boy...all full of yummy sweetness....)....Well I'm not one to take everything...so I"ve picked two....and I'm spreading the love to some super deserving extra special bloggers...who all inspire me....give me a good laugh.....and make doing my chores extremely difficult....so here's to you....

First The Bloggy Goodness Award goes to....

Dorsey at Searching For My inner Skinny
Ellebee at Enthusiastically Ellebee
Carolyn at The Risktakers guide to Endorphins
Turtle Mommy over at Turtlemommy
Wendy at Inspiration of the Moment


The I Love Your Blog Award goes to...
And on a Final little sticky note...stuck to the end of this post...I will be away from my blog...which is unheard of since I gave birth to it....for two whole weeks...I know I'll go through withdrawls...but the good news...I'll have enough juicy tidbits...to keep me busy up through the new Year...so again...Have an amazing Holiday...and I'll see you soon....

33 comments:

Dorkys Ramos said...

This post was so touching, I truly hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for the award :)

Mrs de Miranda said...

That was soo nice! It is so great to have such wonderful giving people in your life!

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!

ElleBee said...

What a sweet post! Thank you so much for the award, and I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

iheartbowheads.blogspot.com said...

Nice post :)

Tracy P. said...

That's a whole lotta thankfulness! Happy Thanksgiving and have a great trip! Thanks for stopping by on Open Letter Day.

april kennedy said...

AWWWW....wonderful post. You, bloggy friend...are inspiring yourself! Thank you for the award and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

When I was away for five days with no internet access it was hard. What was harder though...was getting my blogging groove back. Can't wait for your return!

Wendy said...

Thanks so much for the comment and what a great post here. I have never been given a blog award before. I'm so excited. Yay! Thank you!!!!

Carolyn Jess-Cooke said...

You made my WEEK! Thank you so much for your blog, and my award :) Hope you and your boy have a wonderful thanksgiving!

xx

Cindy said...

Ohhh, thank you so much for my first award! How cool!!
I'm thankful for many things too, especially new friends like you :)
Happy Thanksgiving

Wolf said...

i am so glad to know you are so happy with your life now.

i can't believe you are going to be gone for two weeks! enjoy it though! :)

Jaden Paige said...

Thanks so much!!! Wow :) I love your blog too!

What a haul on the toys... Gotta love great neighbors :) What a nice thing to do. I love hand-me-downs.

Have a great (two) week(s), we'll miss you while you're gone but can't wait to read about all your adventures!

Cassie said...

Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog! I've enjoyed reading yours very much. I felt so bad for you, reading the "Plan D" story. Thank goodness for Dan! And thank goodness you are okay! I'm the same way with children. I won't sit for the little ones until they can wipe their own behinds! It's not for me, it's for them! I watched my niece once when she was itty-bitty, and lets just say, the pull-ups were cut off, and a major washing down ensued! Come back and visit anytime!

April said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Wow, you don't know how lucky you are to have great in-laws!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Amanda K said...

Thanks for visiting me and leaving me some SITSa Love!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Fantasic In Laws are something to be thankful for...they can be hard to find.

I love hand me downs...I am such a cheapo that things actually look better to me when they are free!

Oh, and congrats on your awards...well deserved I would say!

The Blonde Duck said...

How wonderful. Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

keeper of the chocolates said...

so happy to have found you too! wonderfully cute and very cool blog you have here :) I too am very thankful for so much...it's the little things huh?

hugs
shelbi

Ritch in Love said...

You in laws rock!!

CC said...

Absolutely awesome things to be thankful for! You go girl!

SWC said...

Hey, I have been away from blogging cuz of the baby but I LOVE your new banner.

Enjoy your holiday.

heathersister said...

Sounds like you are so very blessed.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Being a SAHM is great. I am just back to work after years of it and I loved it.

Debbie said...

Loved your gratitude post. And darling blog too!

TurtleMommy said...

such a sweet post! =]

lucythevaliant said...

What a great post! I love your soundtrack, by the way!

Cindy said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jeauxdi said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dorkys Ramos said...

P.S. You have an award on my blog.

Teri said...

Just stumbled upon your blog. Great post. Sounds like you have wonderful people around you.

I'll be back.

Ritch in Love said...

oh crap! you have already done an award post. I left you one on my blog...if you dont want to post about it...don't worry!

Casey's trio said...

I always love reading "thankful"posts! And I wanted to thank you for stopping by on my SITS day and saying hello:)

Aubrey said...

I can't wait until you come back and share all your great holiday stories!
This was a great post! You are very lucky to have so many great people in your life!

kjamama said...

It was so great seeing you last week! Pooh is so cute and you look wonderful!! I miss all of you already, I hope you have another great week with Grandpa and Granny! Love your post...we've both been blessed...so glad we have nice inlaws!! :)

Rachel said...

What a sweet post. I loved reading about your blessings. And a totally agree with rockin' in-laws. Thank god for them!