Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Thankfully on Thanksgiving

I am thankful for so many things...too many to list and instead of the obvious, I thought I would be very specific by listing the things I am thankful for TODAY.

I am thankful that my sweet cat Pumpkin is sleeping by my feet, as always and that she purrs happily each time I give her beautiful black coat a stroke.

I am thankful that this morning started off with a great cup of coffee!

I am thankful that Fuzzy had a successful first time ever walk to the town pizza parlor from school with his friends today.  It was a half day, many boys have done this already earlier this year and he was happy to join in.  My only caveat was that he had to call after eating and I would pick them up.  I ended up picking up him and 3 friends, who came over for the afternoon.

I am thankful that my Pumpkin Muffin enjoys helping to clean around the house!  Today, she cleaned the bathroom sinks, counters and toilet!  She is really amazing and knows that this was a HUGE help with her mommy's sore hands!

I am thankful that Hammer gave me a wonderful hug and kiss for no reason earlier today, right when I needed it most!

I am thankful that my Mom cleaned my kitchen, straightened various parts of the house and vacuumed for me today even though she has a rotten cold.  As usual, she gives me more help than I can ever give back, and just when I needed it most.

I am thankful to my Dad for all his help picking up the kids, medicines, food, and so much more each day, and I am glad he didn't have to do anything today!

I am thankful that my husband knows he is in the dog house, deserves to be there, and knows not to come out until he is given sufficient indication from me that it is safe to do so. <grin>

I am grateful that my best friend, to whose house I am going tomorrow, told me not to worry about making the homemade Cranberry & Pear Relish since it requires lots and lots of stirring and my hands are hurting and most importantly - neither of us eat it!!!!  Thank you, K, you know how to cut to the chase in making these terribly important holiday decisions!

I am thankful that both the boys helped me make my famous Maple Glazed Carrots to bring tomorrow to their Aunt K's house!  They are actually so very easy to make, but it was a pleasure to have them both there with me 'helping'.   I am also grateful to Hammer for telling me that these tasted 'the best ever!'.

Of course, I am also very, very, thankful to be going to K's house for Thanksgiving.  I cannot wait to see her, her family and especially, my little nephew.  He has just learned to do pee-pee in the potty and I am sure he cannot wait to show this new skill off for all!  Yay!

I am thankful that my naughty kitty, Tina, was less fresh than usual today, and didn't bite or scratch anyone during the boy's play dates.

I am thankful that Libby, the ever enthusiastic yellow lab, didn't escape out the door today at all, requiring me to run out coatless in 34 degree weather!  Good girl!  As Hammer says 'she isn't stupid, she just uses her intelligence for stupid things.' - truer words were never spoken.

I am thankful that we may see some snow!  There is just such a pure joy that I feel seeing the first snow of the season,  it brings me back to the innocence of childhood years, making snow angels and drinking hot chocolate after inside. 

I am so thankful for all the Birthday wishes I received from J-land!  Thank you, each and every one of you has a special place in my heart.  My birthday was not the best of days, but those messages gave me a lot of joy and shone into my heart the warmth of friendship that I needed!

I am so thankful that today I knew that God was there for me in many little ways.

I am thankful for a blessed life...

Bewell,
Dawn

17 comments:

tillysweetchops said...

It's heart-warming to read of somebody surrounded by so much love.

Have a wonderful day with your family, as I know you will!

Tilly x

fisherkristina said...

I am thankful also.  I am glad you are so blessed.
Happy Thanksgiving

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

eml625 said...

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving !!

Ellen
http://journals.aol.com/eml625/Onedayatatime

klconard1 said...

Dawn dear, I am thankful for you and your attitudes!  Bless your heart dear, it's good to know you see what is good around you!  So many do not.
loving you
karyl

sangrialel said...

I  have lots to be thankful for also!  I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving!  Lelly

sazzylilsmartazz said...

This is a great entry.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!
Dianna

lv2trnscrb said...

Dawn; I loved your take on what you are thankful for! Wonderful entry; wonderful family and friends you have and you truly are blessed (and a blessing to others).

(let the husband out of the dog house soon, okay?)

betty

globetrotter2u said...

Dawn,
I am hoping that you will feel better soon. I am working on a raw diet right now, cutting out all red meats and many processed foods. I am feeling better. Have a wonderful thanksgiving and hopefully the hubby will find his way out of the doghouse soon!
Maryanne
http://journals.aol.com/globetrotter2u/Myfeelingsarereal/
http://journals.aol.co.uk/globetrotter2u/DarkSideoftheMoon/

cdittric77 said...

And Dawn, we are thankful for the blessings you bring us in life.
With peace and love,
Charley
http://journals.aol.com/CDittric77/Courage

dawngepfer said...

Hi, Dawn, I logged on to gripe and ponder why I'm not feeling thankful today and this entry of yours has turned me around.  Thanks!!!  (I'm still posting my gripe, tho.)
The Other Dawn @ http://journals.aol.com/dawngepfer/endlesslaundrylistofthingsundone

sdoscher458 said...

Happy Thanksgiving, sorry the greeting is late...I've been losing my connections, I'm in computer hell and they may be sending me to India to deal with Dell Pod People. All this on top of AOL, can't keep my Verizon DSL - one machine refuses to speak to another...After 2-1/2 hours Verizon TEch said "Go to Dell - this is beyond me!" But I am giving thanks for dial up!  Sandi

stansgirl2004 said...

What a great list
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving
Love, Marina

jouell3935 said...

Dawn,
So wonderfully written!
Thank you for the Holiday wishes!!!

I am thankful for you and your friendship. I hope all is well and your tummy was satisfied!

Peace
Jodi

happywifetoj said...

Beautiful, just beautiful!

Hugs~

swibirun said...

I am thankful for your wonderful entry.

Chris
http://journals.aol.com/swibirun/Inanethoughtsandinsaneramblings
http://inanethoughtsandinsaneramblings.blogspot.com/
http://www.bigoven.com/~swibirun

jtuwliens said...

Lots to be thankful for...
Judith

lurkynat said...

dear Dawn
Nice list! woowsers!
hugs,nat