Ahhh... Thanksgiving is this week and I'm starting to feel it. Mom and I spent the afternoon talking about the menu and doing the shopping and I AM LOVING IT. It is worth taking the afternoon off and getting to walk the store when there are not that many people around. We even went out to lunch and finished off with a coffee. AWESOME.
I will try to take lots of pictures and explore our menu and traditions later in the week.
Right now I am feeling pretty thankful this Thanksgiving. It was a year ago tomorrow that I lost my last job. I was pretty devastated as I REALLY loved that job and those folks. I spent 9 months pounding the pavement until I got my awesome job at the University. It was a tough time but through it all I was SO LUCKY to have the support system that I have. It is something so easily taken for granted and overlooked, until you need them.
Most importantly of course was my hubby. I was reminded daily why I married him and why he and I work so well together. He knew the times I was really down and was there for me. Cheered me on for every interview and made sure to dog the jobs I didn't get. My mom and sister are a definite second. They called all the time and made sure to keep my spirits up. My mom treated me to lunches and pedicures. She is my true hero. On those days that I was really down and taking that situation so personally, she reminded me of all the good that I have in my life and that the situation I was in was temporary. Last but not least in the bit were my friends; book clubs, walking dates, coffee treats, endless phone calls, text messages and instant messages. I truly have the best friends a gal could ask for.
So this Thanksgiving I am thankful for ALL that I have. I am reminded how blessed I am and I am looking forward to the year to come.