Wednesday, November 26, 2008

With deep gratitude

It has been a busy couple of days. Sadly, I wasn't feeling too great on Monday and Tuesday. Monday night, I was fixed on the television with Dancing with the Stars; Tuesday night was the final dance-off and I was in bed. :( I was just not feeling very well. To my great surprise, I woke up Wednesday morning still feeling yucky but in a total protonic reversal (see Calvin & Hobbes), as the day wore on, I felt much, much better. So as a good Calvinist, I finished the work day.

In the vocation front, I must sadly close out my weather station pipe dreams with the CoCoRaHS group. The precipitation collector that I purchased already broke (POS) and I am not feeling too excited about spending another $22 to buy a new one. Srsly, we had one snow and it broke. Get better equipment and I will gladly help. I am going to drop the group a note, along with the maker and see if something can be worked out. Otherwise, I will say goodbye to my weather station.

Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite holidays; Paul and I are grateful to be home with each other while other military families endure the hardship of separation. We have been there and understand, we pray deeply for those deployed and those in harm's way, especially during the holidays. So when we sit down for dinner, our first toast will be to those men and women deployed around the world, their families and loved ones; a toast to all of you who work and sacrifice to keep us safe. Deep gratitude.

Paul took a half day of vacation and has the turkey soaking in brine. It smelled SO delicious and I can't wait to taste it. Our holiday will look something like this. Perhaps on just one day, Mr. Samson will let us sleep in. If he doesn't, he may be free to a good home. (Just kidding). I love a good fire, some hot chocolate and the parades. We will watch the football games, check on a friend's dogs, bother our neighbors for some holiday cheer and have dinner, about 7ish or whenever Paul says the turkey is done.

We have a really busy weekend. We are getting a private tour of the Spoelhof Fieldhouse Complex (SWEET -thanks Henry), fun with friends and dogs and some serious chillaxin' with both Mr. Handsomes. :)

With deep gratitude. We are grateful for our abundance of love, family, friends, neighbors, great jobs, a full table and Mr. Handsome. Thank you for being a part of it. Happy Thanksgiving.
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