K & I and the pups have just arrived home from three days on the coast, where we rented a little house in Wilmington for the Thanksgiving holiday. I’ve got that good exhausted feeling you get after a couple of days eating, walking on the beach, eating again….I think I may have gained five pounds, I know my jeans are feeling preeettty snug.
Though the week leading up to our trip was full of challenges and stress, I was keenly aware of the many, many, many things I have to be grateful for woven amongst them.
Too many to list really (at least one for each letter of the alphabet I’m sure). My family, my sister, my friends, old & new; who regularly bowl me over with their kindness and generosity. Owning our own home (and being able to pay the mortgage so far!). Toilets that work (after they didn’t last week). Being able to do what I love every day. The humbling support of my customers. This blog. My fancy new camera.
Good food on the table.
But first and foremost, I am so thankful for my incredible husband, who makes me laugh (almost) every day, refuses to let me take life too seriously, supports me as I build my little business (even when it drives him crazy), deftly organizes our Netflix queue & vacations alike, and gives amazing massages. I am truly a lucky woman.
It was his idea to head down to Wilmington in late November for our first get away of the year, though I was secretly worried about inclement weather, he was right, as usual.
Each day we had sunny, tee-shirt temperatures and clear skies. Thanksgiving with just the two (four) of us was quiet, sweet and simple.
For all of this and more, I say : thank you, thank you, thank you…..