This year, like every year, has been one filled with ups and downs, events that went down as planned and events that went awry, things that happened for a reason and surprises that revealed themselves at the most opportune times.
Today was perhaps the most perfect Thanksgiving ever. It started by John and I going out last night to the 10pm showing of The Muppets and coming home to finish making Pumpkin Whoopie Pies (thanks to a delicious recipe from Bill the Butcher). Then this morning started by going to CrossFit and doing a team WOD with two of my best CrossFit friends. Participating in today’s WOD was a big deal since I’ve been doing solo workouts and rehabbing my shoulder due to tendonitis and bursitis that I’ve had for a year and a half.
For Thanksgiving dinner, we went to my in-laws’ house. They were the hosts and we dined with them, my sister-in-law, her fiancé, John, my parents, and a family friend. The feast was complimented by laughter and now I’m home on the couch, blogging, while John and I are watching Harry Potter, which is kind of a tradition in this house.
It was the perfect Thanksgiving Day.
Thirty Reasons to be Thankful
In the tradition of last year, here is what I am thankful for this year:
- John – my support, my rock, my heart
- Building strength, physical and psychological
- New friends
- Old friends
- Friends who have moved from professional to personal friends
- Twitter BFFs and blogging buddies
- You, my reader
- My blog
- My new job
- My old job
- My family – my parents, my in-laws, my sisters, my brothers, my nephew
- Going to celebrate my nephew’s first birthday next week.
- Having control over my own schedule
- My acupuncturist and my chiropractor
- Celebrating hump day
- Being a writer
- Hipsters and the hipster-way-of-life
- Dancing, just because we can
- Cooking and baking at home
- Cuddling (even though my husband has dropped 50 pounds in the past year thanks to CrossFit, his hipbones are still fun to cuddle with)
- Listening to my gut
- Putting things in motion
- Not settling
- The ability, drive, and ambition to fix things that aren’t right
- Big ideas, implemented
- Being comfortable in my own skin and appreciating who I am.
That last one is probably the biggest way to summarize all that has happened so far this year. 2011 has been a “building” year – personally, professionally, physically, and psychologically.
Thank you – for reading and being here; lamiki.com would not be what it is without you.
Now, I’m going to do what I told you not to do yesterday and log off to spend time with the first item on this list.