Still Thankful on Monday

 

Visit
With mom at my aunt’s house. That’s Thistle on the right and my aunt’s dog, Carlyle, on the left. They LOVED each other.

It was a good Thanksgiving. I got to go see my family in WV and Thistle came along for the first time. I wasn’t too sure about all that traveling with a rowdy two-year-old pup. But my favorite bumper sticker sentiment proved true: “Don’t tell me not to worry. I worry about lots of things that never happen.”

So here’s what I’m thankful for in these post-Thanksgiving days:
-A traveling dog that charms everyone she meets. Especially the children.
-Parents who dote on me, spoil me, and generally make me feel loved.
-Safe travels. There were a few traffic clogs, but overall it’s been smooth sailing.
-A patient husband. He’s cute, too.
-Time in my favorite place–100 acres of family farm spread out over the rolling hills of central WV.

Here’s what I’m thankful for up ahead:
-Time to write again. It’s been on hold over the holiday and I’m itching to get back to it.
-Going back to work. Yeah, it’s work, but it’s such a wonderful ministry and the people I work with are amazing. I miss them.
-Routine. It’s funny, I sometimes feel like I’m in a rut, but when I get out? I miss it.
-Christmas! I won’t start decorating and playing holiday music until December 1, but that’s less than a week away.
-And speaking of December 1, it’s my birthday. And so far, I haven’t gotten old enough to stop loving my birthday!

So how about you? What are you thankful for past, present and future?

4 thoughts on “Still Thankful on Monday

  1. Lovely! And it’s so important that the dogs get along! Our dog and my parents’ dog can’t stand each other, most of the time. Though at night, they grudgingly join forces to bark at wandering deer and dogs in the ‘hood.

    So glad you had a perfectly lovely Thanksgiving. Getting back into the routine has been a bit hard today, but not horrid.

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