We're in a glum mood this Thanksgiving at F&G, because this is the first time I haven't been able to be with my family. Thanksgiving is the big holiday for us, too - generally the only time my branch of the extended family gets together.
To add insult to injury, it's also my dad's birthday.
I'll make the most of my day. One of my best friends from Sleepy Hamlet is a Cowtown native, and Suri and I are headed over there for their traditional Thanksgiving brunch. And I've also been invited to accompany the owners of the Guest House to their celebration. And I'm very grateful.
But it won't be the same.
The one bright spot, I suppose, is that I realize how truly thankful I am for my family, and the role that they play in my life. I'm also thankful for a lot of things, including:
- the ability to make a living in my chosen profession
- my fantastic friends
- The Steelers - even though they're 4-6, they did win it all last year
- the Democrats taking over Congress and hopefully starting to turn this big cruise ship of a country slowly in the right direction
...and, last but not least...
- all of you.
Thanks for sharing advice and opinions, and for your own stories on your blogs, and for the random e-mails, and for sticking up for me. It's nice to have a place to share your desires and feelings and thoughts, and it's even nicer when someone reads and appreciates them.