I know that many folks (at least here in the goold 'ol US of A) will join hands around a beautifully appointed Thanksgiving table tomorrow to give thanks for all that is good and wonderful in their lives.
And, although our table won't exactly be beautifully appointed, it will be full of good food and I will make a concerted effort to turn the darn TeeVee off so that we can eat our meal like civilized girls and not the heathens that we usually are.
But before we do that, and before the "why can't I make the holidays perfect like Mom did" stressing commences, I thought I would just take a silly little moment to say THANK YOU out loud and in public right here on this here blog.
I'm thankful that I woke up this morning.
I'm thankful that I had to climb out of a warm bed with clean sheets and that Woolrich fleece blanket that I got on sale at the Targets.
I'm thankful that I was able to read the paper and enjoy a cup of damn good coffee.
I'm thankful that I had the choice of having either a bagel or cereal for breakfast.
I'm thankful that the heat came on and I found my slippers for my cold toes.
I'm thankful that I somehow got invited to this "thing of ours" and that every day I am met with lovely and cheery comments on the stupid things I say.
I'm thankful that my little sister will put up with me.
I'm thankful that I have a nine-pound bundle of love all dressed up in the form of a Stewey.
I'm thankful that my brain is still working well enough to know that I could sit here for the next seven months typing a list of all that I am thankful for, and I would never even scratch the surface of all that is good and wonderful in my life.
So there you have it. A few silly moments for me to tell you that my heart bursts with love whenever I think of all of my stitching friends out there on the Big Blue Marble. I am so thankful that I am welcomed to the cool kids' table, and I'm thankful that every day is a chance for me to learn more about you and your families and your lives and your world. I wish there was some eloquent way to tell you truly what it all means to me, but I haven't found it yet. So...thank you.