I’ve spent my morning chatting with some of my kids, and alternately staring at the snow and watching the dog play in it. Of course, that was after sleeping in and lounging in my nest of blankies this morning. I’m so grateful for the job I have, my husband, (and the life I lead in general) that affords me such simple yet luxurious experiences. Blessed I truly am.
It is that time of year where I need to be working on Human Tetris (aka box office for concerts), but since we don’t have any major plans for Thanksgiving other than being thankful, I have time to get to that. This year, for the first time in my life, it’ll just be Hubby and me for the holiday. No complaints. While I will/do miss my kids, the knowledge that they are all safe and happy is fine with me. We did our meal in October with #4 as is our family tradition. This leaves Thanksgiving open for the kids to celebrate with their “other” family and me time to get my head in the right place before concerts begin. It works.
Hubby and I have a small turkey breast, some sweet potatoes, asparagus, brussel sprouts and fruit for our celebration tomorrow. We’ve (I’ve) been able to stick with our whole30 for a week and a half and so far I’ve dropped 7 lbs and am feeling pretty good!
Today is #1’s birthday. I sent her a card, but I’m doubtful I’ll be talking to her. No too sure why, though. Whatever the reason, it seems to be what she wants, and I’ve let all my children know that my goal in life is to do my best not to judge their choices and try to honor whatever it is they’ve chosen. I don’t have to like what’s going on, or even understand it. I just have to acknowledge that it’s their choice and not obsess over the reasoning or why. Since my choice is to focus on what makes me happy, that’s what I’m going to do. Today that seems to be tea, my kitty curled up with me and watching the snow fall outside my window. Oh, and music. Gotta have the music.
In fact, it’s just about time to break out the Best Christmas Ever. My kids grew up with this 2 cd compilation playing in our house every year. It’s not necessarily the most traditional of holiday music, but it certainly evokes the memories of handmade ornaments, baking cookies, decorating the tree and late night package wrapping sessions. :0)