Thursday, November 27, 2014
This year we will be in Michigan celebrating this wonderful day of gratitude with the Barretts and the Christensens. The Kennedys are savoring their last year with Cody as a 'kid'. The Trefethens are enjoying the holiday in Denver with Trefethens. And of course, our Floridians have opened their home to a couple who has just moved down there and the NHB will share the family traditions.
Things I am thankful for (with homage to Bopapa): The Atonement and Christ in my life. Membership in the church, Callings. An attached garage. A new and wonderful refrigerator. Pam and Ken. Knitting needles. Ancestors who went before me. A warm home. A wonderful dog, Niko, who is such a great companion and funnier than all get out at times. Absynth who is probably never going to die. Kids who always invite us to spend holidays and regular days with them. Skype. Cell phones. iPads. Digital books. 2 oven stove. Warm home large enough to house whoever shows up. Friends like Holly who will come and collect our mail, or check on our home, or 'break in' to celebrate my birthday. Connie and Gary, particularly Gary who honks his horn on his way to work each day. Lauren and her kids. Teri and her humor and wisdom. Linda and her willingness to read and study with me. Kitty who serves everyone. Daphne who is willing to drop everything. Warm socks. Eye glasses. Doctors. Mammograms like I had yesterday (really? that's how I celebrate Thanksgiving?).
Cricut and Scaleable Vector Graphics. Marc's. Succulents. Perrenials. Essential Oil that helps me breathe. Photographs. Prius. Memories of family and friends who have moved beyond this mortal. Sleep. A dining room. My Bosch....! Grandchildren who call when they are trying to escape doing chores (that's Evan). Sewing machine and Serger. Computer! Oh how I love computers.
Seasons that change the environment. Mouth guards. Gifts..oh yes, I so love gifts...giving and getting and planning and hoping to surprise. Toothpaste. Noxema. Dishwasher .. mechanical and in the flesh..Robert.
Robert's kindness, generosity, love, support, help, honesty, faithfulness, smarts, humor, knowledge, jokes (mostly corny), love of words, fatherhood.
Books...oh my I should not forget books, nor libraries. My parents. Highways.
Dry erase boards. Lessons to teach. Prophets to instruct. Holy Ghost to guide. Turkeys...animal and human. Ice maker and water dispenser. Television. News broadcasts altho it's seldom good news. Meteorologists and forecasts.
Dresses and skirts and stockings. Fountain pens.
So much more but this will do.