You get to eat great food (and by food I mean dessert!), hang out with family and friends, and the only gift you have to bring is the pleasure of your company. Can't beat that!
Since my kitchen is out of commission this year we're going to my sister-in-law's house. (We're getting new counter tops so I've had no sink or stove for the last two weeks!) The kids get to see some of their cousins (woohoo!) and we won't have to eat leftovers for the next month. I consider that a good thing :)
If you've read this blog for a while, you know I'm thankful for my kids, my family and, of course, books! So here are a few things you might not expect me to be grateful for this Thanksgiving:
Wii -- Watching my kids teach their grandparents how to golf, bowl and play tennis yesterday was a riot. And seeing them cheer when Grandma scored a strike reminded me that there are all kinds of ways to bond with family.
Paper Plates -- I don't usually use them (I'm trying to reduce my footprint and all) but when the only place to wash the dishes is the bathtub, paper plates make me very happy indeed.
H1N1 -- Because of this supposed "pandemic" people are doing something they should have been doing all along...washing their hands. How lame that it takes a life-threatening illness for people to use soap!
DSL -- Remember when graphics made web pages slow to load? Now you can stream entire videos across the internet with barely a pause. How cool is that!
I'm incredibly thankful for the internet, because without it I wouldn't have met all the wonderful bloggers in this amazing community I stumbled into last year. Thanks to all of you for making this journey so much fun!
And now to share some love with other bloggers, here are a couple of awards that I need to pass on.
Steph in the City gave me the Splish Splash Award for a dazzling blog. Thanks, Stephanie! I'm passing this one on to Julie at Silver Lining and to Shelli at the Storyqueen's Castle.
Dawn at Plotting and Scheming was kind enough to give me the Best Blog Award. Thanks, Dawn! I'm supposed to pass this on to other bloggers that I've recently discovered and think are great! I'm giving this one to my critique partner Lori who recently started to blog, and to Tabitha at Writer Musings -- I can't believe it took me so long to discover your fabulous blog!
That's it from me. I'll be back next week.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!