Now That Thanksgiving is Over…

on December 1, 2014 in Misc

It’s Sunday night.  My long holiday weekend has drawn to a close, and I figured I should write down a few things for which I found myself grateful.

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Much as I am grateful for my job, I am also grateful that I could sleep in for four days.

I am grateful that I love my cat so much I didn’t kill her when for four days in a row she woke me up early by repeatedly sticking her face in mine and walking around on my bed until I got up and fed her.

I am grateful that I had enough discipline to get in four good workouts in a row.

I am grateful that when I go to work on Monday I won’t have to go down to the building’s workout room because my body will be too sore and tired for more exercise.

I am grateful to my friend Linda for having me to her home where more than a dozen friends and family had a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.

I am grateful that she only wanted me to bring a loaf of bread from a local bakery so I didn’t have to bake anything.

I am grateful that I didn’t have to clean my place because I didn’t have anyone over.

I am grateful that instead of coming over my friends Ann and Rich invited me to go with them to a comedy club where all of the comedians were excellent.

I am grateful that I didn’t plan to get any writing done but I wrote anyway and am happy with what I scribbled down.

I am grateful for my warm place on these cold days and enough money that I can buy food whenever I want, because too many people aren’t that lucky.

Finally, I am grateful for all of you, my wonderful blog friends.  I hope your own Thanksgiving was a feast of love and joy and wine and turkey meat.  Or soy turkey, if you’re vegan.

Take care.  Love ya.

6 Responses to “Now That Thanksgiving is Over…”

  1. A comedy club! How fun.
    I’m grateful for spending the holiday with family and sleeping in three days. (We got home Saturday night and had to get up early Sunday for church.)

  2. Helena says:

    Alex – I’m so glad your holiday was a good one.

  3. Hart Johnson says:

    YAY for gratitude! I am trying to get a two-day work week adopted as the norm, but the powers that be don’t seem to be on board yet… Glad you had a good holiday!

  4. How was Black Friday for you? It was Black AND Blue Friday for me since I had to work! But I have today off at least. Tomorrow it is back to the grind for six days! Ouch!!

    I slept in late today, too. Laundry? What’s that?

    It is good to have friends to invite you out to eat! My friend and supervisor did that for me! No comedy club though. Just sleeping!

  5. Helena says:

    Hart – I wanna two-day work week! Our schedules are just too long and too tough, aren’t they?

  6. Helena says:

    Roland – I’m glad your holiday sounded peaceful. Doesn’t just sleeping sound heavenly? Black Friday was okay because I never go near the stores on that day, except maybe for groceries. I was a little wiped out and under the weather so I schlepped around at home and yes, got some laundry done.