Krissie: Thanksgiving

22 Nov

I’m on the wrong computer and I can’t get my photo, but trust me, it’s fairly zen. In truth, I think everything is a day to be thankful, even if one is feeling a little blue. For me, I’m ignoring my traditions (Thanksgiving Day parade, smell of turkey, listening to George Winston, beginning of holidays) and going off to work. We’ll have a nice turkey dinner sometime this weekend, when Erin and Alex can come over but in the meantime, I can be thankful about all sorts of things. About my family being healthy (relatively), that we’re working through things, that I got an unexpected check, that I’m going to get the book done, that I’m back in the right eating zone with relatively little stress.
I’m happy about the election, that there’s a cease-fire, that alijibres exist, that Damien Lewis exists (“ginger all over” he says). About music and a blue sky today, thankful for all sorts of things, big and small.
So, no matter how wretchedly stressful your day is, hope you can make a list of things you’re thankful for.As for me, I’m going to go work, come home and make a lovely dinner of salmon and shrimp cocktail and salad. (We couldn’t find

18 Responses to “Krissie: Thanksgiving”

  1. Carol-Ann November 22, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    I’m thankful I’m on the mend from my flu-like thing this week. I’m thankful I had my flu shot last month, as hopefully it’s meant a mild dose.

    I’m thankful we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK, so I didn’t have to worry about Thanksgiving dinner while sick, but roll on Christmas cause I love me some turkey and roast potatoes :)

    I’m thankful this year I made a new friend. She was covering a maternity leave at work and we shared a desk and became a very good friend, but unfortunately today was her last day (she’s having a baby in 2 weeks, yes we think the chair is cursed as the girl she’s covering had twins, and D got pregnant after 4 years of trying after she worked with us for 2 months. I’m not sitting on it, just in case!). I don’t know at this point if she’ll be a friend for life or not, but at least I had this year with her, and I’m thankful for that.

    I’m thankful for the Bettys on FB for support and laughs all year.

    I’m thankful for a wonderful husband & daughter.

    I’m thankful for fantastic parents and in-laws.

  2. Christine Ashworth November 22, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    I’m thankful that I’m healthy enough to work out. Thankful for my hubby, even when he’s pissed at me for writing before pouncing on him. (Protect the work!) Thankful for my writing.

    Very thankful for you Krissie, and Jenny and Lani.

    Blessed Thanksgiving to you!

  3. Robena Grant November 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    I’m thankful for so much, mostly family, friends, health, and fabulous internet friends like you guys, because when friends and family are busy with their lives I know I’ve got you for company.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  4. kate November 22, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    i will be thankful once the cooking is done. and my homework. which i should be doing instead of reading your blog!

  5. Terri Osburn November 22, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    I’m thankful for my darling daughter and that we came out through this rough year even closer and in a better place. I’m thankful I have family here in town with whom I can share this day and for my family back home who I hope to see after the first of the year.

    You’re sounding positive, Krissie. I’m happy for that too.

  6. Skye November 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    I’m thankful for everyone here and all my friends on the internets and in the world. I’m thankful to be at my friends’ house for Thanksgiving. And for having friends to be with.

  7. Tricia Halliday November 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    I am thankful for my 4 wonderful children, my parents and 2 brothers.

  8. Rachel V November 22, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
    Off to nibble on some leftover turkey…

  9. KateGeorge November 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Thankful for good friends who are willing to take care of me fetch and carry and push me around in an office chair while I’m not allowed to put weight on my leg. (fractured my fibula on Tuesday.)

    Thankful my family was able to go off to watch the parade in NYC, instead of sitting around and watching me lie on my back all thanksgiving.

    • Chris S. November 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      Ouch! I’m sorry to hear that. Hope you heal quickly and with little pain. Or itching.

    • Micki November 23, 2012 at 5:53 am #

      Kate! I hope you are OK. It seems like you just threw your back out last month . . . are your Girls trying to get you some writing time? Hope all will be well; sounds like you’ve got good support systems.

    • Christine Ashworth November 23, 2012 at 11:11 am #

      KATE! I did the whole fracturing the fibula thing in summer of 2011. Don’t be surprised if it takes longer than you think it should to heal…huge hugs, hon!

    • Jill November 24, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

      ouch ! Is your leg in a cast ? brace ? How is the pain ?
      Heal quickly !

  10. Chris S. November 22, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Happy Thanksgiving, USians!

    I’m thankful we get ours out of the way earlier, while the weather’s still nice.

  11. Judy, Judy, Judy November 23, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    (“ginger all over” he says) You just had to say that and here I am at work. I can not be thinking about sexy Damien Lewis being ginger all over right now! Of course, I also can’t stop thinking about it. Thanks Krissie.

  12. Redwood Kim November 23, 2012 at 1:55 am #

    I am thankful to be sleeping in my own bed tonight, and not traveling. I am thankful for the friends we spent our holiday with, and especially for my man, and my two little girls. They were so well behaved tonight, even while they were having fun.
    I was looking at our hostess’ books, as one does, and Blue Ice caught my eye. Hey, there’s Krissie’s book, I thought, and then I felt grateful for the near-year I’ve been spending with all of you here. I’ve really enjoyed it.

  13. Micki November 23, 2012 at 5:58 am #

    I’m thankful for a lot . . . my FIL is now cancer-free, my eldest daughter loves her school in Sapporo, my youngest is enjoying a year of Girl Scouts very much. Good friends have been good friends. And I finally took the step to do something about my writing. I’m learning so much (even though I’m missing something important), and I’ll never regret doing this. I’m thankful for my husband’s support. I’m thankful for the writing friends I’ve found in my area, and on the internet. (-: And on the shallow side, I’m very thankful for my August computer, which has made life so much easier in so many ways.

    And thank you for this blog.

  14. Louise November 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    I’m so very thankful that my immediate family are all well, healthy people. (DGD is getting better every day)
    I’m thankful that she was able to go bowling and have a great fun time with her friends.
    Thankful that despite a troubled back, I can go for a 2 kilometer walk every morning with DH and Miffy.
    When most chairs are a problem, I’m very thankful that I can sit on my padded, modified office chair and type for hours (with breaks) and not be affected by it.

    Basically I’m thankful for sunny days, rainy days, great music, love, smiles, laughter, and food on the table. :-)

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