Sunday, November 23, 2008

A lot to be thankful for

So I am a big after Thanksgiving shopper freak. Every year I get up about 3 and go out to wait in line and fight the crazy people and crowds. This year I am bummed because I just can not get int to the mood for it. I look forward to it every year at this time and just have not brought myself to get excited. It is the one and only day that Jared knows I am going to go spend money and lots of it and he does not complain to me about how much and my Christmas shopping is done by then. For one the sales just do not seem like they are going to be as good this year from what I can see on the online ads. And for two my kids are getting older and I do not know what to get for them. They do not need anything and I am tired of spending money on things they think they want and only use for a couple of days after Christmas and then they sit and collect dust. I asked them if we could skip the gift part of Christmas this year but that did not go over so good with them. Maybe once I see the actual ad from the newspaper on Thursday I will get in the mood, we will have to see. I am however excited to celebrate Thanksgiving and give thanks for the many blessings that have been given to me and my family. I am thankful for our good health, for the our business that we have that provides for us and that we are able to make ends meet to keep our home provide for the thinks we need. I am thankful for my extended family and the time we get to spend with them and the memories we get to make with them and for the love they have for us. I am thankful for my kids and the laughs the give me everyday. Jessica was doing my hair again (thanks Jess) and I had her cut Tucker's hair and she asked him if he had any girlfriends, he said no, she said right answer and he responded with "it must be love Tucker season because alot of girls like me". Where do kids come up with these things. I am thankful for my husband and all of the help he is and the love he shows for me. He has taken over the laundry the last few weeks and it has been heaven. There are many more thanks but I think I will stop with those few. Oh wait I am thankful I only have to work one day this week. Whoohoo. I get Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday off for the holiday and took Tuesday off so I can go to a CPR class because I am trying to get into EMT school. I hope every has a good Turkey day and may you all be as blessed as we are.




2 comments:

H said...

Nice thankful post Lori. I too am usually enthused about Black Friday shopping, but not this year. We're going up to my mom's to rake pine needles if it doesn't snow. Maybe JoAnn's or Michael's will have some great craft stuff you can buy. But then I get annoyed at those shoppers and it just puts you to work...

Anyway, we're thankful to know you and grateful things seems to be going well for you.

Kumen and Nancy Adams said...

I loved your post! It is nice to sometimes just count your blessings. I love Black Friday too, but this year we are at the cabin.....we will have to make do with WalMart and Home Depot in ShowLow. Oh well. I am starting to do most of my shopping online anyway. Am I just getting old?