Thursday, November 22, 2012


It's kind of cool that we set aside one day a year to just be thankful. I like that. I try to be thankful daily, even though I might not have been posting it on Facebook every day for the past month. Of course there are things in my life that I wish I had... But there's plenty I should be thankful for as well.

Of course, I am blessed with an amazing family and I don't often stop and think about that. Not many people have parents who, 38 years after saying "I do" are still madly in love with each other. I do. That's cool. I am also blessed with amazing friends. It just takes one or two people you think are friends to royally screw you over for you to appreciate the friends who have been standing there beside you. (In theory, I guess I could be thankful for those bad friends for showing me what good friends really are, but I'm not there yet). 33 hasn't been so great a year, and without hesitation I can say I wouldn't have made it through without my friends.

But this year, I have something else to be grateful for: the people I work with. Now before everyone else I've worked with before this year gets mad, let me explain. This year, I have a new job, and the four people I work closest with are actually my employees. I am a boss. (I know, right? It's weird!) Now that I'm settled, I can say looking back that I was really, REALLY nervous at the beginning of the school year. These were people who had worked together for YEARS, and were all great at their jobs, and all of the sudden I was in charge of them. It was like I was barging into their secret club and demanding to learn the handshake. But the most amazing thing happened... They let me in. They sent me Boss's Day Flowers (and I almost cried). In fact, we even rearranged furniture and cleaned seven years worth of junk out of the storage area so that I could have an office with them and we could all be together. And I love it. It's the happiest I've been at a job in a long, long time. So this thanksgiving, as I know they are spending time with their families, being thankful for new relationships, new babies, and healthy outlooks to the future, I'm just thankful for them.

Happy Thanksgiving y'all! And to all of you cooking huge dinners... I'll think of you while I'm eating at the Carter Caves Lodge! No cooking OR cleaning for me today!!!! :)

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Holiday Cheer

Last year, I lost my Christmas spirit. Well, in reality, I allowed people to steal it from me. For the first time ever, I did not put up a Christmas tree, and I had no desire to. I was missing any holiday cheer and I didn't care to celebrate or decorate.

Not this year folks! This year it's not even Thanksgiving (sorry Lish... but I promise to make a Thanksgiving post next week if that helps) and I've got my tree up, complete with a few new ornaments and a much needed new tree topper. I even finally bought a tree skirt this year (and someone is making a killing on those! Thank goodness for 50% off at Hobby Lobby!)

So here's to a great holiday season. My Grinch heart has grown three sizes since last year and it's not even December!

Happy Holidays everyone!