This week's Spin Cycle is about "Giving Thanks". Since it will be the last for a while, I will get it in earlier than usual (who wants to be remember as "the one who's always late"?).
I re-read what I wrote last year for Sprite's Keeper's "Week of Thanks". It is all still very true. Go back there if you get a chance http://outoftheboondocks.blogspot.com/2009/11/week-of-thanks.html.
This year I'm not going all introspective. Just a list for you:
-> I'm thankful that I have many wonderful memories of my parents that I can share with my children. It occurred to me one day last week that a lot of people don't have that.
-> I'm thankful for my education. I'm not a naturally smart person. I did have wonderful teachers, though. Now, I can pull off "smart" like the best of them.
-> I'm thankful for my health. And for all the people in the past year that have encouraged me to make healthy changes for my children and myself.
-> I'm thankful for family. Where would I be without them? All the auntie and uncles, Grammie and Grampie. And for good friends, who are just like family.
-> I'm thankful for you guys. I've never met most of you, but you bestow upon me trust, love and snark just like we've known each other for years.
-> I'm thankful for having two great little boys to love on, play with and learn from. It has been a great year at the Badger Den.
Many thanks to Sprite's Keeper for keeping the Spin Cycle going on for so long. While this is the last one for, hopefully we'll all be back spinning again some day. Thanks, Jen.