Thanksgiving Post

It’s 3 am on the day after Thanksgiving, now referred to as Black Friday. I can’t sleep. I went to bed at 10 and woke up at 11:45. I’m going to meet my friend at Target but let’s be honest, I don’t need anything and I’m only going because I couldn’t think of a way out. Originally her husband wasn’t going with her, so I was going to run interference for her while she ran to claim her Dyson Animal. Now, instead I’m getting myself all riled up about a TomTom I’d like to buy (though I’d rather someone else just magically give it to me for Christmas or a wedding gift) and some cheap digital picture frames, so alas, I cannot sleep. I’ve tried reading, I had some carbs (that was less for sleeping and more for the pit in my belly) I’ve cuddled with Yukon under the Christmas tree-I’m unable to sleep. I’ve been considering just going to Target now and waiting in line, but really, what am I trying to buy?

So in the spirit of being thankful for things that I have but do not own, I’m making a list of things I’m thankful for.

  • a wonderful fiance who will soon be my husband and is my forever love. We’re far from perfect, but we complement each other so well that I can’t imagine my life without him in it.
  • a renewed relationship with my Dad and step-mother. We don’t bicker, we enjoy each other company and basically we have the familial relationship that has been lacking for the last 8 years. It’s wonderful, and I credit all of us for having an open mind and respecting new beginnings.
  • a good career. I know that many others out there in the U.S. do not have the luxury of having a steady paycheck and job security. I am very thankful that Mircea and I are both in stable jobs and both of our families have the same blessing.
  • great friends. I really do have the best friends. They understand how indecisive I am, they know I’m so crazy, and they still love me. They also know I’m bad with punctuation, but come on, cut me some slack, it’s 3 am and I got 90 minutes of sleep in the past 24 hours.

It was a short list. Mostly because I’m getting even more tired. But the list is very long because I have so much to be thankful for and really look forward to the future!

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