My life changed dramatically and forever when I lost TJ.

I welcome you to follow along as I adjust to my "new normal".

It is not all puppies and ice cream but it is my life....real and honest.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Since I don't have to cook today I have the time to do a quick Thanksgiving post. So to all my American friends and family Happy Thanksgiving and to those of you in other parts of the world I hope you just have an exceptional day.
When I first woke up this morning I really thought that this year I have absolutely nothing to be thankful for. But, as I sat and thought about that I quickly realized how that could not be further from the truth. Heck, was I not surrounded (in my bed even) by 4 dogs that love me unconditionally! I have family that lives close by and some in other parts of the country, but no matter where they are I know they are thinking of me and are grateful for me as I am grateful for them. Then of course there are my friends....many of whom went out of their way to invite me to their homes today. All of which are very concerned that I not be home alone today. Now, that is really something to be grateful for!! And those of you in blogland, your encouraging words really mean a lot to me and I am grateful to call all of you my friends and be a part of this wonderful community.

First time in 15 years that I have not cooked so it is kinda odd today for me but then again kinda nice not to have the stress. I really like leftover turkey so I bought a turkey breast to cook either today or tomorrow depending on how much time I spend visiting friends.

Happy Thanksgiving all and if I am able to find things to be thankful for today I know all of you can.....have a wonderful day with family and friends!!


  1. Sandy;

    I am thankful to have you for a sister. Was thinking of you today. Glad you hav friends to visit.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you! All the best to you.

  3. I've come to realize that every moment has its reason for thankfulness. No matter what, we keep walking the path in front of us, even when that path is new and different and not what we expected. But every day that we live is a reason for thankfulness. Breathe deep. Soak in the sky and all that is lovely. Walk with strength and courage. And God bless you.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Sandy. It's not something we celebrate here but I think it's a wonderful tradition. Sometimes we do need a prompt to stop and think about the things we have to be thankful for. I'm so glad you are spending the day with those who are thankful for YOU.

  5. you have a big heart - that is apparent - you put my grumpiness to shame.... I will a list and stick it to the wall above my computer....


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