Up here in the frozen north of Canada, it is Thanksgiving Weekend. So, in truly unoriginal style I am going to do a post about those things for which I am thankful…
I am thankful for M. He is funny, strong, kind, and patient. I know that I annoy myself sometimes, so I can only imagine how much I must annoy him and yet he keeps on loving me. He is a fantastic father, provider and husband. I miss him when he isn’t here and I know I must love him because even when I am angry with him I often feel badly that he is sad because I am angry… twisted, but true. I even love him when he is slurping and making mouth noises.
I am thankful for R. My first baby. I am thankful for her dimple chin, her cute bum and her precocious sense of humour. She told me the other day that I am her best friend. I almost died. I love it when she sings off key, tells jokes, dances with her twisty mouth and rolled back eyes, ‘reads’ stories aloud and when she bounds across the room to see me. I am thankful that she is happy and healthy, smart and funny, stubborn and willful. She is amazeballs.
I am thankful for K. She is cute in a bottle. I have said to many that her body and stance often remind me of John Goodman. All belly and butt. I can’t get enough. If biting her wouldn’t hurt I would be taking nips of her all day long. I love that she growls with a huge open mouthed smile upon entering a room, that she is full of beans and moves non-stop. I love that she gives kisses with tongue, that she teethes without complaint (Thank God), that she dances like Stevie Wonder and that she sings along with songs in the car. She is more in tune than her older sister… I love that she has a generous spirit and forgives her older sister a bonk or two. I love her stubborn spirit as well.
I am thankful for my family, near and far. I am surrounded by love and support. Life isn’t easy even when it is going well. There are daily trials and tribulations to overcome and it is all the more palatable when you can call someone and bitch and moan. I am thankful for buddy passes, family visits, phone plans and emails. I am one lucky lady.
I am also thankful for amazing friends who often take the place of family when no family is near. I have wonderful girlfriends who commiserate with the best of them and who are constant sources of laughter and debauchery.
My last two posts were pretty self-indulgent and whiney – believe me, I know. So, I thought I would post something a bit more heartwarming and cheerful. Life is good. So is pie. And turkey. Oh God, now I am drooling on my computer… gotta go!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.