Happy Thanksgiving! This is my favorite of all the holidays! You get all the excitement and anticipation as other holidays, but without the pressure of cramming in all the pre-holiday activities. It feels calmer, more peaceful, enjoyable.
I hope this day finds you with friends and family, enjoying wonderful food, and taking the time to think of all we have to be thankful!
In general, I would much rather crack a joke than be serious… so in the spirit of the holiday, here’s a run down of the not-so-obvious things I’m thankful for:
Washing Machine – I mean… if I had to hand scrub and agitate all those bibs and burp clothes that William generates… I’d die.
Mini-Van – the fact that we packed enough stuff to sustain a small army for this Thanksgiving trip and we didn’t feel claustrophobic on our car trip is a miracle and testimony to how wonderful it is to have a van.
Amazon Prime – because I plan on not setting foot in one store this season (unless it’s a local store for fun local things… because I’m hip like that)
Elizabeth’s School – they do crafts! Bless them.
Instagram Stories – it’s a lot more fun to record a chatty video than take a “pretty” IG picture.
Hiding my FB app on my phone – election season just took it out of me. It had to be done.
Harris Teeter Express Lane – it’s just a glorious thing. Order groceries online. Hit up the drive through and have someone load them into your car for you. A mother’s dream! (Although Elizabeth is always disappointed that we can’t use the shopping carts that look like a little car)
Fall Leaves – I just love that smell of Fall leaves! Why doesn’t anyone make a candle like that? It’s like the “fresh cut grass” smell.
Baby Sitters – because date night has to happen at least a few times a month, even if it’s just a quick meal out.
Emojis and Auto-correct – making text messages oh so hilarious, even if it’s an accident.
In all seriousness, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
The very fact that you’re reading this means you are so kind to keep up with me. I am OH so thankful for you!