I find myself walking around these days utterly thankful for everything. I feel very blessed to have in my life the things I do, to have the direction I have, to feel like I am doing something with my life that gets me excited. When I first started out, I thought people would always question my sincerity – a habit I’ve gleaned from too many years in New York City, a city I love, but when you don’t love New York, it can easily bring you down. Especially a smiley kind of girl from California. But as this year has unfolded, I find that there is no need to worry, because I am sincere about everything I do, and people will just know.
So, I’m thankful for my Husbone, his support (and investment!), at the moment, I am very thankful for hammers and Sam Cooke, I am thankful for the love I have and the love I have to give, I am thankful for the wonderful couples I’ve met, and the love they have for each other that they are kind enough to share with me. I’m thankful for speaking from the heart, and for my very own personal family. And so I am so filled up with love and thanks, I thought I’d share with you my Thanksgiving Day.
Husbone and I always spend Thanksgiving with his family, as mine is many miles away. We woke up late in the morning to head on down to New Brunswick, for Thanksgiving (lunch) in the neighborhood.
As we are all packing in the car, Husbone shows off his $80 outfit, complete with suit from Minnesota, shirt from Tennessee, shoes from Oregon, and cap from Ireland, all of which were purchased at a very nice price.
Andrew’s Grandfather expresses his feeling about the 12 days of Christmas song…
The foliage was stunning in a way I had never seen before. Usually all the leaves have fallen by this time, but it was raining foliage down on us and the colors were more brilliant than I had ever seen. I’m not one for formal family portraits, but look at the color – that’s what it really looked like – this picture is straight out of camera! (Except for some removal of the red reflection from my Caucasian families face…)
Bones and I escaped to the basement for a short while. He played nice songs on the piano (I love being married to a musician!) and I sang off key for a while, until I found the key, and then I got tired and just listened to the nice music.
My nephew in law, Liam, and his brother Jack, are the two brightest kids I’ve ever met. Liam wrote a couple of brilliant songs, my favorite of which was something like- “You better watch your step- my room is a pig sty!” It was hilarious! We just couldn’t keep it together!
Waldo the cat belongs to Bone’s grandparents. I think he was taken away from his mother too early, because he never washes himself – he is filthy and gross and cranky all the time. He is declawed, but sometimes if you pet him, he’ll just turn around and bite and snap at you! He is a quirky and mean but charming cat, he’s 14 years old, and evokes the spirit of a really grumpy old man you can’t help but love. Here is a picture of Jack testing the waters…
Well! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and have much to be thankful about! Thanks so much for dropping by!