Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones and are settling back in after a hopefully long weekend.

I feel like I saw even less online about Thanksgiving this year, just more and more on Black Friday and shop early… and of course Christmas.

I did my best to stave off all things Christmas until following Thanksgiving, but I think I’ll let Thanksgiving hang on a little longer and share just a few things I’m thankful for this year:

  • The health of my loved ones, this year was rough on the family from start to finish when it came to medical emergencies
  • My loving, supportive husband
  • The technology that makes communicating with others easier
  • The ability to travel
  • Our beautiful new home
  • Plenty of healthy food
  • My career growth
  • Friends both online and offline

There are so many things and people to be thankful for, I am truly blessed.

Over the weekend the Christmas switch was able to be flipped and we began decorating the new house, making plans and listening to Christmas music.

How was your Thanksgiving?


Since this is probably the last blog I’ll post before Thanksgiving so I figured I would take a moment to share a couple of the things I’m thankful for this year.

1. My wonderful husband

2. Good health

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Thanksgiving Thoughts from My Husband

Last week, I was felled by a migraine. It started as just a headache while I was at the office but got progressively worse, by the time I got home, the nausea, light/sound/smell sensitivity had hit and I knew I was done for. I took a single Advil, put on sweatpants and laid down on the couch. I had let Brad know that my headache was now migraine. When he got home from work he came in quietly and kept the light off. Then he snuggled up on the couch with me and just held me.

Brad does a lot for me. He saved my life probably more than once. As I laid there waiting for the migraine to subside, I was thankful to have found and married such as wonderful man.

He’s not too bad to look at either 😉

I’ve been trying to get him to write a blog post for me occasionally, but he continues to decline. Then I found Samantha’s Blogger Men Tell All link up where she provides themed prompt questions and blogger husbands, fiances, boyfriends or male friends/relatives answer the questions. I sent this week’s set to Brad and he answered them below, my commentary will appear in [brackets] Continue reading

Fave Fives

I started my Friday Five posts to combine brief bits of information into a single post… and as a way to not have to write logically some days!

I figured I’d share some of my Friday Five Favorite posts… so today kind of ends up being a Friday 25!

1. Techno Home. Handy gadgets to have around the house. What are some of your favorite home gadgets? (They don’t even have to be technology related!)

2. October Thanks. Thankful posts are a great way to improve a mood.

3. A Tale of Excellent Service. Alternate title: The Time The Airline Bought Me a Beer.

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Being Thankful

I’ve been frustrated this week. I’ve been busy for the past few weeks. I’ve been just a little bit overwhelmed. But I’m thankful. Not for the frustrations, business or overwhelming things. I didn’t partake in the daily thankful posts on Thanksgiving because I didn’t want to commit to the idea of posting daily. But I’ve been enjoying reading my friends’ daily posts (although I think some of you are stretching it a bit…). It’s wonderful to see so much positive stuff sprinkled through my newsfeed. I wonder why it takes until the month of Thanksgiving for people to count their blessings? Taking a few moments to be thankful though is a great attitude adjuster and mood lifter. I often turn to thankfulness as a way to feel better in many situations. I’m in a pretty good mood today, but today’s post is about thankfulness. I’m thankful for:

  • My loving husband who reaches the things that I can’t, kills bugs, takes out the trash, installs appliances and supports me in everything I do.


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  • My sturdy, comfortable and warm home. I feel settled here, which is a big deal for someone who moved around a lot while growing up.
  • Family. Biological, married into and adopted in some way. Family can stir up drama at times, but at the end of the day they’re your people and it’s nice to have people.
  • My health. I may live with a chronic illness, but I’m thankful for the world-class team of doctors, nurses and CDEs who answer my questions and help me make the best decisions. I have access to the tools I need to manage what my body can’t anymore and I have access to technology that makes that jobs a bit easier.
  • My our jobs. Our employers offer amazing flexibility and benefits beyond what’s listed in our compensation packages.
  • Good timing.
  • Great friends.
  • Wonderful readers.

What are you Thankful for?