Thursday, December 6, 2007

Seasons Greetings and all that stuff

This time of the year I am usually mental or on my way. You have all that shopping, wrapping, decorating, cooking and putting up with that family member that everyone hates. Hey, you know you have one of those too!

Don't forget that stack of Christmas cards that needs to be addressed and stamped. I just spent most of the day doing mine and marking off each person off my list. I either need less friends next year or start buying in bulk at Sams Club.

It is the time of the year for reflection and being happy for what you have. I have come up with a few and wanted to share them.

First I am thankful for the 12 years or so we had with our dog, Jake. We lost him on the very first day of this new year. I am dreading that day coming up because I know what we all be thinking of.

Second, I am glad that I knew that wonderful woman known as my grandma. She was loving and courageous. She gave as good as she got. I knew this woman for 34 years and I still don't think that was long enough. So now I work hard with in her memory.

Third, a family member of mine (I wont say who to protect their privacy) had been diagnosed earlier this year with a awful disease. She then became pregnant a few months later. I happy to report that the baby keeps coming up negative. I hope for a happy ending because our family needs one now more then ever.

Fourth, my husbands mother had a stroke a while back. She is in her 2nd nursing home for therapy. She was finally able to lock and unlock her knees yesterday. Today she was supposed to take her first steps. She has worked very hard the last few weeks and it is good to hear that she is in better spirits.

Last, I am thankful for the roof over my families head, the food on my table and the clothes on my back. When ever it gets to that point where I want to give up (which was this year!) I think about the people who have it worse then I do and I can go on.

So this year make that list of things that you are thankful for and it should make you feel better too.