Saturday, November 21, 2009

Almost My Favorite Holiday!

It's Saturday. That means like 5 days until Thanksgiving. I LOVE Thanksgiving. I LOVE everything about it. I love the house full of people. I love the colors. I love the chill in the air, the smell of hot cider and roasting turkey and candles burning. Yes, there are no presents, but I am ok with that! So much less stress leading up to it than Christmas. No mass shopping expeditions, no stress about finding the perfect "IT", no crowds. Just a warm house and great food.

I am blessed. Really, we all say that right? Sometimes it's harder than others to see the blessings. Especially when the bills have piled 6 inches high and there is no more money to pay them. When relationships are stressed and tensions mount. When my attitude is gone and I don't see it coming back any time soon. I have to step back and look at what I do have. A husband who loves me. 2 healthy kids. A great family and network of friends nationwide. A roof over my head, and (almost bald) tires under my butt when I need to get out. I live in a free country run by officials I pretend to have a say in electing. I get to stay at home every day, be here when my kids get on the bus and when they get off. I don't have to pay someone else to raise them. Luke lets me scrap to my hearts content, although I am sure at many times he is gritting his teeth at the lack of housework getting done. I have food, clean water, access to medical care, and no one waiting to beat, rape, torture me. No war in my backyard, no armed men at my door. And do I deserve any of it? Not especially. I haven't really done anything spectacular or worthy. So I guess it all comes down to the fact that God is good.

Yep, I seep into sap every once in a while. I don't like to let it happen often because it's of little use, all the blubbering and whatnot! So now that we have that all out of the way, I am off to finish putting together the guest room. Steve and Gayle are coming tomorrow very late to spend the week with us. I need to scrub the kids' bathroom since they will be sharing and the kids make a nasty mess out of it daily! I finally locked them out of it yesterday because they refuse to clean up after themselves.

So i am off, I need to get some design team blog posts ready too at some point today. Right, I just dont see that happening! Have a great weekend.


  1. hey there darlin', just wanted to pop in to let you know that you've won a RAK on my blog! It'll be posted around noon so stop by and check it out!! Email me your addy and II'll get it out to you ASAP! Take care and thanks for your support in the Purple Cows contest!

  2. I too love Thanksgiving, Rach. The focus being family, friends, food and celebrating the many reasons we have to be thankful. Our minister once put things into perspective, telling us to look at our bills as little blessings. Those monthly utilities keep us comfortable, healthy, and happy. The car payments enable us to get to work, shop for food, get to school. Its all good. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend.

  3. Congrats on your win Rachael!!!

    My favourite coffee cup said "attitudes are contagiuous, is yours worth catching". It was my morning wakeup cup until it broke. :(

    Enjoy your company!

  4. Great post, Rachael. We really are blessed to have everything we do. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with your family.
    Thanks for your comment on the bag I bought! If you like I send you the link to the etsy store who sells them (and other models) they are all as gorgeous!


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