Since it's Thanksgiving, but also Thursday, I think I'll share some random things I'm thankful for.
I'm thankful for modern technology. Because of it, I can be a college student and still be home when my children are home, and I can stay in touch with far away friends and family.
I'm thankful for good cookbooks, so I can make and enjoy super tasty food. And I'm thankful that I won't have to have my mouth water for too much longer before I get to enjoy today's feast!
I'm thankful for Mythbusters, because they've helped teach my daughters that science is cool.
I'm thankful for a warm bed and a roof to keep me dry.
I'm thankful for chocolate.
I'm thankful that I've learned how to make healthy food that tastes good so I can enjoy the chocolate.
I'm thankful for Blaine and Mel. It's nice to have family that aren't too far away. I'm thankful they're here right now to entertain the girls while Chris & I cook dinner (and I'm thankful to hear them tell the girls that they don't associate with kids who fight.) And I'm thankful for the great-smelling food they brought with them.
I'm thankful for good neighborhood friends. We are blessed to know some amazing people.
I'm thankful to be a part of a book club. Over the past two years I've read books I would never have read otherwise, and I've been able to participate in entertaining and enlightening discussion with a wonderful group of women.
I'm thankful for a job that I enjoy. It's been a long time since I've had a job outside the house, but I get to spend three mornings a week being entertained by a handful of kids. I hope they get as much out of our time together as I do.
I'm thankful for a bond of friendship that has lasted over 20 years. I wish we got to see each other more often than we do, but I'm grateful we've been able to keep in touch all this time.
I'm thankful for my parents. I'm the person I am today because of what they taught me.
I'm thankful for my wonderful family. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband who loves me in spite of me and three healthy, amazing daughters who make me smile every single day.
Happy Thanksgiving, indeed.