Sunday, November 23, 2008

Gratitude - Day 23

Wow, what a difference a day and some sleep makes. I got nearly eight hours last night and feel like a whole new person. It was a lovely day full of little girls in tutus, boys tearing through house, football on the television and obscene amounts of food. In short, we had my side of the family's Thanksgiving. And I am so grateful for my family, the whole motley lot of them. My brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews and their Gramma and Pop. It is a blessing to be part of a large family and I am thrilled we chose to continue in that tradition. I hope that someday my kids will have their own noisy chaotic holidays with not enough seats and children constantly underfoot. I just can't imagine it being any other way.

I am also grateful that this week is over. Today, for the first time in weeks I am sittting at the computer prior to 11:30 at night. I have nearly 200 posts in my google reader and 87 requests in my Facebook account. And I am planning on ignoring every single one of them. And even better the week ahead of me seems amazingly devoid of entries on the calendar. With two very important exceptions. Thursday we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with my husbands equally wonderful and chaotic family and Friday Allie and I will be going to see this movie. And yes, I know the book is a pile of sappy, juvenile fluff-n-nonsense, that is far beneath my high brow tastes. Except that apparently it's not because we are both pretty darn excited about it.

And now, I'm off to write the mildly anticipated and much delayed giveaway post. It will go up at midnight: two entire weeks after I said I would. I am so sorry, but try as I might sometimes real life gets in the way of my blogging life. The nerve.


Anonymous said...

My daughter and I went to see it and you will not be disappointed, I think. I used to carry a torch for Quentin Collins(the werewolf) on Dark Shadows and he remarkably resembles Edward Cullen. It is so strange that I can so relate to what my 12 year old feels because I so vividly remember feeling that way myself! Have fun at Twilight!!Laura McCann

painted maypole said...

hmm... I will have to come back in 5 minutes. ;)

I am looking forward to some big old empty spots in my schedule this coming week and my daughter being home from school, so I can spend some time with her. it has been to slim of late.

painted maypole said...

girlfriend, it's 12:06, and there is no giveaway post. I think you're just leading us on... again.


Kyla said...

After my exams (Mon/Tues), I'll have the rest of the week on vacation with my kids ad husband! A rare treat!

Enjoy your week, Joy. The Internet will be here when you get back.