Thursday, November 22, 2012

I Just Want To Thank You

Today is Thanksgiving, a day where I get to eat all of my favorite foods: mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and gravy, turkey and gravy, a miscellaneous healthy veggie dish slathered in gravy, etc.  As you may know by now, we are hosting for the first time ever this year, and have been planning all of the details for weeks.  

Well, two days ago I woke up with the sorest throat ever.   Yesterday it was even worse.  My nose is stuffy, it hurts to swallow, and nothing tastes right.  To say I am bummed is a bit of an understatement.  

I have a house full of people coming over today.  I am grateful for family wanting to spend the day with us.  I am grateful for the turkey that we have spent all night brining.   I am grateful that my wonderful husband jumped in and made the cranberry sauce for me, so I don't spread my cooties to anyone else.
That very same wonderful husband is pumping me full of Dayquil and Emergen-C.  I have three adorable dogs who have been keeping me company when I need just a little more sleep before the Nyquil fully wears off in the morning  I have a warm house full of love.  I have a job that I actually like.  I have a wonderful family, both on my side and my husbands.  My problems are all very first world problems.  The kind of problems that come from having a comfortable life.  No it isn't a perfect life, but I am happy it is mine

So I can't really taste the gravy today.  I am already really sick of being sick.  I have the great fortune of knowing that this will pass, and in a few days I will be back to normal.  Let's face it, I will probably be taking care of my husband who will catch this cold next (and whoever catches it second always gets it worse).  I am grateful that I get to return the favor (of taking care of him, not of passing on the cold).

And to be perfectly honest, I am VERY thankful about this...

What are you thankful for today?

All images are from my Pinertest board here.  


Adele said...

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Erin, hope you feel well enough to enjoy it!
Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo

fluff and fripperies said...

Aw, hope you get well soon Erin and had a lovely day regardless xo

Emmy said...

Hope you feel better soon, Erin....and Happy Thanksgiving ((((hugs))))

thecriminallyexpensive said...

Being sick on the holidays especially when hosting isn't the ideal situation but I am sure you will have a wonderful day.

I am grateful for so much and I love those pics you put up because they are all true...especially the fact that spiders can't fly lol and centipedes too!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and feel better!


Loulou said...

Aww darn! Sorry to hear you're sick for the Thanksgiving you were looking forward to hosting. That stinks. I too am very thankful that spiders don't fly! Get well soon.

Shoe Bell(i)e said...

Hope you're feeling much better by the time you read this. And love all the quotes you have, esp the last one:p

CutestPrincess said...

very inspiring post, and i'm thankful that you shared this to us! i love your blog lay out!

It’s a GIRL Thing

E said...

I feel like I have so much to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to you! I hope it was wonderful.

aki! said...

Awww. How sweet. I do hope you get better. Thanksgiving food will still be around next week. Just on sale.

rooth said...

Boo - I'm sorry that you're sick but it's really great that family all came over anyway. My family / friends would totally quarantine me

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