November 19th, 2010

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Day nine of being thankful!

It's day nine of being thankful, don'tcha know.

I hear you; you're sitting there and thinking, "Hey! I didn't see her first eight days of being thankful!"

Yeah, you'd be right. Because I did those eight days in my head. And unless Big Brother has figured out how to do the mind control/reading thing, you won't get to see those.

That reminds me, I need to dig out my foil hat. All this talk about mind control is making me paranoid.

Anyway, over at the Christian devotional and prayer community that I'm a part of, they're doing a little thang about being thankful in the midst of Thanksgiving season.

Which is totally something I can get behind.

Day Nine Of GreaThings 2010 is "Difficult experiences you’re now thankful for."

I shared our abridged marriage testimony a few years back. If you want to read it, you can go here. It's unlocked for just this occasion. The short version is that I'm thankful that Nolan and I had those first few rocky years, so that I can fully appreciate what God's given me, now.

And if you want to share what you're thankful for, and maybe win a cute Starbucks cup, you can click here and join in all the thanksgiving.

Have a great weekend, all! I'm thankful for all of you!
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Panic is Imminent

I'm not in full panic mode, yet, but I can feel it lurking just around the corner.

After speaking to my mother-in-law on the phone this morning, the realization hit me: Thanksgiving is in 6 days.

Holy crap.

We're having Thanksgiving here again this year. And only 15 people as opposed to 25 last year. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE having people over. I love cooking. I love hospitality. But it's Thanksgiving. Forget the concept of actually giving thanks for two minutes and hang with me, here. IT'S A HOLIDAY ALL ABOUT THE FOOD.

And you know what? I love that. Bring it on. I'm currently defrosting a turkey in the outside fridge. Aside from that and a 15 minute conversation with the MIL this morning, I've done NOTHING to prepare.

So this is me: preparing.
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I don't think I'll panic. I think it's going to be just fine.